Centre Financial Controller / Senior Business Partner, Property, London, £80-90k

Job Type:

Job Description:

Leading global property development company is looking for an experienced and qualified senior Business Partner / Financial Controller to join its growing and dynamic finance team.

This is a newly created role which is tasked with business partnering and supporting 2 key London based Centres (one based in East London, one in West London - both Zone 2) and overseeing the work of the 2 Centre Finance teams (The successful candidate will be expected to split their time between both locations).

Key Objectives:

  • Work in partnership with the Centre General Managers and Assistant General Managers to drive delivery of Centre strategy through the financial governance of all operational activities.
  • Work collaboratively with core Centre Management stakeholders to identify and manage business critical issues, ensuring financial implications are at the forefront of the decision making process.
  • Enhance the business partnership with the UK Commercial team, working collaboratively on key operational issues and projects.
  • Assist in the development of high performing Centre Finance teams to enhance the financial support and guidance provided to all Centre Management stakeholders.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assume direct line management for the Centre Finance Managers and Finance Analysts
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of monthly reforecasts, annual budgets and six monthly long term forecasts for operational centre service charge, CAPEX, and relevant management income.
  • Take a lead role in the delivery of annual operating centre Business Plans, and implement improvements in the quality, timing and efficiency of preparation.
  • Provide financial analysis and support on development projects to key Centre Management stakeholders as required.
  • Oversee the Centre Finance month end cycle, and enhance the quality and efficiency of all core deliverables.
  • Take a lead role in a project to improve and develop existing Centre Finance reporting and financial controls, with particular focus on centre operational performance.
  • Take a lead role in the implementation of a financial and accounting control environment for the Phase II extension at Westfield London.


Preferred Skills:

Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) with extensive PQE experience
  • This role will be split between 2 London locations (one of which is East of Central, and one of which is West of Central - both Zone 2). Candidates must be prepared and able to do this.
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and develop Finance teams
  • Significant experience of business partnering within an operational / commercial environment
  • Demonstrable record of improving processes, procedures and existing operational systems
  • Proven track record of providing impetus and direction to financial reporting and analysis
  • Good technical and systems skills
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, both written and verbal


If you feel you have the skills and experience to perform this role please send your CV today.


Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted