Head of Property Finance – Retail – 12 month FTC

Accountancy and Finance
24th September 2018
London, United Kingdom
Job Type


My client a multinational retail company are looking to hire a Head of Property Finance for a 12 month maternity contract based in their Central London offices.

The Role:

To provide financial support to the Property Director and lead the Property and Store Development Finance Team. This includes formulating the Group Property Strategy and forecasting/managing all property costs and capital expenditure budgets.

The successful candidate will work with a wide group of senior stakeholders, directly managing two Senior Finance Managers and their respective reports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the production of the Property strategy including financial evaluation and recommendations for space acquisitions, disposals, lease renewals/exits and other initiatives relating to the existing property estate, both in the UK and internationally.
  • Working with the Property Director and Treasury Department to evaluate our Key Asset Strategy for trading and non-trading properties.
  • Coordinating the agenda and representing the Finance function at a fortnightly meeting to present Property proposals to the CEO.
  • Overseeing the presentation of Property strategies to Brand Directors and their teams on a regular basis.
  • Managing the Property Capital Plan with relevant reporting to the Group Shared function.
  • Overseeing budget control and cashflows for all Store Development project.
  • Overseeing the production of accurate and timely rent forecasts for the Brand P&Ls, and production of the bi annual group portfolio summary (Blackbook).
  • Management of store maintenance budgets (c£8m per annum).
  • Supervision of all Property reports including monthly Board Papers and KPI analysis.
  • Overseeing the development of the Projects Module as part of the new finance system implementation project (FinFor).
  • Adhoc project work to support the Property Director including strategic market analysis/opportunity cost analysis.


  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with relevant post qualification experience.
  • Pro-active attitude with an analytical approach to tasks and the ability to review and challenge scenarios objectively.
  • Relevant experience within a Retail & Property finance role previously
  • Confident communicator able to liaise and influence effectively at senior levels.
  • Flexibility to deal with the changing focus and business demands within a fast paced, challenging environment.

For any more information please contact tomhutchings@bsmgroup.com

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