Finance Business Partner - Development

Stonewater Ltd
Reading, UK
07 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 hours



We are looking for a passionate and motivated Finance Business Partner - Development to join our team in Reading.

Driven by our vision for everyone to have the opportunity to have a place that they can call home, we're a leading social housing provider with a mission to deliver good quality, affordable homes to people who need them most.

We manage around 32,000 homes, serving 65,000 customers across our portfolio of affordable properties for general rent, and shared ownership and sale, as well as specialist accommodation, and an ambitious house-building programme.

We're looking for like-minded people to join our team of over 800 colleagues who embody our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial, as well as people who want to make a difference and transform people's lives.

We're proud to have been named as one of the top 100 not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK.

The role:
  • Responsible for the preparation of timely, accurate and relevant monthly management accounts, quarterly forecast, annual budget for Development Directorate and to ensure timely submission of results to the Executive Director and their management teams to assist with decision making process at strategic and operational level
  • Responsible for Value for Money reporting to Operational and Senior leadership teams and the Executive Director of Development.
  • Provide financial input into annual statutory accounts process and work closely with Financial Reporting Controller and Head of Financial Reporting to achieve successful audit for all entities.
  • To ensure a high quality effective Finance business partnering service is delivered to internal customers, which includes providing financial information for Development Directorate, financial advice and support in commercial decision-making and the growth of the business in order to initiate and develop solutions to satisfy changing needs of customers.
  • To work, collaboratively and supportively as part of the wider finance team. To encourage a culture of high performance, continuous improvement, customer focused service and ability to deliver the results in a changing environment.
  • To initiate, define and implement process and system enhancements in order to provide excellent business partnering and management reporting service.
  • To ensure periodic review and update of relevant sections of the financial policies and procedures.
  • To comply with all relevant policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with standing orders and internal controls.
  • To undertake other duties of a similar level of responsibility, as might from time to time be reasonably required including working flexible and additional hours as may be necessary.

To undertake other duties of a similar level of responsibility, as might from time to time be reasonably required including working flexible and additional hours as may be necessary.

The ideal candidate:
  • Robust business leadership and commercial acumen including commitment to value for money
  • Strong analytical skills communication and presentation skills to influence the decision making process at operational level.
  • Excellent business partnering skills and customer service approach
  • Proven track record of leading a team in a changing environment, with the ability to respond promptly to change and a proactive approach.
  • Ability to initiate, define and project manage system and process changes to drive business efficiencies and continuous improvement
  • Qualified accountant with relevant experience in management accounting and finance business partnering service, and awareness of tax matter as relevant to development activities.

Appointment to this role will be subject to satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.

Our Offer:

At Stonewater we offer excellent benefits which help make us a great place to work!
  • A retirement savings plan - up to 7% matched contribution rate
  • Life assurance - 3.5x contractual pay
  • Career development and progression opportunities
  • Holiday starting at 26 days with the option to buy/sell
  • Deals and Discounts on shopping, travel, optical etc.
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual Company Day
  • Values Award celebration events
  • Team building days

And much more...

Stonewater supports equality of opportunities and are dedicated to being a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer.

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