Finance Manager – Property – SME

Simpson Judge
19th June 2019
London, United Kingdom
Job Type
£40000 - £60000 per annum



We are supporting a private equity backed residential property developer in London who are looking for
a Finance Manager/Financial Controller to report directly into the Finance Director. You will support the business in a hands-on manor in a hybrid technical/commercial role. This is a suitable move for an ambitious individual looking to take the next step in their career.


• Ownership of monthly accounting processes which include management accounts and statutory accounts (FRS 102), ensuring all information and reports submitted are accurate and of the highest standard
• Assist with the strategic plan of the business by overseeing the finance function and adhering to company policy and procedures and adhering to industry standards and regulations
• Produce and analyse monthly management accounts and cashflows and communicate results to senior stakeholders across the business
• Support the FD with management of external stakeholders such as auditors and PE house, providing detailed info reports as per ways of working
• Take lead (where appropriate) in budget discussions regarding future budget preparation and cashflow planning operating with a commercial mentality and acting as a sparring partner and challenging internal stakeholders where needed, offering guidance on policy or processes and procedures where necessary
• Manage the entire finance function including transactional support structure (1 person) taking guidance from the FD where needed
• Support and drive improvements in efficiencies, taking the lead on any process improvements identified where necessary
• Business partner and cross departmental collaboration with non-finance professionals, communicating essential information from a finance perspective in a non-finance way where necessary
• Attend and contribute to monthly management meetings discussing business strategy including future project management or potential joint ventures that may become part of our planning
• Contribute toward monthly board packs and ad-hoc information needed to support said reports
• Ad-hoc project management e.g. Potential joint ventures
• Manage and process improve (if needed) the financial models


• Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), Part Qualified Finalist will be considered depending on experience and relevant skill set
• Previous project accounting experience would be advantageous
• Knowledge of the residential property development sector
• Experience of Sage Line 50 accounting software or similar
• Advanced Excel skills
• Up to date Tax & Financial Standard knowledge relevant to sector would be highly beneficial
• Experience of both larger companies in the sector and management of company growth

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