Finance Director

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Vistry Group PLC
Location
Amersham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 May 2024
Closes
17 May 2024
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role overview

  • ID:
  • Entity: Vistry
  • Region: Vistry South West Midlands
  • Department: Finance & Tax
  • Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
  • Job Location: Coleshill, West Midlands
  • Date Posted: 23.04.2024

We have a exciting opportunity for a Finance Director to join our team within Vistry South West Midlands, at our office in Coleshill. The role of the Finance Director is to drive the financial performance of the business unit (BU) and support the Managing Director in achieving the Business Plan. The Finance Director will be a key member of the BU Management Team / Board and will also offer financial support and guidance to all departments. The Finance Director will have a broad range of operational knowledge to enable critical review and challenge of key decisions and information across all the BU's disciplines. As our Finance Director you will also be responsible for the timely production of accurate financial reporting for the business along with management of the finance team.

  • Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
    • Agile working possible
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare
    • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits
  • In return, what we would like from you
    • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • ACA, CIMA, ACCA
    • Experience gained in the housebuilding industry in a senior role incorporating financial control, accounting, forecasting and commercial / finance business partnering including leading month end close, working with auditors, preparation of P&L and cashflow forecasts and supporting and challenging operational decisions
    • Proficient I.T skills along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)
    • Demonstrable strong financial management and commercial experience and track record of supporting business growth
    • Ability to formulate financial plans (long term and tactical) and ensure full engagement
    • Ability to influence change and build/maintain strong financial management within the business.
    • Must be capable of maintaining a high level of energy and team spirit that enhances goal attainment.
    • In depth understanding of budget management
    • Excellent negotiation and networking skills
    • An enthusiastic leader and strong team player, with the ability to operate and excel in a changing and rapidly growing environment
    • Excellent analytical, oral and presentation/communication skills
    • Able to work under pressure, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
    • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy
    • Decision maker with pragmatic approach to problem solving
    • An enthusiastic leader and strong team player, with the ability to operate and excel in a changing and rapidly growing environment
    • Excellent analytical, oral and presentation/communication skills
    • Able to work under pressure, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
    • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy
    • Decision maker with pragmatic approach to problem solving
    • Able to influence and persuade others
    • Discretion and integrity in attitude and approach
    • Experience as Head of Finance or Finance Director ideally within a UK construction / housebuilding organisation
    • Previous experience in using COINS and Anaplan
  • More about the Finance Director role
    • Develop the business plan (strategic plans and budgets) for the BU with other Board members
    • Ownership of the budgets and monthly forecasts for the business ensuring that they are accurate and well managed
    • Review and challenge proposed land acquisitions including areas such as financial assumptions and VAT
    • Lead and manage the BU finance team ensuring accuracy, quality and efficiencies are maximised
    • Ensure compliance with the Group Finance Manual and Limits of Authority
    • Manage the half and full year finance process with external auditors for the BU including joint ventures
    • Ensure that the key assumptions, risks and opportunities under – pinning the business's and projects performance are robustly challenged, clearly understood and managed
    • Oversee all weekly and month end processes and reporting for the BU ensuring that all reporting is accurate and provided in accordance with the required deadlines
    • Accurate and timely completion of returns to Group including, but not limited to, trading updates, budget packs, quarterly presentations, national statistics, salary reviews, bonus calculations
    • Management of the BU cash forecasts and working capital
    • Attendance at Cost to Complete meetings ensuring appropriate challenge on forecasts and risks / opportunities
    • Preparation / review of monthly finance board papers including attendance at Board meetings
    • Preparation of quarterly review and budget presentations and attendance at the relevant meetings to present to the Partnerships Board
    • Financial management of all joint ventures and provision of reports to the agreed timescales including forecasting, board packs, year end reporting / audit and attendance at Board meetings

Finally let's tell you a bit more about us

We're Vistry Group, the UK's leading provider of affordable mixed–tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership–led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they're needed most.

You're probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there's nowhere better to build your career. We're proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.

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