Head of Finance - Tower Hamlets Community Housing
London E1
Circa. £70,000 + Excellent Benefits

The Company

Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) was formed in March 2000 and now manages more than 3,000 homes (two thirds rented and one third leasehold) in the western side of Tower Hamlets, covering Spitalfields, Bethnal Green, Stepney, Shadwell and Wapping.

THCH are a progressive housing association that couple excellence in customer service with that of a sound business model underpinned with robust control. Having recently regained G2 status they are working hard to achieve G1 status within ambitious timelines.

Based in the heart of Tower Hamlets, THCH are deeply embedded in the community and provide support in the provision of local services beyond housing.

The Role

The Head of Finance is a key figure in THCH and will be responsible for the effective leadership and performance of the finance function, the timely production of high-quality financial information in whatever form required, treasury management; and high-quality financial management advice and control.

The role will have a broad and challenging stakeholder pool and will seek to lead and advise at the highest level. It will take ownership of the implementation of controls and drive a culture of continuous improvement. The role will build a partnering lead relationship approach embedding the finance function within the broader organisation’s decision making.

The Head of Finance will deputise for the Director of Resources as and when required.

Key areas of responsibility:

• Leadership & Development of the finance function

• Development of Policy and Procedure

• Financial Accounting/ Reporting/ Management

• Rent and Service Charge Accounting

• Audit and Risk - management and compliance

• Finance IT Systems

The Candidate

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to take ownership and shape the value provided by the THCH Finance function. As such it requires the gravitas and passion to make it happen, the interpersonal capacity to engage colleagues on the journey and the technical skill set to deliver it. This represents an excellent lateral move or a step-up opportunity for a high calibre individual.

Candidates will:

• Hold an appropriate finance qualification

• Have operated at Controller or Head of within a Housing Association

• Have worked within a high performing finance function where best practice is the norm

• Have been the driver of change and business partnering

• Have owned the production of both financial and management accounts

• Have treasury management experience

• Have considerable managerial experience

Apart from being part of a fantastic team, THCH offer a generous package including 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 4 concessionary days, a health and wellbeing scheme including a generous wellbeing allowance, season ticket loan, good pension and a lovely refurbished office, plus the opportunity to work flexibly where possible. On top of this we offer an environment which inspires openness and inclusiveness, encouraging staff to work in partnership, with empathy and integrity.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners

Ashley Crich

Principal, Financial Leadership Practice

0207 367 9753

ashley.crich@berwickpartners.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 28th February 2020

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