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Financial Controller

Crest Nicholson
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Crest Nicholson's Yorkshire Division are now recruiting for a fully qualified Financial Controller, based at our office in Leeds, Yorkshire.

We're looking for an ambitious, motivated and highly driven individual with the hunger to succeed and progress in a well-established, successful division.

You will be taking responsibility for the financial reporting of the Yorkshire division, ensuring there are adequate processes and controls within the finance function.

You will be supporting our highly experienced and dynamic team, reporting into the Managing Director.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking for a highly engaging and challenging role having fully completed the ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA qualification.



  • Providing routine and ad hoc accounting information, enabling the Group to measure financial performance of the Region and make informed decisions on future plans/forecasts.
  • Preparing annual '3 year forecast' budgets. Responsibility for coordinating the budget review ahead of budget preparation.
  • Developing reporting procedures to enable the business to investigate and address specific problems in order to ensure achievement of profit targets.
  • Developing and improving current systems (COINS), including responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the accounting system.
  • Coordinating monthly objective forecasting of profit, and recommending adjustments to ensure the business continues to meet profit targets for the year.
  • Managing the use of working capital in order to maximise return on cash and resources.
  • Supporting and advising the Land Buying Team regarding financial implications of decisions on land deals, preplans and budgets.
  • Supporting and advising the Commercial Team on financial implications regarding cost reviews and build budgets.
  • Supporting Sales and Marketing Team regarding financial implications of decisions on sales pricing and marketing budgets.
  • Managing the Finance Department - setting targets on service to the business, measuring department and individual performance against targets, managing on-going development of the team.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the efficient and accurate use of systems by the Regional business in achieving its goals.

We're looking for the following skills and experience:
  • Fully qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • Housebuilding / property development / construction experience preferred at Management level.
  • Highly IT literate including advanced Excel.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Adherence to deadlines, and the ability to work under the pressure of month end and year end deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving and investigative approach.
  • Confident, strong character with the ability to lead others.

The Company

Crest Nicholson is a leading developer of quality homes and thriving, sustainable communities.

We create great places for our customers to live, selecting desirable locations for our developments and taking a holistic approach to the design of our homes and their surroundings.

Attractive placemaking helps us deliver appealing and well-connected communities where people and nature can thrive.

As an employer of choice, we offer an extensive range of benefits, to include:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Private pension up to 12.5%
  • Private healthcare and cash plan options
  • 28 days' annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Share save scheme
  • Gym membership discounts

We are an inclusive employer; the Company will consider flexible working requests for all roles.

We seek to be an ethical and progressive employer which encourages a culture of openness, creativity and continuous professional development and which rewards the effectiveness and loyalty of our employees as an equal opportunities employer. If you are applying to work at Crest Nicholson, we will ask you to supply us with sufficient personal information to help us process your application. To learn more about what personal information we will need to process and why, please refer to our recruitment privacy notice which can be found on the Crest Nicholson website under 'Recruitment Privacy Policy'.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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