The Land Development Agency (LDA) have an opening for a Chief Financial Officer
The role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a new leadership role arising as a result of the LDA’s increasing activity and complexity. The role will be a member of the LDA’s Executive Team and will report to the CEO. In addition to the core financial role, it will have significant operational and administrative responsibilities including managing the Agency’s growing needs in the areas of Procurement, IT, Compliance, Legal, Treasury / Debt Management and Risk Management.
A key partner to the CEO, the successful candidate will be collaborative, collegiate and make a strong contribution to growing the culture of the LDA. Relationship management and communication skills are a prerequisite as the role involves interaction with multiple internal and external stakeholders including the Government, which requires maintaining positive working relationships in an environment of interesting and compelling challenges.
The CFO will be a leader of their own direct areas of responsibility, but also by promoting and advancing the agenda of the LDA more generally both strategically and with other stakeholders. She or he will feel an innate personal responsibility for the Agency and its objectives.
Core Finance Responsibilities
Ensure the company’s financial reporting practices are in line with statutory requirements and as applicable within the code of practice for the governance of state bodies.
The preparation and timely completion of management accounts and annual audits, as well as the annual report.
Responsibility for growing the LDA’s finance function in line with the projected growth of the LDA.
Financial Systems implementation to ensure that the LDA’s basic accounting and reporting infrastructure is future proofed and successfully implemented and integrated without disruption to the business.
Continual enhancement of financial controls.
Treasury management including developing the LDA’s debt strategy. This will involve a significant debt raising mandate.
Preparation of annual and multi annual forecasts and plans, including annual funding forecasts.
Financial report preparation and presentation to LDA Board and sub-committees, including audit and risk committee.
Maintaining good relationships with key stakeholders (including government shareholder departments, auditors, industry bodies, etc.).
Develop and maintain strong internal relationships, to be a genuine business partner and enabler of the delivery functions.
The successful candidate will be required to oversee critical corporate and business services, including Procurement, IT, Legal, Compliance and Risk Management.
Support the maintenance of an effective Corporate / Business Planning framework, to include driving the rolling business plan cycle, and monitoring and reporting on the Agency’s KPIs.
Driving the risk management framework of the Agency and supporting the oversight of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Oversee the maintenance of effective procurement supports to its internal corporate and business customers.
The successful candidate should be a team player, have exceptional leadership skills and make a significant contribution to the LDA’s culture, which is based on respect and collaboration.
The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with one of the main industry bodies.
Minimum of 10 years post qualification commercial experience in a similar environment (property / construction).A demonstrable commitment to public service.
A strong understanding of the business practices and workings of the public / civil service and its governance, oversight and audit requirements, while not a prerequisite, is an advantage.
Experience of leading debt raisings, while not a prerequisite, is an advantage.
Experience of interacting at board level.
Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal.
Strong relationship management skills.
Demonstrable ability to take ownership of difficult and complex tasks, solution oriented.