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Finance Director, Aldershot, Hampshire

£65 - £70k plus benefits

Location: South East

FD Recruit have another Finance Director Job Vacancy for a Aldershot based client – handled by our South East Team.

A challenging yet rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Finance Director to join a charity which is a leading provider of leasehold housing and property management services throughout the South of England. They provide services to over 2500 customers on retirement and non-retirement developments. This role is ideal for an inspirational, knowledgeable, resilient and effective professional to join their team at this crucial time and be instrumental in the organisations success.
Finance Director role Overview:
The role of the Finance Director is to advise the Board and the CEO on all matters relating to financial strategy and financial governance, while leading an efficient and effective financial service to the organisations customers and staff. Responsible for the day to day running of the operational finance team you will be central in maintaining efficient finance operations. You will work co-operatively and positively with all departments, providing excellent service and support and advice where applicable.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Proactively contributing to the leadership team and Board efforts to develop and implement strategy, and resource and deliver strategic objectives. Particular emphasis on growth and profitability, by:
Contributing to effective corporate management, including strategy implementation, integrated business and resource planning.
Financial appraisal of new development opportunities.
Leading development of a medium term financial strategy, treasury management and the annual budgeting process to ensure financial balance with an effective monitoring process to ensure its delivery.
Developing and implementing procedures to ensure that responsibilities for budget management and control are unambiguously allocated, that commitments are properly authorised, and that budgets are related to clear objectives and outputs.
Providing clear, authoritative and impartial professional advice and objective financial analysis and interpretation of complex situations.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Accounting and internal controls
Ensure the accurate and timely preparation of the accounts, financial records and internal controls of the Group, including:
Preparation of statutory accounts on all estates managed
Review and completion of monthly management accounts and management information for all entities, Head Office, Ltd Company and Managed Estates.
Maximisation of the cash flow position by efficient management of income and expenditure.
Ensuring that all payroll is correctly and efficiently administered, including pension contributions and expenses.
Ensuring and reviewing all balance sheet reconciliations are conducted in accordance with company policy
Maintaining and implementing all internal financial controls in accordance with agreed policy.
Budgeting
Preparing budgets and business plans for the Group and its customers (when required).
Supporting estate management staff with the preparation of annual
Estate budgets, if needed.
Monitoring outturn monthly performance against approved Group budget.
Management Information
Ensure the accurate preparation and review of monthly financial information as required for all entities including Estates and Ltd Company, including management accounts and cash flow forecasts.
Submission of financial returns as required by the regulator and other statutory bodies, including PAYE and VAT returns
Treasury Management
Maximising the return on the reserves of organisation, GSH and leaseholders’ funds, within approved investment guidelines.
Ensure that all Estate funds are managed and accurately recorded to ensure
that no fund is overdrawn or may become overdrawn due to payments
required
Liaison with the Association’s bankers, as required.
Insurances
Ensuring that the Group and its estates maintain proper insurance cover at all times as required by leases, legislation and good practice.
Liaising with Group’s insurance brokers to ensure that the Association obtains the best value from all its insurances.
Ensuring the Association has proper procedures in place for submitting and monitoring the progress of all insurance claims.
External contacts
Day to day contact with banks as necessary, including preparing financial reports as required.
Regular contact with the Association’s auditors.
Attendance at Board meetings for as required.
Visits to Group estates from time to time.
Act as Company Secretary for some developments (as required).
Networking with professionals in other management companies and the wider financial professional community.
Key Performance Standards
The Finance Director’s performance will be assessed primarily according to the extent to which the following key objectives are achieved:
The Group develops and maintains a comprehensive financial strategy to safeguard the Association’s future and to support its development goals.
Effective financial controls are maintained, to meet the requirements of Board, auditors and external regulators.
To ensure the Association’s finances remain strong over both short and long term through the effective management of the Association’s financial affairs within policies and budgets.
Required financial reports and accounts are produced accurately and on time.
Finance staff work effectively and efficiently, and are line managed in accordance with the Group’s HR policies and procedures.
Person Specification
A qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)
A minimum of 2 years Lead Finance experience and exposure to Property Estate management is a must as well as working in the Charity\Not for Profit sector
Ideally member of IRPM / ARHM / ARMA or CIH with industry experience.
Proven ability to train and mentor with previous proven line management
Great Attention to detail
Understanding and acceptance of a control environment and the ability to influence and implement controls
Adaptable
Flexible to change
Ability to work in a team and on their own

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