Chief Financial Officer

 

INDEPENDENT REGIONAL PROPERTY DEVELOPER

ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE

Excellent package to include six figure salary

Successfully filled

We are delighted to be retained by the Highwood Group, a highly successful and very well-run regional property developer which is poised for immediate and significant growth.  Critical to this is the new appointment of a high calibre and commercially focused Chief Financial Officer who, as a key member of the Group Board and with responsibility for all financial business activity, will play a lead role in driving the expansion of the Group.

Much of the expansion will be generated by the recent launch of a new subsidiary, Highwood Homes, which will become the brand for residential development for the Group and is already committed to the delivery of a significant high-profile project in the local area with the first phase delivering over 500 new homes.  Highwood Homes will act as the lead developer and Highwood Construction will be responsible for the build alongside well-established and robust joint venture partners.  Longer term prospects are equally exciting as the business develops its significant land interests providing an excellent platform for the Group to become a major regional housebuilder in the South.   Turnover has trebled from £10m three years’ ago and is forecast to reach c£50m next year.

The incoming CFO will lead all strategic and day to day financial activity for the Highwood Group and the Highwood Homes and Highwood Construction businesses.  This is a key and challenging role in a very successful and evolving entrepreneurial business.   It requires a high calibre and commercially driven finance professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  First class business acumen and the ability to quickly understand how the business works and how to maximise its potential will be essential.

Candidates should be qualified accountants and previously experienced the running of a finance function where strong financial controls and cash management are essential to success.  This experience is likely to have been gained in a medium sized construction or property development business delivering a range of high quality projects.  Strong costing and project management skills are essential as is the ability to get the best out of people and processes to add commercial benefits across the business.  Previous experience of fundraising, growth integration and contract negotiation will be of interest.

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