Deputy Finance Director Job In Poole

Deputy Finance Director


  • £90000 - £100000 per annum
  • Posted: 15/03/2019
  • Poole
  • Job Ref: 096110916
  • Permanent

Job Details

This established and rapidly expanding ethical housing developer and landlord owns and manages c30,000 properties across the South of England. With an ambitious £2 billion development program of adding 11,800 homes over the next 7 years combined with an impressive Exec team and a clarity of vision, the organisation is increasing its UK footprint at an enviable rate.

As the right hand person to the Group Finance Director, the post holder will play a pivotal role in the continued success of all subsidiaries within the group.
The role includes:

• Being a key member of the leadership team, supporting the Board and driving insightful analysis across the business
• Via a team of circa 60 individuals, owning the delivery of Group financial management and statutory reporting (internal/external), including financial operations, transactional accounting and finance systems
• Managing the centralised budgeting, planning & forecasting mechanism
• Ensuring a ‘right first time' financial controls environment, together with transparent cash-flow management whilst managing external relationships
• Facilitating the ongoing journey of improving commercial thinking across the organisation
• Contributing to the operational running of the group through membership of the appropriate Executive Board Panels
• Advising on appropriate Tax positions, including proposed business transactions
• Playing a pivotal role in M&A activities and facilitating the acquisitive nature of the group

The preferred candidate will:

• Be an experienced finance professional, with proven ability of leading and developing sizeable finance teams of varying ability and levels
• Exhibit in-depth and up to date technical accounting knowledge
• Have the ability to see beyond finance and able to communicate a simple message to non-finance stakeholders
• Demonstrate strong experience of consolidation systems and processes, probably through experience in working at a group level
• Have worked across an organisation that has experienced change, having added value to that process
• Be adept at driving change across processes, controls, systems and behaviours and operate with a natural sense of rigour and compliance
• Exude gravitas and credibility enabling you to operate with a high degree of emotional intelligence across the senior management team
• Display genuine common sense combined with wider appreciation of business matters
• Have a natural sense of attention to detail & be able to work effectively within a complex organisation
• Have a good working knowledge of VAT and experience of overseeing a payroll function would be an advantage
• Preferably be a chartered accountant with a minimum of 7 years post qualified experience

This is a high profile and genuinely business critical position within an organisation that prides itself on balancing a successful growth plan with an ethically rewarding environment.

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