An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced Finance Director to join a fantastic team within Taylor Wimpey, the Home Builder of choice. Working with the communities where we build and for the customers who aspire to purchase their homes.
Leading the finance function for the region, you will take over an efficient and effective Finance team. The East Midlands region of Taylor Wimpey will produce c650 units this year, and the department consists of a Finance Manager, and 5 accounts clerks and controllers.
The incumbent Finance Director is retiring, and we are looking for an experienced residential Finance Director to take over the running of this talented team. Your management focus will be on getting the best out of your team, taking a good team and making them better with a fresh impetus and energy.
As the Managing Directors right-hand, and effectively being their number two, you will qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA, and will preferably be someone with Housebuilding industry experience. This role requires someone with the confidence, knowledge, and ability to challenge their fellow directors in board level meetings, acting as another set of critical eyes, seeing things that aren't right, and questioning in the right way so that mistakes are avoided, or things are not hidden. Sometimes hundreds of thousands of pounds can be won or lost on these meetings and the Finance Director's ability to critically challenge what they are being told is essential.Key Responsibilities: -
Catalysing optimal business performance·Review and challenge new business from key operational and performance perspectives, in conjunction with the BUMT.Provide financial oversight and final recommendation which considers all key business aspects including JVs, to the MD. ·Lead the business planning process.Review and challenge operational assumptions with the BUMT before critical decisions are taken, and for inclusion in plans and forecasts.Provide accurate and insightful financial information to support creation and articulation of the business plan including JVs. ·Challenge and encourage the business unit to optimise value from the landbank, delivering the anticipated financial performance, but maintaining the Group's customer centric ethos.
A businesses strategist·Together with the MD, lead the development of the BU business strategy including JVs, in conjunction with the wider BUMT.Support the strategy with appropriate and tailored financial analysis.
A financial steward·Work to protect the assets of the business, ensure compliance with financial regulation and ensure appropriate care and diligence is taken in the corporate governance of the region.·Provide critical oversight of the core finance outputs and processes operated by the Senior Finance Manager and team.·Provide overview to ensure robust financial processes and controls are consistently maintained.·Work with the BUMT to actively identify business risks, driving possible mitigating solutions well in advance of potential risks crystallising.Horizon-scan for potential opportunities for the business to deliver, to help shape the future of the business.
An expert finance operator·Create a team of suitably qualified and experienced finance staff, and develop both technical and soft skills in the team.·Drive the attraction and retention of key talent within the Finance function through a positive and engaging approach.
Leadership responsibilities·Partnering the MD on all new business decisions, including land acquisitions.Review all aspects of the scheme with the management team, critically assessing if the venture is the best use of capital, in line with strategy and the Taylor Wimpey ethos.·Sign off the financial models, having considered financing options and cash flows, timescales, tax implications and accounting implications.Write the final recommendation to the MD which considers all aspects of the deal, including technical, commercial, sales, as well as finance elements.·Obtain a true understanding of costs and risks for each site, drawing on knowledge from regular site visits.With this background, provide active review and challenge of the costs incurred to date/ cost to complete projections for each site (Cost Value Reconciliations) prepared by the Commercial team).Attend P&L meetings, and, challenge whether cost excesses/savings are expected and should be recognised.Look for trends in production differences, necessary fixes and expected cost changes. ·Working with the Production and Sales Directors, ensure the sequence of site delivery considers the appropriate risk factors
Key finance accountabilities and responsibilities·Drive discussion at the management team board, by presenting analysis, insight and interpretation of performance against business plan.Draw out the operational deliverables needed to allow the business to meet targets and optimise value.·Specify both business performance and financial measures, aimed at monitoring the drivers of performance.Interpret data and identify trends, making recommendations that aim to deliver an improved result.Lead frequent management team discussion, incorporating whether action should be taken.·Lead a rigorous discussion with the management team board around site-specific and strategic risks and opportunities facing the business. ·Lead the forecasting process for the business, through continuous engagement with the management team.Review the operational assumptions with the management team, ensuring decisions drive optimal business value and are realistic. What's in it for you?
This role represents a huge opportunity for you to make a big difference in the business, to bring a fresh perspective, and to energise your team. When putting budgets together we are looking for someone who can find that fine balancing point between the budget being a challenge, whilst at the same time being achievable. You must be detail focussed as ‘near enough' is not good enough. You must also be cost driven, asking what are the cost saving opportunities? Can you implement any change of process? Are you doubling up anywhere?
With a drive and determination to succeed, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record at Director level in the housebuilding industry, adding their experience to a strong, exciting, and energised regional board team.
The post offers a package level which will ensure Taylor Wimpey are able to attract industry leading professionals. In addition to basic salary Taylor Wimpey offer a generous benefits package which includes: Up to 75% Bonus, Generous Pension Scheme, Long Term Incentive Plan reward scheme, Share Save Scheme, Health CoverSo what's next?Please apply below or for further information, please contact Nick Frost.The Management Recruitment Group are Taylor Wimpey's retained recruitment partner for this position. Any direct applications or third party CV's will be forwarded to MRG.If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you please browse the other vacancies on our website. We are specialists in Residential recruitment and have a range of posts available. We also welcome speculative applications.
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