Head of Finance - Developments (PH)

Recruiter
psd group
Location
London (Central)
Salary
£100,000 plus bonus & benefits
Posted
18 Feb 2021
Closes
18 Mar 2021
Ref
PH PR/361604
Job Role
Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a long standing and privately owned group of companies focused on the student, PRS, residential development and commercial real estate sectors across the UK.  They are seeking a Head of Finance – Developments who will be the primary finance contact for their development business which extends to a pipeline of over £750m. This is a new role and will suit an experienced finance professional who has worked with a development business and is at finance Director (or just below) level.

The key responsibilities for the successful candidate will be:

  • Producing the Business Plan for the various development projects which consolidates the site appraisals and forecasts
  • Working closely with the development teams to ensure the business plan is maintained and up to date
  • Producing the management accounts for all companies which fall within the development business
  • Preparing and posting monthly accruals, prepayments and similar accounting entries
  • Leading the year-end audit process for the division
  • Producing and maintaining the monthly VAT and CIS returns.
  • Proactively seeking efficiencies and in streamlining process & systems.
  • Ensuring effective cash control, debt management, tax implications and covenant compliance.
  • Ensuring effective risk control and is a business partner actively working with development, land and sales teams
  • Reviewing current ways of working and is then able to manage change to overhaul/streamline and build effective, efficient reporting, policies and forecasting systems.
  • Responsible for producing the annual financial statements and accounts, ensuring a clean audit report and that the accounts follow best financial practice.

The Head of Finance – Developments will be:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Have significant post qualification experience in a similar position in one or more of the student, PRS, residential development and commercial development sectors
  • A skill in the development of financial models
  • Strong Excel skills with experience of producing a consolidated business plan and maintaining appraisals/financial models
  • A commercially focused finance professional who can work as a business partner to the Development Director, CEO and CFO

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head of Finance or Finance Director level individual to make a substantial difference to the way accounting is done for the major developments in this well established and successful business.

Ref: PR/361604

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