Group Finance Manager

Woodhall Estate | Hertfordshire
Salary c£55,000 + benefits
29 Mar 2018
22 Apr 2018
Finance & Legal
Full Time
Contract Type

Group Finance Manager                                                   

Woodhall Estate | Hertfordshire

Salary c£55,000 + benefits           Estate Office, Woodhall Park, Watton-on-Stone, Hertford                                                      

 The Woodhall Estate is a private estate in rural Hertfordshire, owned by the same family for over 200 years. It centres on Woodhall Park, where the mansion house and campus is tenanted by Heath Mount School. The wider business integrates residential and commercial property portfolios, commercial farming, forestry and environmental operations, as well as venues for events, enterprise and rural education. The estate is just 25 miles north of London, with excellent access to national road, rail and air networks. Local train services to London take from as little as 30 minutes.

The Estate is held by a group of 12 entities in a company, partnership and trust structure. It is traditionally and sustainably managed to the highest of standards with decisions always made in the long-term interest. The estate seeks to demonstrate cutting-edge integrated estate management and to continually modernise and strategically diversify the group.

The role of the Group Finance Manager is to provide financial control, management accounting and other functions for (a) the estate’s operations across 5 departments; (b) for the family’s group of 12 entities which are all unique with differing internal and external requirements. If you are keen to enhance your career this exciting new role offers you the chance to join a vibrant and entrepreneurial estate to contribute to cutting edge estate management and its long-term preservation. You will work in a historic building in the 18th century Woodhall Park, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful parkland during your breaks.

The successful candidate will be passionate towards rural enterprise and a business that is evolving and diversifying. This will require a flexible approach to the work involved.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Qualified accountancy certification (ACA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent)
  • Excellent post qualification experience
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Strong interpretation and analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Integrity and high level of discretion

The successful candidate may have:

  • Experience of trust structures, related taxation and family office matters
  • Industry-specific experience within property management/development or commercial farming

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Apply online by submitting your CV along with a personal statement addressing the person specification. For an informal confidential discussion call Richard Evans on 07958 984161 or 020 3126 4858 or Debbie Robinson on 07855 313097 or 020 3126 4858

Closing date for applications:                      22 April 2018

Longlist Interviews (London):                                23 April – 4 May 2018

Shortlist interviews (at Woodhall Estate):               w/c 7th May 2018

Final Interviews (at Woodhall Estate):                     w/c 14 May 2018

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