Finance Director

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
£90,000 per annum
27 Oct 2020
22 Dec 2020
Job Title
Finance Director
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Director | Sunderland | £90,000 per annum | Housing

Housing association Gentoo is looking for a Finance Director to join its team in Sunderland for a full-time, permanent role.

Organisation Overview

Gentoo is a housing association and new homes developer, managing over 29,000 properties and housing more than 60,000 customers. Current Group turnover is in excess of £180m with borrowings of circa £550m. Every year Gentoo invests £50m into its social housing assets which are valued at around £1.1bn. This makes us a key landlord in the North East and one of the largest employers in Sunderland, with 1,100 colleagues.

The Opportunity

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Finance Director to form a key part of Gentoo’s Senior Leadership Team. Key deliverables will include providing advice and information to aid business decision making with the Board and Executive team. Building trust and confidence with all stakeholders is key, as well as aligning with the Group’s objectives and supporting delivery of the Corporate Strategy.

About You

Applications to this Finance Director role are invited from CCAB qualified Accountants who demonstrate:

  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Proven ability to inspire, empower and develop your people
  • A continuous improvement mindset and an appetite to drive this in the modernisation and transformation of Gentoo and its finance team
  • Natural relationship building skills, with the ability to form strong partnerships with your leadership team peer group and other business stakeholders


On offer for the Finance Director will be £90,000 per annum.

Application Process

The closing date for applications is Thursday 12th November.

To request a copy of the candidate pack or for an informal and confidential discussion about this Finance Director opportunity please apply below or contact Charlotte Owen on