• Salary:
    £55,000 - £70,000 per year
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  • Closing Date:
    27 May 2024

Are you an experienced Finance Business Partner looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Have you got expertise in Regeneration or Retrofit projects?

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Investment Finance team as Finance Business Partner – Regeneration. With offices in Basingstoke and Bristol, we can be flexible on your base location. You'll share your time between the office and home, as well as some travel being required between our offices, particularly our Basingstoke office.

It's a really exciting time to join us as Sovereign have joined forces with Network Homes to form SNG (Sovereign Network Group). Together we provide over 84,000 homes and invest in communities across London and the South of England – our purpose being to provide quality affordable homes and places that people love for generations.

The Role

Reporting to our Head of Finance – Strategic Asset Management, the focus of this role is to deliver commercial finance decision support and performance management for our large Regeneration and Retrofit projects. You will provide timely, accurate and comprehensive internal financial information, commercial financial advice, financial modelling and financial analysis to managers and senior executive teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading on providing financial and commercial advice, support and modelling for Regeneration and Retrofit projects, focusing on deal structure, tax implications, cashflows, key risks and mitigations, and return measures such as residual land value, profit margins, peak debt, ROCE, IRR and NPV
  • Running sensitivity and scenario analysis on projects and assessing the viability of potential projects, to understand risks and optimise performance
  • Working with the wider development finance team to assess third-party Partner suitability
  • Driving financial performance and managing risk by business partnering with the business teams for Regeneration and Retrofit, and delivering insightful forward-looking MI
  • Leading scrutiny of financial information for projects, making sure Directors fully understand project performance and are well placed to make informed decisions
  • Delivering timely, clear and accurate cash flow forecasts to inform Treasury planning
  • Working with Group Business Planning team to provide baseline models, data and assumptions for projects

What we're looking for

You'll have proven experience in a similar role from within housing or real estate, with a strong track record of providing financial and commercial expertise successfully for Regeneration or Retrofit projects. You'll also have:

  • Significant investment appraisal expertise gained within the property / real estate or Housing sector
  • Experience leading financial support for large-scale projects
  • Excellent track record for business partnering performance reporting, financial planning and stakeholder management
  • The ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally with strong networking skills
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Knowledge of PowerBI is desirable

Ideally, you'll be a Fully Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA), or hold an equivalent postgraduate accounting qualification

What you'll receive from us

We have some fantastic benefits on offer at SNG, including:

  • £450 flex-pot annually, discounted shopping & cycling scheme
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • Company pension scheme matched up to 12%, life cover at 4x your salary
  • Flexible working - we're committed to giving people flexibility as widely as possible
  • Options for private medical insurance, dental insurance & critical illness cover

We are committed to our Equality Diversity and Inclusion strategy and believe that you can truly be yourself at Sovereign Network Group. Take a look at our careers site to learn more about us and our values.

This is a great opportunity to join the team as we progress through an exciting period of change. What we do makes a real difference to people's lives and by joining us you can share the satisfaction of doing something that really matters.

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Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, RG21 4FA

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