Finance Manager & Company Secretary

Job Title: Finance Manager & Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Colchester
Salary: £45,000 - £53,000
Job Published: April 15, 2019 10:22

Job Description

CCHL is a young, growing and profitable group of companies providing a range of products and services in the housebuilding, property and energy markets.  As Finance Manager & Company Secretary you will be responsible for the strategic and day to day financial management of Colchester Commercial Holdings and its subsidiary companies, as well as ensuring internal financial governance and external accountability.

About the role

Working closely with the Group Commercial Director you will be an integral part of the management team overseeing all our financial controls and reporting activities.  You will offer key financial business partnering to the team, supporting and challenging teams to formulate strategies to enhance profitability.  You will also work closely with our shareholder’s Chief Financial Officer and their team to ensure all financial implications and risks of new commercial opportunities are fully understood and accurately reported.

As Company Secretary you will prepare for Board meetings and committees, advising on legal, governance, accounting and tax implications where needed.  You will also be the liaison for external regulators and advisors such as lawyers and auditors.

Our corporate culture is forward thinking, innovative, customer focused and built on a belief in partnership working.  You will be part of the management team who sets the standard for all staff to live and work to these values. 

About CCHL

CCHL is the holding company for three subsidiaries.  Colchester Amphora Trading delivers high quality products and services to public and private sector clients in the Property, Leisure and Health Care industries.  Colchester Amphora Energy designs and implements low carbon energy systems and provides energy services in Colchester.  Colchester Amphora Homes delivers high quality affordable and private sale homes in Colchester and the surrounding area.  We are wholly owned by Colchester Borough Council. 

About you

You must be a qualified accountant (CCAB/CIPFA) and have a track record of strategic financial working at a senior level.  You will have strong communication skills, both written and verbal and be able to work with multiple stakeholders, sometimes with opposing priorities.  

Ideally you will have a background in a complex company, where you have been an essential part of the strategic growth of the organisation, particularly in financial planning and reporting, modelling for new business cases as well as undertaking the financial stewardship of the business.

We will expect you to be able to work effectively with a range of stakeholders and recognise that CCHL is in business both to generate commercial returns and to support the delivery of the Council’s objectives for the Borough and its residents, businesses and visitors.