Finance Business Partner (Development)

  • Location:

    Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Social Housing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chris Nucci

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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  • Start date:


Our Company

Thrive Homes is an award-winning housing association with a strong track record and ambitious plans for the future. We have been applauded for our innovative approach to today's tough challenges, pioneering initiatives which have blazed a trail for the housing sector nationally. Thrive exists to provide good quality affordable homes and services enabling the development of communities where people enjoy living. We own and manage more than 5,000 rented and leasehold properties across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire; our strategic plan following four themes - to be resilient with a strong financial base, responsive to customer needs, a provider of good quality homes, and a great place to work.

We're proud to have won a myriad of national awards within the industry and we support agile working across our business. We are based in brand new offices with modern features and agile working practices (all employees have surface pros) and other benefits spanning health & fitness, food & dining, family life, fun activities, smart casual dress from Monday to Thursday, dress-down Fridays, a tech scheme, massage days, volunteering days, and more.

The Role

We are looking to hire a Finance Business Partner for a customer focused and frontline role within the business, sitting within our Development team who are responsible for acquiring, managing and building new homes. You would be reporting into the Senior Finance Business Partner and working with two other Finance BP's, and primarily be responsible for providing an effective and commercially focused Finance Business Partnering service which supports our business to deliver on our strategic objectives and financial plan.

This role would suit a highly enthusiastic and outgoing individual who is already a Finance BP or Senior Management Accountant, with significant experience working in a management accounts role, and with easily able to engage with a variety of people, confident in communicating and providing complex information to at times non-technical experts and senior managers. Qualified would be ideal but we are happy to look at part-qualified individuals looking to develop further.


  • Working with the other Finance Business Partners, produce accurate and complete management accounts and forecasts with supporting schedules within deadline.
  • Production of detailed activity reporting of Development both in total and by individual development schemes. Working in partnership with Budget Holders providing advice on financial implications and risks of proposed business initiatives / activities

  • Monitoring actual and forecast scheme costs to approved costs

  • Guide and enable managers in the preparation of budgets & forecasts ensuring these are completed on a timely basis and provide incisive commentary on the assumptions and implications of the figures presented.

  • Monthly capitalisation of completed schemes, WIP (major works) and related accounting entries.

  • Provide cover and support to the Finance team for absence and workload peaks

  • Completion of monthly allocated reconciliations

  • You will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties/projects as required by your line manager/senior manager.

  • Adding proposed schemes to the 30-year business plan.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have proven experience of managing complex workloads to strict deadlines delivering high quality and accurate financial reports. They will have advanced Microsoft Excel skills, and be able to easily engage with a variety of people, confident in communicating and providing complex information to at times non-technical experts and enjoy working as part of a team.


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