Orbit is a fantastic business and one that's really going places.
Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.
Over 50 years later, we're one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve.
Your role at Orbit.
With an established track record delivering over 10,000 homes to date and plans to build at least 6,500 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. 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.
Reporting 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.
Use 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.
The role will be Midlands based but initially focus on our development in the South to cover a secondment. On the employee returning to post your focus will then be directed to our Midlands operations. Ideally you will be based in the Midlands with the ability to travel for occasional meetings.
What will help you make a difference.
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 within housebuilding or construction.
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.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability. As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.
Rewarding your contribution.
For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs.
We understand that everyone has different needs when it comes to benefits. That's why we have created an attractive benefits package with the option to select and purchase flexible benefits to suit your individual circumstances.
Some of our core benefits include:
Group incentive up to 15%
27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the "Orbit day"
Private medical insurance
Excellent contributory pension scheme
A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more
Our culture and purpose.
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. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this 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 support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this 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.
Work for Orbit. Believe in people.
We have so much more that we'd like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.
We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check