Head of Block Finance - Leeds City Centre - Hybrid

Posted 10 June 2024
Salary £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: 10% Bonus
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameSara Scott

Job description

Do you have a background and a passion for successfully managing and coaching teams?

Are you looking for a new challenge with a business that is on the upward trajectory of their growth journey to vastly increase their portfolio within some of the most sought after locations in the UK?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an international property brand with a fast growing UK business with over an extremely ambitious and exciting development portfolio!

This role will be number 2 to the Finance Director with 4 direct reports and 20 indirect reports. You will take overall responsibility of the the day-to-day running of the Block Management business division to ensure delivery of exemplary customer service in timely fashion.

This will include assessing, planning, and coordinating development and deployment of consistent policies and procedures that promote efficiency and accuracy in all functional areas.

The role requirements cover timely service charge process, client reporting, account reconciliation, as well as various regulatory audit compliance, while ensuring necessary controls are in place and working across block finance functions.

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, the key duties will include:
  • Full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the service charge accounts function.
  • Managing and overseeing 4 Team Leaders and up to 20 indrect reports.
  • Hands on approach with all Block Finance functional teams to ensure timely reporting, billing, budgeting, and reconciliation of information provided to clients and the several stakeholders of the operating businesses of the firm.
  • To oversee and manage all client correspondence
  • Understand, coordinate, and maintain all necessary functions adhere to regulations and requirements.
  • Coordinate the production of regular reporting 
  • To attend client meetings as a part of customer service provided as required.
  • Coordinate training and education opportunities for the team to ensure continuous improvement and development of staff.
  • Review exception reporting and ensure all issues are swiftly resolved and take accountability for more complex issues
  • Identify possible technology software/system solutions and improvements 
  • Interaction with management team to continually monitor and respond to discovery of areas needing improvement to existing or development of new processes.
  • Participate in monthly financial reviews with clients, operations, and management as required. 
  • Work closely with corporate finance to ensure all billings have been reconciled and are complete per the terms of all client agreements.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA - Essential
  • Have previous experience in managing a shared service finance - Essential
  • Have previous experience within property or block management - Desirable
  • Have an advanced knowledge of MS Excel and financial reporting tools - Essential

What's on offer?
  • Hybrid working (3 days office based)
  • 10% Bonus
  • Medicash 
  • Company pension
  • Fantastic Leeds City Centre offices, located close to Leeds train station