Financial Planning Manager

Oxfordshire Permanent £70,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Support an organisation that is making a positive impact on society.
  • Play a vital role in providing essential housing services.

About Our Client

A not-for-profit housing association based in Oxfordshire that provides affordable housing and related services to individuals and families in need. Primarily operating in Oxfordshire, managing a portfolio of over 4,500 homes, including rental properties, shared ownership homes, and properties for older individuals. The organisation aims to create vibrant and sustainable communities by delivering high-quality housing options, offering support services, and actively engaging with residents.

Job Description

The key responsibilities of the successful Financial Planning Manager:

  • To support the Head of Finance & Treasury in production, update and review of the Group Business Plan and assess project and operating proposals against the business plan.
  • 30-Year Plan
  • To co-ordinate the annual budget and quarterly forecast process across the Group to ensure accurate information is included in the Company's Business Plan
  • To lead on all aspects relating to potential new business combinations and how they impact on the core group. Understand the need and the implications on accounting. Work to embed and guide the way for the shared services team to integrate into business as usual.
  • To support the business partners in their work with budget holders and managers throughout the year in forecasting expenditure and reconcile the total expenditure for the organisation to the business plan.
  • To control and monitor development expenditure of the organisation in order to forecast cash flow, assess the impact on security and the effect on the overall business plan
  • To prepare an annual development budget and ensure that the Business Plan/NROSH quarterly forecast is updated with the latest development cash flows.
  • Actively support the Group's investment decisions by ensuring that the correct assumptions are included in the financial appraisals of development schemes and other projects to ensure compliance with corporate objectives.
  • To monitor the Group's cash flow and support the Treasury Accountant on all aspects relating to loan portfolio, security and Treasury requirements.
  • To monitor security and loan covenant requirements for all lenders.
  • To maintain up to date knowledge relating to capital/investment project accounting and treasury accounting, including the effects of IFRS and SORPs on the application and treatment of numbers within the statutory accounts
  • To manage cashflow in line with current Treasury policy.
  • To work in conjunction with the Treasury Accountant for charging properties for loan security purposes
  • Develop value adding reporting to ensure stakeholders understand all areas of finance across the organisation.
  • Manage and be responsible for production of statutory accounts, regulator returns, compliance with accounting rules and finance processes that link to the financial planning area.
  • Ensure monthly management accounts, statutory accounts and end of year audit are comprehensive, accurate and timely.
  • Work with the finance business partners to establish key KPIs for their departments, review progress against budgets and KPIs to support the long-term strategy of the business.
  • Aim to influence decision making, assess the value delivered by the organisation and provide strategic insight based on internal reporting and external benchmarking.
  • Lead preparation of regulatory reporting and completion of returns for sign-off.
  • Attend committee meetings as required.
  • Maintain integrity & accuracy of balance sheet. This includes fixed asset reporting and management of intercompany balances.
  • To carry out financial analysis as requested by the Director of Resources and the Head of Finance & Treasury.
  • As it is a small team there are times when it will be required to be hands on with day to day tasks.
  • To take responsibility for budgets in accordance with Financial Regulations and ensure the service demonstrates value for money.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Financial Planning Manager will have:

  • Experience of reviewing and production off financial accounts, budgets, and management accounts
  • Experience of working in a housing, development, building or construction organisation
  • Experience of using computerised financial systems and Microsoft Office and an ability to learn in-house systems
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to accountancy practice and knowledge of Data Protection legislation
  • Ability to effectively lead a team to ensure that they are motivated and that they consistently meet the desired level of performance.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Well developed written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate complex matters effectively to a broad range of people.
  • Excellent presentation and influencing skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work, work flexibly and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A high level of self-motivation and the ability to maintain and keep up to date with appropriate CPD requirements
  • A sound understanding of how KPIs drive measurement, together with a proven ability to drive forward a performance improvement approach delivering value for money
  • DBS check at Standard level
  • Fully-qualified in a recognised accountancy qualification, such as ICAEW, CIPFA, CIMA, or ACCA is essential, with significant experience PQE in a Senior role.

What's on Offer

On offer for the Financial Planning Manager:

Competitive Salary

Health CoverAnnual Bonus of £500

25-28 days holiday

Jack Ryall-Champion
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+44 186 520 8478

Job summary

Job function
Public Sector
Management Accountant
Contract type
Consultant name
Jack Ryall-Champion
Consultant phone
+44 186 520 8478
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