Finance Manager

Bellway Homes
West Lothian, UK
Competitive salary
19 Aug 2020
23 Sep 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
Finance Manager

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Bellway is a FTSE 250 5-star house builder, headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, which operates 22 trading divisions across England, Scotland and Wales. The company has grown from a family firm, established more than 70 years ago, into a respected national brand, selling over ten thousand homes a year.

At Bellway we recognise that people are the key to our success and our goal is to provide a rewarding and fulfilling career in line with our values of quality, service and trust. In addition to this we are committed to being a more inclusive employer and invite applications from a variety of backgrounds.

There is an exciting opportunity to join Bellway, one of the UK's largest house builders. Our Scotland East Division located in Livingston is looking to recruit a Finance Manager to join the Division's Senior Management Team.

The Role

The role of Finance Manager will drive the financial performance and position of the Division's business and is a key member of the Division's senior management team, supporting the Managing Director achieve the agreed business plan and sustainable, profitable growth. The Finance Manager will have a broad level of operational knowledge to enable critical review and challenge of key decisions and information across all of the Division's disciplines.

There is opportunity for progression if the chosen candidate demonstrates their ability to successfully carry out the role and a high level.

The role of Finance Manager reports to the Division's Managing Director and Group's Finance Director.

Principle accountabilities of the Finance Manager role include:

1. Divisional Management

- Develop the business plan for the division with other functional heads within the division and ensuring it is aligned to the Group's strategic objectives.

- Ownership of the budget and three year forecast for the division, ensuring it is accurate and well managed, and ultimately delivering it.

- Review and challenge proposed land acquisitions, including areas such as the financial assumptions and VAT issues.

- Primary divisional contact for divisional HR, payroll, IT and fleet issues with support available from Group.

- Lead and manage the Divisional finance team and ensure accuracy, quality and efficiency are maximised.

1. Reporting, Controlling and Operational

- Manage the interim and year end process with external auditors through to sign off for the division.

- Oversee all month end processes for the division and timely delivery of management information to both the divisional management team and Group.

- Treasury management - ensuring monthly and daily cash flow forecasts for the division are as accurate as possible.

- Accurately complete returns to Group such as at year end, half year end, budgets, pay review, bonus calculations, National Statistics and prompt payments.

- Management compliance and overall responsibility for all taxes relating to the Division. This includes VAT, CIS, payroll taxes and corporation tax.

- Forecast valuation revenues in conjunctions with the Sales Director for inclusion in the quarterly valuations.

Experience, Qualifications and Skills


* Considerable post-qualified experience gained in industry in a role incorporating accounting and financial control responsibly.

* Experience must include: Financial and management accounting including leading month end close, evidence of responding to and working with external auditors, providing analysis, profit and loss and cashflow, forecasting and planning, supporting and challenging businesses to make optimal operational and performance decisions.

* Experience of successfully leading and developing a team.

Qualifications and Training

* ACA qualification

Skills and Aptitude

* Excellent administration and organisation skills

* Analysis, numerical and report writing skills

* Strong management and time management skills

* Strong communication, listening and problem solving skills

* Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines

* Demonstrates a high level of discretion and confidentiality.

* Excellent attention to detail

* Ability to work on own as well as part of a team

* Proficient IT skills along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and outlook) and the ability to adapt to new systems.

* Committed to diversity and inclusion

The Role and Working Conditions

* Willing to be flexible in respect to day to day duties and hours worked.

* Office based role with some travel within the Divisional area and Head Office, located in Newcastle upon Tyne.

In return we can offer you:

* Competitive salary

* Competitive annual bonus

* Core hours

* Company car or car allowance

* 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays

* Contributory pension scheme

* Life assurance