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Daniel Mesrie


Head of Finance

Our client is a well-known North West niche property development business.  As part of a joint-venture with a blue-chip investor, the Head of Finance position is a pivotal role in the Finance team.  The role is wide-ranging and will include both commercial / business partnering and reporting responsibilities:

Financial Planning

  • Preparation of business plans on a quarterly / annual basis, including insightful commentary;
  • Input into cash flow forecasting on weekly / monthly basis to ensure timely shareholder drawdowns;

Investment Decision Making

  • Work closely with the Commercial and Development teams to create / maintain / challenge investment appraisals to enable to the Board to review investment opportunities including rate of return, cash requirements, P&L and balance sheet impacts;
  • Challenge / scrutinise existing investment appraisals ensuring integration into the business plan;

Management Accounting

  • Manage the preparation / commentary on quarterly and flash monthly management accounts;
  • Co-ordinate preparation and collation of KPI data, including liaising with operational teams;
  • Ensure all appropriate financial accounting procedures are in place;

Statutory Accounts

  • Provide input to Group reporting team to assist in annual statutory accounts / support in dealing with audit queries;

Project Accounting

  • Monitor capital expenditure across the portfolio;
  • Provide input / manage the financial aspects of the monthly major project reporting process.


  • Prepare funding applications including business case and financial projections – including senior debt & development finance requirements;
  • Assist the FD with negotiating / agreeing legal documentation supporting funding facilities.

The ideal candidate with be ACA / ACCA trained from a Big 4 or mid-tier firm.  You will be either seeking a 2nd move in industry or possibly a first move from practice.  The client is looking for first class analytical / commercial skills as well as the personal attributes to be successful in partnering across the business.  Exceptional progression opportunities exist in this entrepreneurial and inspiring business.

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