Finance Manager | Edinburgh
Recruiter: Rutherford Cross
Employer: Cala Group Limited
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: April 8
Salary: £Highly attractive salary plus a car allowance (£6,600), pension scheme with employer contributions up to 10% and attractive bonus potential up to 22.5%
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About the organisation
Cala Group is a major UK housebuilder and leading provider of desirable new homes across the South of England, the Midlands and Scotland. Cala operates through eight businesses across the UK.
Founded in 1875 as the City of Aberdeen Land Association, Cala has a long history in successful land management before beginning house building in the 1970s. Today Cala is passionate about creating vibrant and sustainable new communities. Our homes are characterised by exceptional design and sector-leading build quality, and we have a passion for providing our customers with a great home buying experience.
The business has gone through considerable throughout 2021 with £132m profit before tax, 11.7% operating margin, an increase from 5.5% in 2020 and over a 10% increase in return of capital employed from the previous year.
About the role
The Finance Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial control at Cala, including the preparation of four-year forecasts for a particular region, year-end profits, projections for the cash, monthly management accounts and work on weekly cash flow reports. The individual will also ensure balance sheet controls are in place and a monthly control file is maintained, as well as ensure compliance with regulations are met involving VAT, along with other relevant accounting standards.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented finance professional with the desire to join a vibrant, well respected and successful business that is now one of the largest in Scotland. It is crucial that the appointed candidate knows what a high performing finance function looks like, however, their approach, attitude and leadership credentials will be particularly important to ensure long term success.
The Finance Manager is a pivotal position in the finance structure and will be highly visible across the business. Cala represents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious finance professional having displayed an impressive growth in turnover in recent years. With a great deal of autonomy and responsibility as Finance Manager, this position within Cala will provide an excellent career platform with good opportunities for personal development.
About the individual
The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified accountant with relevant post-qualification experience. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for driving process improvements and developing good working relationships across the business. They will also be business partner focused with the ability to influence at all levels, building strong long-term relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
What to do next
To find out more or see a full Position Profile, please contact their retained advisor, William Dodds at Rutherford Cross.
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