Wheatley Group (Wheatley) is Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group and one of the UK’s best-accredited organisations. Owning or managing over 93,700 homes, Wheatley delivers a range of award-winning services aimed at “Making Homes and Lives Better” for over 210,000 people across 19 local authorities in Scotland.
Wheatley employs 2,700 people directly and a further 2,000 as joint owners of one of Scotland’s largest repairs and maintenance companies, City Building (Glasgow). Over the past decade Wheatley’s Registered Social Landlords have created no fewer than 11,000 jobs and 2,000 training places as they seek, with partners, to break the cycle of poverty and exclusion that many of its customers still experience.
Due to a recent change to the finance structure, an opportunity has arisen to introduce a talented individual to the business. The role will report directly to the Director of Financial Reporting, manage a team of finance professionals within the Group Finance Head function, and interface regularly with other members of the Senior and Executive team.
This is a key position within a well-established, sizable and complex organisation requiring a qualified accountant of the highest calibre.
The successful candidate should be highly adept in delivering all the budgeting, planning, statutory and reporting requirements for the Group, along with ensuring that the management information requirements of the Executive team are consistently met and exceeded as they arise. It is highly likely that the individual will have trained as a Chartered Accountant within a large or Big 4 firm and, as such, have an excellent technical foundation in the areas of audit, corporate governance and taxation.