Financial Controller

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Red Door Ventures
14 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Department Head
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type
  • Join an expanding commercial residential developer with a social purpose
  • Opportunity to drive improvements and delivery of stratagic obejctives

About Our Client

Red Door Ventures (RDV) is a commercial residential developer with a social purpose, established in 2014. It is wholly owned by the London Borough of Newham (LBN) and has three main objectives:

  • Deliver a significant financial return back to its sole shareholder and funder, LBN
  • Directly deliver 50% of its development pipeline as genuinely affordable homes for the residents of Newham
  • Improve the quality of homes and communities in the Borough though quality design and management

RDV currently has 156 homes in management. It has just started the construction of a further 232 homes and by March 2019, this number will increase to more than 500.

Over the next 10 years, RDV have a target of developing more than 350 homes per year and are committed to 50% of these being genuinely affordable to the residents of Newham.

Job Description:

  • Oversee the accounts payable function to ensure our suppliers are paid on time
  • Ensure all staff are paid correctly and on time, and lead on onboarding of new staff members
  • Lead on the annual budgeting process to ensure the business meets its objectives
  • Influence the company's short, medium and long-term strategy by producing comprehensive management reports, forecasts and KPIs, for all budget holders and senior staff
  • Attend key management meetings with the shareholder and funder where necessary
  • Prepare the consolidated year end statutory accounts and audit files, and lead on the external audit
  • Assist the Finance Director in managing the Group's cash flow
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual business plan
  • Lead on the Group's VAT matters, including liaising with expert advisors and HMRC
  • Assist the Finance Director in the Group's other tax matters
  • Ensure the company's Enterprise Resource System (ERP) is maintained and delivers what the business needs
  • Implement and maintain strong internal controls to ensure robust financial management
  • Manage and motivate the Business and Systems Accountant
  • Undertake any other duties within your capabilities as may be reasonably required

The Successful Applicant


  • CCAB (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) qualified with post qualification experience
  • Proven experience operating as Financial Controller/Senior Finance Manager
  • Proven experience working in a commercial business-facing or business-partnering finance role in a complex organisation with large expenditure/project budgets.
  • Proven experience of leading an audit process
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Proven experience of leading an annual budgeting process
  • Experience of reviewing and analysing financial information and delivering comprehensive management reports
  • Able to challenge, engage, influence and add value at a senior operational level and within the wider senior finance team
  • Good attention to detail with an ability to understand wider picture and an ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload and projects to meet agreed deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communications and the ability to present effectively to varying levels in an organisation
  • A good understanding of IT systems used in real estate management and development (e.g. Yardi, Qube, etc.).
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel


  • Experience of real estate / development accounting
  • Experience of treasury management
  • Experience of financial statement preparation

What's on Offer:

  • Financial Controller
  • Competitive salary (£65,000 - £70,000)
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Based in London (Stratford)
  • Public Sector and Government, Property, Real Estate

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

Ref Code: MPFE14037324Z 

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