Finance Director

London Permanent
  • Exciting opportunity for a Finance Director to join The Barnet Group
  • Looking for an individual from the social housing sector

About Our Client

The Barnet Group is a local authority trading company (LATC) that was created in February 2012.

Across the Group we employ around 1,000 staff, providing a range of services to people who live in council-owned homes, people who are homeless or facing homelessness, care and support clients from Barnet and other local authorities, and private customers.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, which means that any income we generate is reinvested into improving local public services and supporting communities.

No day is ever the same as we could be helping someone who became homeless that morning, moving people from a regeneration estate, repairing a property a resident moved into 20 years ago (or 2 months ago), helping someone move into a care home or supporting adults with learning disabilities take part in normal activities like swimming at the local leisure centre.

Job Description

The Barnet Group (TBG) is looking to appoint a new Finance Director to join their Senior Management Team (SMT), the role is responsible for Finance, Treasury & Procurement

  • Working closely with the rest of the SMT and their teams, you will manage the day-to-day operational functions in Finance, Treasury and Procurement, including presenting to board where necessary and working closely with the Executive Team.
  • Managing the finance function to deliver robust financial controls, improve performance whilst mitigating risk and delivering a timely audit.
  • Introducing a new business partnering framework to progress the way finance communicates with the business.
  • Focusing on finance systems, ensuring automation where possible and creating a robust systems plan to deliver an effective and intuitive service.
  • Coach and mentor the team
  • Create a high-performance work culture across the 3 functions

The Successful Applicant

You will be a qualified accountant with a proven track record of achievement, with the ability to drive and manage a diverse workforce. The ideal candidate will have worked in social housing or other relevant industries, with experience managing a finance function. An ability to 'shift' seamlessly between service businesses and those that are 'asset heavy' and thus longer term in strategy. It is also important to have previously held a senior management position with regular exposure to the Executive Team.

This is a great opportunity to join an organisation that is at a pivotal point in its evolution.

What's on Offer

Circa £100,000, plus benefits

Closing date is 22nd November 2023

Elizabeth Campion
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2173

Job summary

Job function
Financial Director / CFO
Not For Profit
Contract type
Consultant name
Elizabeth Campion
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2173
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