Director of Finance & Resources
This represents a fantastic opportunity to join an established and reputable housing association who provide good quality and affordable homes for single people, older people and shared ownership across North Leeds. Following a board approved business development strategy and a full governance review, the board have ambitious plans to deliver more, hence this role is pivotal in shaping the future, giving you a genuine chance to make your mark in their exciting journey. Reporting to the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees, you will take responsibility for a number of key elements across the business. These include: Financial Planning & Management; Treasury; Rent Control & Service/support charge administration; Home sales and share ownership; Risk Management; HR; IT; Procurement; Governance; Business Continuity; Internal & External Audit. Specifically this will involve: Providing strong leadership through change and transformation activities to help deliver the business plan; Developing a positive and motivating staff structure; Leading the development and successful implementation of the corporate strategies, business improvements and financial plans; Promoting a customer and performance focussed culture; Leading on any external corporate quality initiatives; Accountability in annual budgets and cost savings; Ensuring the day to day financial control elements are managed effectively (e.g budget reviews, management accounts, cash flow management); Ensuring they operate within all regulatory guidance and statutory & legislative requirements; Responsibility for the identification and management of risks. You will either be a qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA) or qualified by experience accountant with significant senior management experience gained with a multi-functional business. Experience of devising and delivering business priorities in the social housing sector will prove advantageous, however experience from a similar industry, e.g. not for profit will certainly be considered. In addition to possessing the necessary financial skills, you will have strong management and leadership qualities, along with some experience in non-finance areas such as HR, IT & Governance. You will ideally possess knowledge of corporate governance issues and are able to lead the development of strategies and contribute to the wider strategic thinking across the organisation. You will be commercially astute with the proven ability to take calculated risks, possess a positive "can-do" attitude, able to influence others, and have a high personal integrity and focus on personal accountability to deliver effective outcomes. You will be rewarded with a fantastic remuneration package and first class working environment in new modern offices and a warm, refreshing and forward thinking customer service led culture. In addition to the competitive salary, you will receive a car allowance, excellent pension, and uniquely generous holiday allowance! Interviews are to be conducted imminently, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. N.B. Lyons Recruitment have been retained on an exclusive basis, hence any direct or other agency applications will be disregarded.