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Barnsley, South Yorkshire (On-site)
£60,000 - £65,000 per year
Job description
  • Great opportunity to work with a highly regarded local housing provider
  • Based in South Yorkshire and offering flexible working arrangements

About Our Client

Berneslai Homes is a successful, award winning arms-length management organisation (ALMO) based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Managing around 18,000 homes on behalf of Barnsley Council with a strong community focus across a borough having a unique blend of rural, town centre, and urban housing.

They are more than just a landlord and a key community anchor with a strong local reputation and high visibility across their neighbourhoods.

With a clear vision on creating great homes and communities with the people of Barnsley.

Everyone who works for Berneslai Homes embraces the '3 Cs' values:

  • Customer first - you'll be at the heart of all we do.
  • Can do attitude - we'll make change happen, fix problems, and adapt to achieve.
  • Curious - we'll look beyond face value to get things right.

They are looking for a Head of Finance to join their small established team and be involved in the strategic decision making for the organisation.

Job Description

As the Head of Finance, you will:

  • Take the strategic lead of the finance function across the company
  • Provide financial services which safeguard and promote the Company and HRA financial position, drive and assure best practice and compliance with constantly changing legislation, regulations and accounting standards.
  • Provide professional leadership on finance matters including budget setting, budget monitoring and final accounts.
  • Advise the Chief Executive, Executive Directors, and Heads of Service in managing the finances of the Company and delegated Council HRA budgets ensuring compliance with legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Provide advice and support to all budget holders when dealing with complex financial issues
  • Prepare and present management reports to Executive Management Team, Audit Committee and Board
  • Facilitate and manage partnerships with external and internal audit
  • Work in partnership with the Council's HRA finance team
  • Prepare annual financial statements.
  • Maintain information systems in line with service requirements.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Head of Finance will have:

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA OR CCAB Qualified Accountant
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work autonomously at a senior level within broad parameters
  • The ability to think and plan strategically, adapt positively to change and drive the delivery of strategies
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex qualitative and quantitative data, drawing conclusions and presenting findings
  • Excellent leadership, coaching and management skills with a collaborative style
  • Ability to lead on the development and implementation of effective IT systems to meet the requirements of the service
  • Knowledge and understanding of local authority and company accounting requirements
  • A track record of building lasting trusted relationships with stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Ability to network effectively at all levels and influence without direct management oversight
  • Prior experience of working in a housing or similar sector - Desirable

What's on Offer

What is on offer for the successful Head of Finance:

  • Competitive salary up to £65,000
  • South Yorkshire Pension Fund
  • 35 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays.
  • 37 hours per week, working hours
  • Hybrid working policy of 2/3 days on site and rest working from home

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Posted on: 17 November 2023
Closing date: 15 December 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: MPCYJN1120236244257
Tags: Finance, Management