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Finance Business Partner

Churchill Retirement Living
Balsall Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time

  • Job Title:
    Finance Business Partner

  • Location:
    Bromsgrove, supporting our Midlands and Northern Regional Offices
  • Reward & Benefits: Competitive salary, Company Car or Car Allowance and excellent Colleague benefits

Are you looking for an opportunity to be the finance lead in two key strategic regions for our company?

Do you have the ability to think commercially, analyse data and be able to present this is in a clear way to non-financial people?

About us

We are Churchill Retirement Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house-building sector and we're looking for people like you.

We're a family-run, privately-owned business and we're going places. We're proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing 700 people and growing all the time.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle, fears that can be experienced by older people, and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We've won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 3rd best company to work for and in 2016 we became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall 'Housebuilder of the Year' by the WhatHouse? Awards.

Our Values: TORCH - Trust / Openness / Respect / Communication / Honesty

About the role

Due to our continued growth and success, we are delighted to be appointing an experienced Finance Business Partner to our Warrington and Bromsgrove offices (Northern and Midlands regional offices).

Reporting directly to the CRL Finance Manager and working closely with both Regional Managing Directors you will provide efficient and effective financial control, information and advice at all levels within the company. This will include management accounts, workflow reporting, forecasting and providing financial insight.

Your duties will also include:
  • Producing monthly Regional Board reports with commentary and input into the Regional Managing Directors Operations Board report.
  • Interpreting and challenging financial and statistical information from the business, to analyse the performance of the region and provide advice to the Regional Board members.
  • Reporting against KPI's to ensure we are on track to deliver our ambitious 4 year growth plans, understanding and commenting upon key variances.
  • Attending key regional meetings such as Regional Board meeting, workflow meetings and cost review meetings.
  • Controlling, collating and providing annual regional budgets
  • Owning site appraisals, for each development for which you are responsible. This means keeping the appraisals updated, scrutinising and challenging inputs and searching for risks and opportunities to improve the profit margin and providing reports for key stages in the appraisals lifecycle.
  • Assisting with the production of statutory accounts

The working hours for this role are 9:00am-5:30pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00am-5:00pm on a Friday. No weekends. It would be expected that your time would be split between the two regional offices to ensure you can support both regions equally.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Management Accountant who will enjoy being a trusted partner to two growing regions within the housebuilding sector. You will be a fully qualified professional to CIMA, ACCA or ACA level with excellent knowledge of accounting systems.

Your background will include the preparation of management accounts, forecasting, budgeting and communicating with people around the organisation. You will be confident in your ability to produce meaningful reports with accompanying narrative, in addition to presenting the information in board meetings.

Our new Finance Business Partner will have excellent interpersonal skills, a logical and methodical way of working with strong time management and planning skills.

Confident IT skills and the ability to write clear, concise and accurate reports are also essential skills for this opportunity.

How you will be rewarded
  • Competitive salary
  • Company Car or Car Allowance options
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 25 days, plus Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Personal Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Investment into your personal development
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Long service awards
  • £200 John Lewis vouchers for all expectant parent
  • Colleague recommendation bonus scheme
  • Colleague well-being initiatives and Ambassadors
  • Socially conscious company with our own charitable foundation who offer a fund-matching programme for Colleagues

Join the Churchill family and be part of an ambitious and successful business who value and appreciate their people. Apply today!

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