Lead Finance Partner

Job Title: Lead Finance Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Reference: 14018962/001_1563892017
Contact Name: Freddie Boath
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 23, 2019 15:26

Job Description

As the Lead Finance Partner you will lead a team of finance partners who will work across the organisation to provide financial information and analysis to support the delivery of our strategic plan. You will also be responsible for co-ordinating the production of our financial plans and reports, including liasing with external agencies such as our auditors and regulators.

Client Details

My client is a vibrant, confident and independent award winning housing association with ambitious plans, backed by strong finances and excellent colleagues. Established in 2008 as a stock transfer association, they have added 800 homes to their property portfolio, and are continuing to significantly invest in and improve, their homes and services to customers.

They have around 220 employees providing services to 7,500 homes.


What will you be doing here?

  • You will lead the continuous improvement of the finance function through the design and implementation of strategic delivery projects
  • You will ensure the finance partners work effectively with rest of the business to deliver the Silva Homes strategic plan
  • You will co-ordinate the production of monthly management accounts and KPI information
  • You will co-ordinate the production of the budget and re-forecasts including 'golden rules', KPIs etc
  • You will co-ordinate the production of the annual statutory accounts, including liaising with the external auditors
  • You will support production of the long-term financial plan
  • You will ensure all internal audit recommendations relating to finance are implemented
  • You will co-ordinate the compilation of data for bench-marking and VFM reporting, including identification and measurement of targets
  • You will authorise monthly payroll and weekly payment runs
  • You will ensure compliance with all applicable external and internal accounting regulations and policies
  • You will lead the continuous improvement of the finance function through the design and implementation of strategic delivery projects
  • You will support strategic improvement projects across other directorates
  • You will ensure the accurate and timely preparation of regulatory, government and other required statistical returns
  • You will ensure the efficient and effective administration and operation of the Open Accounts finance system
  • You will ensure the organisation's financial regulations are complied with
  • You will undertake such other work as determined by the organisation as being compatible with the responsibility levels of the post. This will include ad-hoc support for other colleagues within the finance and procurement team.


Skills and experiences

  • Experience of leading teams
  • Knowledge of the latest technical accounting and other regulatory standards
  • Experience of preparing financial plans, reports and analysis
  • Experience of reporting to executive level within organisations
  • Experience of working in social housing or businesses with one of more similarities (e.g. physical asset-based, property development, property maintenance, regulated, charitable etc)
  • Excellent verbal, written and numerical communication skills
  • Strong digital skills, including experience of specialist finance systems and MS Office
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Approachable, friendly and with a commitment to delivering a high-quality experience for customers and colleagues
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change

Qualifications and other requirements:

  • CCAB qualified accountant
  • Driving license with own transport preferred

Job Offer

Investing in you

  • A strong established pension scheme with employer contributions up to 12%
  • Support to gain new skills to be at your best
  • Investment in qualifications that will help you to develop in your role
  • Payment of professional fees and subscriptions
  • Uniforms, tools and vehicles for accredited people in trades and supportive housing areas

Supporting you

  • Digital devices to help you work where you need to, because we know work and life extends beyond the office
  • Free office parking
  • Paid volunteering opportunities

Recognising you

  • A competitive market salary
  • Recognition awards

Looking after you

  • A generous leave entitlement
  • A rewarding buy and sell leave scheme
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme to provide confidential advice when you need it
  • Flu jab vouchers
  • Eye care and spectacle vouchers
  • Access to various health and wellbeing activities
  • Discounted gym membership option
  • Health cash back plan option