Senior Development Analyst – Housing Association Organisation

PSD Group
up to £58,000 + bonus + excellent benefits
Closing date
17 Aug 2022
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Our client is the Britain’s largest social landlord with a mission to deliver good quality, affordable homes and neighbourhoods to people failed by the market and help them to lead economically active lives.

Currently seeking a qualified accountant acting as a finance business partner with expertise in investment appraisals, business cases and financial modelling ideally coming from property development or real estate background. The successful candidate will report direct to the Head of Development Finance and Analysis.

Key responsibilities for the new Appointee will include: 

  • Act as the finance business partner to property development business for a defined region
  • First point of contact for finance related matters, for both private sale and affordable housing property development
  • Build and maintain relationships between the Development and Finance Directorates, and work as a collegiate member of the development finance team
  • Lead on providing timely and accurate management reporting information for his/her scheme portfolio
  • Act as the principal finance representative at monthly scheme progress meetings
  • Lead on responding to management accounting queries from regional stakeholders
  • Pro-actively supports the regional Head of Development Finance in reviewing commercial investment appraisals for proposed acquisitions, conducting financial due diligence, advising the Development team on deal structures, and drafting investment papers
  • Provide ad hoc scheme investment analysis as required, including financial modelling
  • Assist in assessing the financial and commercial risks of investment proposals, applies sensitivity and scenario analysis, and identifies mitigating actions for risk management
  • Review and monitor finance, tax, and control risk on schemes, ensuring that these are effectively managed, supported by the Regional Head of Development Finance, as appropriate
  • Ensure that governance and financial regulations are appropriately applied across the development programme

The Successful Candidate will be: 

  • Qualified Accountant or equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and excellent knowledge of MS Excel
  • Proven experience in property development finance, ideally with prior experience of investment appraisal financial modelling for mixed tenure schemes
  • Thorough understanding of the UK residential real estate market
  • Strong track record of delivering timely and accurate management reporting
  • A good understanding of technical and commercial risks associated to property development
  • Experience of working autonomously (this role will sit within the regions), with an ability to multi-task and manage the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, effectively dealing with and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders within Development (Land, Delivery, Sales etc.) and Finance colleagues


This is an excellent opportunity to join an inspiring organisation with a core social mission to provide homes for those who need th



PSD Property & Construction is split into 4 distinct teams:

PSD Property & Construction operates from 3 locations, London, Manchester and Dubai and supplies Property Professionals into many industry sectors. PSD primarily serves the Commercial Development, Property Investment Surveying, Housing & Main Contracting markets in the UK the Middle East.



  • Surveying & Planning (includes Private Practice, Project Management, Commercial Development, Fund & Asset Management, Corporate Real Estate, Capital Allowances, and Consultancy). 
  • Facilities Management (includes FM Providers). 
  • Residential Development (includes Speculative Housebuilding, Affordable Housing,Contractors, Housing Associations, ALMO's and Regeneration / Renewal). .
  • Main Contracting (includes Main Contracting & 2012 Olympics).


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