Real Estate - Chief Financial Officer

Private company

Ref: MR50625

West Sussex
c £140k - £160k + bonus, LTIP and benefits

Our client is a privately-owned property company, focused on investing and developing commercial property across the South of England. The company is led by a highly experienced and entrepreneurial management team and has expanded rapidly with a portfolio of commercial assets and development projects across the Southern region. The group has a strong track record of developing both pre-let and speculative industrial warehouse and office space, and has exciting plans for the future.


We are now looking for a first class and experienced Chief Financial Officer to work as a business partner to the Chief Executive. Whilst you will have day-to-day responsibility for the Finance function, we are looking for the right candidate to demonstrate commercial awareness and a real drive to help deliver the company’s full potential.  As a key member of the Board, you will be instrumental in the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers. You will manage all aspects of the debt side of the balance sheet, managing existing relationships and negotiating new facilities.


The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a strong track record of leadership and experience of working within the investment/financial sector, with commercial real estate an advantage but not a prerequisite. You will be used to negotiating deals, analysing investment cashflows and evaluating risk/return. A good understanding of all UK corporate and personal taxes is desirable, as is the ability to work at pace whilst managing multiple projects with conflicting deadlines. This is a small team with a collaborative culture so we are looking for strong interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for people development.

To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Mark Richards: or Andrew Steele: quoting reference MR50625.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. If you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see

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