Financial Controller - Hungerford

Home Counties
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
10 Dec 2021
What you'll be doing?

Operating successfully in a highly competitive sector, our business has a strong commercial focus, built upon a strong attention to detail and rigour in our day to day work. If you are keen to learn, can deliver under pressure and enjoy being at the hub of a fast-moving commercial operation, you will find much to enjoy here – not least involvement, ownership and every chance to build and develop your career.

Reporting to the Finance Director, to provide financial support to the Managing Director and Management Team in order to achieve the Divisional Targets in the short, medium and long term as well as leading an efficient and cost conscious Finance Team. To act as the conscience of the division and guardian of all internal controls.
  • Overall responsibility for the production of the annual Divisional budget together with regular 3YP reviews and monthly forecasts
  • Responsibility for the overall cash management of the business, including authorisation of payment runs, approval of expenditure and accurate cash collection
  • Production of a business plan in conjunction with the MD and other divisional directors and on-going monitoring against this plan
  • Active involvement in the succession plan and development of the Finance team
  • Responsibility in conjunction with the MD/Finance Director for the cost control of the business to include budgetary management, active participation in the monthly valuation process, management of CDP
  • To ensure integrity and accuracy of the plot financials and associated portal data
  • Significant interaction with other Departments to facilitate the efficient operation of the Division and accurate and timely reporting of information
  • Responsibility for the ensuring the financial elements of the packs submitted to LDLG accurately reflect the proposed acquisition
  • Ensures adherence to Group timetables and deadlines
  • Interaction with Regional and Group accountants as required
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to Group Policy and Procedures
  • Overall Responsibility for Insurance for the Division
  • Ability to appreciate the necessity to act independently if and when appropriate
  • Ensure the Division complies with all relevant legislation and statutory requirements
  • Attend site visits, FTQs, plot sign offs, etc as required for the efficient operation of the Division
What you'll need?
  • Professionally qualified accountant
  • 3 – 5 years post qualification experience preferably within the housebuilding sector
  • Experience in management of the budgetary process and cost control
  • A self-motivated individual with the tenacity to achieve Divisional targets
  • Highly numerate with strong IT and analytical skills
  • A team leader focused on coaching and developing the Finance Team
  • A good communicator able to contribute at all levels
  • Ability to challenge at all levels, including where necessary to challenge Divisional management decisions which may compromise Group objectives
Our Company and Benefits
We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major house builder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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