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Finance Director

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  • Discipline:

    Strategy & Finance

  • Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £97000.00 per annum + pro - rata

  • Contact:

    Carl Maw

  • Contact email:

    carl.maw@macgregorblack.com

  • Salary:

    97000

  • Salary band:

    97000

  • Reference:

    965_1600787033

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-22

  • Startdate:

    asap

  • Client:

    #

My client are looking for an outstanding individual to join a property investment group with capacity of £50m. Reporting to the Manageing Directors of each business (a property trading arm and a bridging lender), but with direct contact with the founders and major shareholders, this role requires strong communication skills and the ability to weigh and critique a wide range of views. Strong values and high standards are a given.

The group is backed by a number of ambitious HNW individuals with a track record of founding and building businesses into hugely valuable organisations. Working with this calibre of investors alongside a high-quality existing management team provides an exciting and dynamic environment which requires a nimble thinker with good emotional intelligence.

Gravitas and the ability to build trust quickly would be highly desirable traits as well as a curious mind and the courage to challenge accepted wisdom or the senior team. The environment encourages debate and provides the opportunity for full participation in a range of commercial and strategic decisions. Equally valuable is the ability to accept being wrong and develop consensus rather than being combative.

With a strong group accountant running the day to day finance team, this is a 'bigger picture' role where assisting with creating financial structures for growth alongside strong risk management will be highly valuable. This is a 2 day per week role, with flexibility so that hours can be spread across the week to suit the successful candidate and the business.

Company Profile

  • Busy, successful and forward-thinking property investment group
  • Traded over £100 million of property (400+ transactions) last financial year
  • Lending book approaching c£20m
  • Successfully trading over 10 years
  • Strong reputation in its chosen markets for being professional, easy to work with, deal makers
  • Work with national home builders and estate agents offering property Part Exchange and chain repair services
  • Buy property direct from customers looking for a cash sale
  • Operate ethically in a quick-sale market - one of only a handful of buyers to be recommended by independent experts
  • Short term bridging finance for investors looking to buy & add value to property

Responsibilities

  • Managing Relationships with funding stakeholders; shareholders, banks and HNWs
  • Funding strategies as and when growth opportunities present themselves
  • Financial and commercial risk management
  • Internal controls and counter fraud measures
  • Monthly reporting to the board and covenant reporting to funders
  • Business planning/forecasting/budgeting
  • Analyse and improve upon the KPIs currently reported, interpreting them to non-financial people as appropriate
  • Strategic advice and decision making

Essential

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Experience within a leveraged environment
  • Ability to develop KPI dashboards and a curiosity about how data can improve the business
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desirable

  • Experience of leadership within a small but ambitious business
  • Understanding and management of investor requirements
  • Understanding of the property market and property taxation

Location

  • Remote/flexible working as standard but with occasional travel to East Midlands or London for board meetings or investor meetings as required