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Finance Director KMH/SO/263

Keepmoat Homes is a fast growing top 10 UK housebuilder. We design and build quality homes and create places where people want to live.

Our investment and participation helps transform communities and improves the lives of local people. We have a national presence combined with local knowledge and expertise in all aspects of housing – from finance, design and planning, to developing and building. Our comprehensive skills and capabilities give us a wider perspective across the whole housing lifecycle and we create lower risk ways of building homes people need.

For more than 90 years our work has been absolutely visible to local communities so being part of the community is in our DNA. We hire local suppliers and tradespeople and work with local communities to make sure that our plans meet their needs.

Job description


Main Purpose of the role

  • To take full responsibility for financial control and operational cash management in the regional business
  • To support the Regional Managing Director in driving strategy and delivery of the budget and business plans
  • To understand, implement and adhere to HSS policy and strategy and ensure that all staff reporting to you does the same.

Main Duties / Accountability

  • Proactive member of the Regional Board
  • Agree and implement the key strategic focus of the business      
  • Develop the annual business plan
  • Control the business on a day to day basis
  • Prepare the annual budget
  • Provide the key point of contact for the central Finance function
  • Develop procedures and reporting
  • Provide Regional financial analysis
  • Share best practice across all regions and benchmark financial information
  • Monthly Management Accounts
  • Assist in the Monthly contract reviews
  • Prepare variance reports and risk analysis
  • Working Capital and Cash
  • Understand and improve the working capital cycle, enhancing the cash balance and profile
  • Provide the key point of contact for the Divisional Accounts Receivable Department
  • Develop and monitor Regional cash action plans and weekly cash forecasts
  • Provide monthly working capital and cash flow reports (including detailed accrued income analysis)
  • Prepare the Regen Cap Ex proposals for Market Making schemes and liaise with Group / External funders
  • Overheads
  • Review staff structures and prepare overhead budgets and forecasts
  • Control overheads to budget
  • Provide detailed variance analysis and benchmark reports
  • Develop overhead scenario analysis
  • Develop and prepare financial KPIs
  • Control capital expenditure to agreed budgets
  • Monthly Profit Forecast (Working with the Commercial Team)
  • Prepare and control the monthly profit forecast
  • Update the Billings and Order template
  • Responsibility for Regional E-Vision data
  • Provide monthly commentary and variance and risk analysis
  • Develop Five Year Profit, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Forecast plans
  • Prepare Regional Reports
  • Weekly Report
  • Monthly Finance Packs and Quarterly Board Papers
  • Annual Budgets and Business plans
  • Provide financial information for bids
  • Develop risk management registers and processes
  • Attend Contribution meetings and review the CVR forecasts with the Commercial Team
  • Attend tender evaluation meetings
  • Challenge the Commercial Team
  • Enforce Group policies
  • Provide early identification of key business issues
  • Joint Ventures; e.g. PFI
  • As required – Attend Board Meetings, carry out the company secretarial function, produce financial statements, liaise with external parties
  • Provide the key point of contact for the External Auditors for the Region
  • Develop external relationships with key customers and advisors
  • As required - Attend Key client meetings
  • Provide the key point of contact for the Regional HR Administrator
  • Develop recruitment plans and monitor resource requirements
  • Provide the key point of contact for the central IT function
  • As required - act as an understudy in the Regional Managing Director’s absence

HS&S Responsibilities 

To take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work and adhere to the Keepmoat Health, Safety and Sustainability standards.

Skills, knowledge & experience

  • Qualified Accountant 
  • Previous experience in a Similar role
  • Proven management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Good at developing relationships
  • Experience of delivering timely, accurate and concise reporting
  • Experience of budgeting, cost control and management reporting
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to think strategically
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Must be organized and able to manage their time effectively
  • Demonstrate drive and energy in delivering high performance and keeping team focused on business results

Why work for us?

At Keepmoat Homes we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. As the market leader in our industry we want to ensure that we attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service for our customers.

  • Competitive rates of pay – We regularly check our pay against our competitors to make sure they reflect our position as market leader. We also review our pay every year.
  • Bonus Scheme – Our annual bonus scheme is linked to team and company performance.
  • Special offers for staff – We run a range of offers and discounts exclusively for our employees including holidays, health club memberships and days out.
  • Trust – We encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us.
  • Development – we offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career.

Our values

Our values are the foundation for our vision, the cornerstone of our culture and the benchmark for our achievement.

  • Straightforward - We get the job done in the most efficient and effective way. We are friendly, open and honest. It’s about being respectful and working in a transparent and honest way.
  • Collaborative - We work together in partnership to deliver the very best customer experience. Partnership working is key to our business. We work collaboratively to deliver the best results possible.
  • Passionate -  We care about what we do. We put pride and energy into delivering results. It’s important to us to do a good job.
  • Creative - We are proactive, flexible and resourceful. We listen, learn and deliver solutions. We don’t offer a one size fits all solution; we are flexible and will tailor our services to our customers’ needs.

Reference: KMH/SO/263
Hours: 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday
Location: Northampton, SK17 9RN
Employer: Keepmoat Homes, South Midlands
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Closing date: 28/06/2022

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