Head of Finance
Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources (EDFCR)
Up to £70,000 plus excellent benefits package
Estuary Housing Association are looking to appoint a Head of Finance to join our team which is a newly created and pivotal role to the organisation. Estuary is a Housing Association with a strong and clear regional commitment within Essex. We are committed to the provision of good-quality housing, care and support services to meet local needs and to contribute to the development of sustainable communities. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do, their views are important to us in helping to shape future services.
We are an ambitious organisation focused on delivering great value services that make a difference, working closely with the residents to make Southend a better place to live and work. We aspire for Estuary to be a great place to work and an employer of choice in Southend. The Head of Finance is a key appointment which will provide operational leadership and management of the company’s Finance service, and strategic support for the Senior Leadership Team, resulting in the delivery of great value services that make a difference for our customers and our communities.
Reporting directly into the Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, you will provide a financial perspective to strategic planning and business development and effective ongoing financial management and control within a culture of continuous improvement. You will develop and maintain good relations with new business partners, evaluating and financially appraising new business opportunities. We are looking for an ambitious individual who will shape and modernise an established finance team into one that will support Estuary in delivering its objectives. This role comprises both operational responsibility and strategic input.
To succeed you will need to be comfortable working with the Senior Leadership Team on strategic issues, as well as getting into the detail of the service to deliver outstanding performance and reporting. The ideal candidate will be a finance professional and be ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA qualified or equivalent, with previous experience of managing a finance team. You will have gravitas, drive and ambition with a degree of commercial acumen and the ability to liaise with high level key stakeholders and create insightful financial information that will drive business performance.
You will be a strong team manager and be able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation. You will drive achievement of key allocated Corporate Strategy objectives. You will lead and coordinate the budget compilation and business planning process for the organisation ensuring sound monitoring and controls are in place.
Estuary has a hands-on, problem solving team culture, so it is essential that you can roll up your sleeves and be involved in the day to day operations as well as coaching and influencing others to continue to innovate and improve the financial processes.
This is an exciting time to join Estuary and if you feel you have the drive and the passion to help us to achieve our mission and vision, then we can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.
All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Senan Pierce at Hays Senior Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process
How To Apply
We want to make the process of applying for this role as straight forward as possible.
To this end, we ask that your application consists of the following:
- A covering letter, no more than 1 page in length which addresses and provides evidence against the criteria, set out in the Person Specification. The covering letter provides you with the opportunity to explain your motivation for applying, as well as highlighting how your experience and achievements fit with the requirements of the role. As such, it is an important part of the application process.
- A copy of your most recent and up to date curriculum vitae.
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