Head of Financial Planning
Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.
We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.
In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.
Onward has an A-1 rating with Moody’s which supported a debut bond earlier this year, transforming our funding arrangements and providing the basis for our growing development programme.
We are looking for a Head of Financial Planning (1 post) to join our Finance team.
Leading the treasury, business planning and development finance processes, you will provide expert insight for the Senior Leadership and Executive Teams and challenge to the development and operational teams to ensure robust treasury management, accuracy of the 30 year financial plan and the individual scheme appraisals.
You will be responsible for developing and maintaining an accurate 30 year financial plan taking account of planned and current business activities and ensuring the production of accurate and timely financial information to the Executive Team and wider business. This will include modelling and forecasting and business development projects and stock acquisitions to ensure accurate budgets throughout the 30 year planning period.
Whilst leading and managing a team, you will take the lead to provide technical expertise in treasury, the development of the BRIXX model and appraisal and monitoring of projects through the Proval and Sequel packages, ensuring they are fit for the needs of the business. This will include identifying and leading best practice to the treasury, business planning and project appraisal processes, developing an extensive network of external contacts to keep abreast of improvements to ensure we continue to deliver efficiencies and value for money.
You should have experience of housing finance, including in the specialist areas of treasury, business planning and project appraisal. It is essential you have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels with both financial and non-financial management teams. Excellent report writing skills to ensure the development and production of high quality financial performance information is critical to this role. You should be qualified with a recognised accounting body or hold an equivalent qualification or experience. This post is primarily based in our Manchester office with travel to our Accrington and Liverpool offices as required.
All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation. As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.
The base location for this role is Greater Manchester. However please note that due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work. Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on HumanResourcesTeam@onward.co.uk and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.