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June 9, 2022 at 11:00:00 PM
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The Finance Director is a key member of the regional management team (BUMT), acting in a business-wide role to proactively support the Managing Director (MD) to maximise delivered value. The Finance Director will have a deep level of operational knowledge, to enable critical review and challenge of key decisions and information across all functional disciplines within the business unit (BU).
The role leads the finance function and financial capability for the region, providing business and performance insight and challenges. The Finance Director is a steward for the business with an eye to promoting governance in the BU and provides a business and financial control ethos. However, importantly, the Finance Director is also a catalyst for accelerating value optimization in the business, on behalf of the shareholders.
The Finance Director reports to the Regional Managing Director, with a dotted reporting line to the Group Finance Director. The role acts alongside other Finance Directors in the division, developing innovative thinking and solutions for the division and the wider finance function. The Finance Director will work with the Divisional Financial Performance Controller (DFPC), communicating regularly, and providing accurate and timely information for use by the Divisional Chairman and Group Finance.
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Drive discussion at the BUMT board, by presenting analysis, insight and interpretation of performance against business plan. Draw out the operational deliverables needed to allow the business to meet targets and optimise value.
Specify both business performance and financial measures, aimed at monitoring the drivers of performance. Interpret data and identify trends, making recommendations that aim to deliver an improved result. Lead frequent BUMT discussion, incorporating whether action should be taken.
Lead a rigorous discussion with the BUMT board around site-specific and strategic risks and opportunities facing the business.
Lead the forecasting process for the business, through continuous engagement with the BUMT. Review the operational assumptions with the BUMT, ensuring decisions drive optimal business value and are realistic.
Key partner for the new site appraisal process providing financial oversight and challenge to assumptions made. Together with the BUMT, attend site visits to review progress promoting a positive approach with site managers.
Ad hoc analysis to support future performance, such as analysis of the returns from specific house types, or a deep dive into production costs/ quality by specific house types.
Review of landbank, giving frequent visibility and challenge to the BUMT of forecast gaps or delay in planning progression.
Provide oversight to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of monthly management information, budgets and forecasts, tax submissions and annual statutory accounts (as required), which are prepared by the Finance Manager.
Review cash forecasts before submission to the Group Treasury function, for accuracy and best use of the Group’s cash resources.
Ensure accounting is in line with the Group accounting policies outlined in the finance manual. Maintain the financial control procedures outlined by the Operating Framework and Finance Manual, and manage the Controls Self-Assessment certification.
Proactively promote awareness of corporate governance and directors’ responsibilities.
Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA
Considerable post-qualified experience gained from both business finance/performance roles and accounting & financial control roles.
Experience must include Financial accounting and leading month end close, building or operating in a control framework, evidence of responding to and working with external auditors, providing analysis, forecasting and planning, supporting and challenging businesses to make optimal operational and performance decisions.
Experience may include M&A activity, business risk management, external audit, systems implementations.
Financial support for business deals (e.g., new contracts, M&A etc.)
Experience of successfully leading and developing a team
House purchase discounts
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
Taylor Wimpey is one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 23 regional offices across England, Scotland and Wales. We were formed by the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow in 2007, and have operations in the UK and Spain. We aim to be the developer of choice for customers, employees, communities and shareholders.
Here at Taylor Wimpey we foster a culture of equality, inclusion and diversity and commit to creating an environment where everyone can be their whole self at work. We know that as an organisation and as an industry we have a lot of work to do in this space but we are committed to change. Our Board of Directors is now 50% women and we are proud to have recruited over 50% women into our Graduate programme in the last 3 consecutive years. Our BAME representation for all of our early entry programmes is also growing year on year helping us create a more diverse workforce for the future. We recognise that there is more work to be done and we are striving to improve diversity and inclusion across all areas of our business. Our race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and working parents networks are just the start. We have a Diversity & Inclusion committee led and sponsored by some of the most senior people in our business as well as a community of ambassadors across our regional businesses who are responsible for raising awareness of current initiatives.
We integrate sustainability into the design and construction of our homes and developments and are working towards our target to reduce carbon emissions from customer homes in use by 75% by 2030. Our standard house types integrate energy efficiency measures and other sustainability features, and from 2021, a working from home area that can help customers reduce their travel footprint. But that's not all; as well as energy and climate change, our sustainability standards include nature, water and floor risk, ventilation, sound insulation, air quality, materials and waste and quality, connectivity and accessibility.