Alderley Park
Employment type
£50,000 - £55,000
Closing date

We are commercial property specialists operating across the UK. At Bruntwood, we're committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces. Everything we do is tied into our vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow. 

This role is based at our very own Alderley Park in Cheshire, home to innovative tech and life science space which is pioneering in the industry. It’s worth taking a look on our website to get a feel for the site and the environment. 

Type of finance role: 

This role is a true Business Partnering position, where you’ll embed with the wider Bruntwood teams, building relationships to work towards mutual business objectives. 

The team: 

As a Commercial Finance Manager you’ll manage one existing Finance Executive in the team, helping them grow and develop whilst having the support of the Head of Finance to effectively drive your own objectives.

Job purpose:

You’ll look after a number of the regional property portfolios, working within the commercial finance team who play a crucial role at Bruntwood Scitech, ensuring that our operational colleagues have accurate, timely and financial and non-financial information to enable robust decision making.  

What you’ll be doing:

  • Coordinating all aspects of financial reporting for the Alderley and Cambridge asset management portfolios 
  • Improve the reporting process and drive the quality of both financial and non-financial information 
  • Playing a key role in influencing commercial decision making and strategy, including business case review for major expenditure, redevelopment and acquisitions or disposals 
  • Overseeing and managing the budget setting, forecasting and reporting requirements of each of  these areas 
  • Producing a full quarterly reporting pack for each region, to include Income & Capital returns, variance analysis, risks/sensitivity analysis and recommendations 
  • Producing monthly flash-accounts and full quarter-end accounts for all aspects of the portfolio including income, expenditure and  service charge 
  • Preparing a full quarterly analysis of P&L variances in advance of relevant Board meetings, together  with a detailed quarterly reporting pack to the Head of Finance, identifying and highlighting trends  for the senior management team to consider 
  • Providing the Asset Manager, Heads of Commercial and Head of Building with key financial and  non financial performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of variance 
  • Ensuring our financial due diligence procedures are followed and transactions structured to  mitigate identified risk 

What we’re looking for:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified  
  • Highly analytical, including advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • An inquisitive personality, keen to build relationships and partner with wider teams
  • Sound with financial accounting knowledge and experience of budget setting and forecasting
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders but also the ability and willingness to challenge
  • Skilled at using their judgement, initiative and ability to overcome obstacles and find creative  solutions  

We really believe that if you’re brilliant to work with, you deserve brilliant things in return:

  • Flexible hours either side of our core business hours of 10am-3pm
  • Agile working, up to 40% of your working week wherever it suits you or your role
  • 25 days holiday plus you get your Birthday off work - and if that’s not enough you can also buy & sell holidays too
  • 24 hours a year volunteer time - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you
  • Sabbatical of up to 12 months so you can take a career break after five years with us
  • Free Healthcare cash plan for all colleagues, so you can claim back medical expenses like optical, dentist & physiotherapy. We also offer free private healthcare cover on an opt in basis too
  • Life assurance cover for all colleagues
  • Up to 8% matched pension scheme
  • Free all colleague share scheme starting at 5% of your annual salary each year (subject to hitting profit targets set the previous year) 
  • Discounts & cashback at leading retailers
  • Enhanced maternity - 26 weeks fully paid leave
  • Interest free loans to pursue your passions and apply for up to £2000 towards learning a new skill

There’s more to discover on our website as well as all the pioneering developments and projects we have ongoing. 

In addition to what to expect within the role and your benefits, it’s good to know that you’ll be working for a business that gives back - The Oglesby Charitable Trust has donated more than £25m since it started out in 2001. Supporting charities across Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Medical Research and Social & Health Inequality.

Our ambition is to make Bruntwood a truly diverse and inclusive place to work, reflective of the communities we live and work in. To help us to achieve this we encourage applications from ethnic minorities, disabled people, and those who are neurodiverse. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.