Head of Finance

Barnsley Permanent £60,000 - £65,000 per year
  • Great opportunity to work with a highly regarded local housing provider
  • Based in South Yorkshire and offering flexible working arrangements

About Our Client

Berneslai Homes is a successful, award winning arms-length management organisation (ALMO) based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Managing around 18,000 homes on behalf of Barnsley Council with a strong community focus across a borough having a unique blend of rural, town centre, and urban housing.

They are more than just a landlord and a key community anchor with a strong local reputation and high visibility across their neighbourhoods.

With a clear vision on creating great homes and communities with the people of Barnsley.

Everyone who works for Berneslai Homes embraces the '3 Cs' values:

  • Customer first - you'll be at the heart of all we do.
  • Can do attitude - we'll make change happen, fix problems, and adapt to achieve.
  • Curious - we'll look beyond face value to get things right.

They are looking for a Head of Finance to join their small established team and be involved in the strategic decision making for the organisation.

Job Description

As the Head of Finance, you will:

  • Take the strategic lead of the finance function across the company
  • Provide financial services which safeguard and promote the Company and HRA financial position, drive and assure best practice and compliance with constantly changing legislation, regulations and accounting standards.
  • Provide professional leadership on finance matters including budget setting, budget monitoring and final accounts.
  • Advise the Chief Executive, Executive Directors, and Heads of Service in managing the finances of the Company and delegated Council HRA budgets ensuring compliance with legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Provide advice and support to all budget holders when dealing with complex financial issues
  • Prepare and present management reports to Executive Management Team, Audit Committee and Board
  • Facilitate and manage partnerships with external and internal audit
  • Work in partnership with the Council's HRA finance team
  • Prepare annual financial statements.
  • Maintain information systems in line with service requirements.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Head of Finance will have:

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA OR CCAB Qualified Accountant
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work autonomously at a senior level within broad parameters
  • The ability to think and plan strategically, adapt positively to change and drive the delivery of strategies
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex qualitative and quantitative data, drawing conclusions and presenting findings
  • Excellent leadership, coaching and management skills with a collaborative style
  • Ability to lead on the development and implementation of effective IT systems to meet the requirements of the service
  • Knowledge and understanding of local authority and company accounting requirements
  • A track record of building lasting trusted relationships with stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Ability to network effectively at all levels and influence without direct management oversight
  • Prior experience of working in a housing or similar sector - Desirable

What's on Offer

What is on offer for the successful Head of Finance:

  • Competitive salary up to £65,000
  • South Yorkshire Pension Fund
  • 35 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays.
  • 37 hours per week, working hours
  • Hybrid working policy of 2/3 days on site and rest working from home
Davana Tomkin-Salmon
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