Director of Financial Services

  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Director
  • Location
    Barking, Essex
  • Salary
    80000 £ - 85000 £ / Year
  • External Reference
    340754

The Badenoch & Clark Housing Team are proud to be working in partnership with a Housing Association based in Essex to secure a Director of Financial Services. The organisation operates within an area of significant housing demand and is keen expand its housing stock over the next 5 years.

The ideal candidate would be an ambitious individual who will work with senior management to shape and modernise an established finance team into one that will support and delivering its strategic objectives. The role comprises both operational responsibility and strategic input. Therefore to succeed the successful candidate will need to be comfortable working with the Executive Team on strategic issues, as well as getting into the detail of the service to deliver outstanding performance and reporting.

Job Responsibilities:
Essential:
* Qualified accountant with significant practitioner experience within a Registered Provider of social housing or equivalent industry experience perhaps from public sector
* Significant experience at senior management level and leading an operational Finance team
* Experience of contributing to the development of financial strategy
* Experience of reporting at Board level
* Highly developed knowledge of public sector finance and the statutory and regulatory framework within which the business operates

Desirable:
* Educated to degree level or equivalent through education or training

Skills and Abilities
* Change Management - ability to manage organisational and cultural change.
* Budget/Financial management - highly developed skills in financial management and good business acumen
* Communication - highly developed communication skills with strong presentation and interpersonal skills
* Staff management - to be a highly effective, enabling manager with the ability to develop staff to maximise potential and drive up personal performance
* Problem solving and decision making - ability to analyse complex situations and have the courage to make difficult decisions and implement them
* Relationship Building - ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
* Ability to understand, identify and respond to the needs of customers
* Commitment to delivering excellence in customer service at all times.
* Negotiation and influencing - ability to negotiate with lenders and funders and to persuade others to follow a particular course of action
* Financial Planning - ability to model and stress-test various scenarios
* Ability to contribute at strategic and operational levels, across multiple business streams.

If you are looking for the next step in your career and you are interested in considering this opportunity please apply at your earliest convenience.


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