Head of Finance

Head of Finance

37 hours per week


Salary £55,000 a year

Would you like to work for a successful local housing association with a rich heritage and passion for providing quality housing and services for people in later life?

We are looking for a Head of Finance to join us in this fundamental role to ensure we provide an effective high quality financial management service to the association and continue to deliver excellent customer service to our residents. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only be responsible for operational delivery but to lead on improvements to our financial service.

PFH is embracing agile working so we can do our best work in a place that provides the best outcome for our customers and residents and we have the IT infrastructure in place to support this with the use of Microsoft 365 and Teams!

It is envisaged, that this role will offer the opportunity for you to work from home or another location 50% of your working week if suitable. Ideally, the successful candidate will live within a commutable distance of our offices in Hull.

Key responsibilities include: –

  • Leading the associations internal and external financial analysis and reporting processes by developing appropriate strategies, processes and systems to continuously improve financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, compliance, risk management and control; supporting the achievement of PFH’s long-term objectives.
  • Leading and managing a team of 4 including the Finance Manager, Assistant Accountant and Finance Officers.
  • Ensuring corporate wide policies and procedures are robust and are reviewed in line with the organisation’s policy review timetable.
  • Oversee PFH’s cash flow and capital expenditure monitoring and control processes to ensure that the association can continue to operate within its available cash reserves, can meet its obligations as they fall due, and can realise its strategic plans.
  • Lead on the review and development of financial and performance systems and processes in the team and across the association, ensuring that the most efficient and effective methods are used to manage the business. This includes constantly reviewing and updating processes and practises.

The ideal candidate will have: –

  • CCAB qualification with extensive experience of preparing statutory accounts and developing practice from regulatory frameworks.
  • Experience and track record of improving financial performance and leading a team with a key focus on re-engineering processes to achieve more efficient and effective ways of working.
  • Experience of developing systems of risk management and internal control.
  • A good understanding and experience of working with the SORP applicable to Housing Associations is desirable or experience of working within a highly regulated sector.
  • A strong commitment and drive to providing high quality customer service.
  • Should working from home be an appropriate and desired way of working for part of the working week a quiet workspace and fast, reliable broadband connection, preferably fibre optic is essential.

Our workforce is fundamental to our success with a drive to deliver quality services to our residents. So, if you have the above qualities please apply attaching your CV with a supporting statement detailing how you meet the essential criteria and what attracted you to this position.


Supporting documents

Head of Finance – Job Description

Head of Finance – Person Specification


Further information relating to this role including the benefits we offer can be found on the recruitment section of our website


For an informal discussion with regards the role please contact Lish Harris, Business Services Director on 01482 223783 or contact a member of the HR team and we will get back to you.

Closing date: 5pm, 29 April 2022

We may depending on applicant numbers close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

PFH is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion/beliefs or age.

Disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria for the job will be guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding vulnerable adults; therefore, clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.

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