Regional Finance Manager (Housebuilding)

Orbit Group
Maidstone, UK
Closing date
9 Nov 2020

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Orbit is a fantastic business and one that's really going places.

With an established track record delivering over 10,000 homes to date and plans to build at least 8,000 new homes before 2025, Orbit is one of the country's major housing developers. We also have an exciting strategic partnership with Homes England to deliver, with a funding package of some £129 million.

We're delivering a truly varied range of homes, ranging from private sale and shared ownership to affordable and social rent properties all across the Midlands, the East and South East. We're driving innovative initiatives such as low-carbon district heating, and we're working to manage the entire development process from land acquisition to house building ourselves. With a commercial approach that believes in creating profit to reinvest in more affordable homes, and rapid growth in this team, it's an exciting place to be.

We have a newly created opportunity for a Regional Finance Manager to take responsibility for the southern region of Orbit Homes.

Reporting directly to the Finance Director and with a dotted line to the Regional Managing Director you will provide financial analysis and support to the regions senior management team to ensure that system data is accurate and readily available for reporting on cashflows, sales, stock and building reports.

You will provide and communicate the current financial position and impact on future forecasts and ensure that the region is working within the risk parameters set by the group. You will work with the teams to challenge complex project appraisals and continuously review performance of build projects and review on completion.

You will lead on budget and forecasting for the region and provide monthly management accounts in addition to providing financial support and guidance on various projects including new products, services and disposals.

In using data held within the business and outside to drive insight and improved performance you will support the FD in preparing presentations and papers for senior management and boards. There will be opportunity to support the project managers in writing and reviewing business cases, making sure that they meet the groups commercial objectives.

You will be based at our regional office in Maidstone with occasional travel to our head office in Coventry.

In addition to a base salary up to £65,000 you will benefit from a group incentive scheme of up to 15% of basic salary, 27 days holiday plus 9 bank holidays, private medical insurance, contributory pension scheme and a broad range of flexible benefits.

About you

We seek a qualified Regional Finance Manager or Management Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW or equivalent. You will possess appropriate proven experience in a finance position, ideally within a housebuilding organisation.

As a key influencer within the operation we require someone with a positive and engaging outlook, with the ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

You will possess strong financial analysis and modelling skills with extensive experience of using Microsoft Excel to provide business information. It would be beneficial to have experience in the use of SDS products (proval, sequel), knowledge of VAT, SDLT and accounting experience for joint ventures and other complex structure.

Why apply?
We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.

Orbit being placed as a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, for the second consecutive year, demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We have a corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, a leading reward and recognition package and our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

We all contribute to the future of the business and take pride in what we do, the results we achieve and the difference we make. The bedrock of Orbit's commercial 'Profit for a Purpose' approach is our values that under pin the way we work on a daily basis.

About us

We are one of the UK's leading housing groups providing high quality, good value homes to over 100,000 customers across the Midlands, the East and South East. We are a developing housing association that owns and manages 45,000 homes and builds 2,000 new homes every year.

Our customers are at the centre of everything we do. We provide all sorts of homes for all sorts of people and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and flourish. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance and discounted gym membership, 27 days holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

To apply for this role please submit your CV which demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need
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