At Howdens, the finance team attracts ambitious people who are imaginative and seek to develop ways to help improve efficiencies of the business, within a friendly and entrepreneurial environment.

The team works closely with the business operations, seeking to gain an understanding of their challenges and working with them to identify opportunities to drive our financial performance across the business. This proactive type of engagement helps everyone, and it's typical of the characteristics that we look for in candidates.

The finance team is a critical part of Howdens' success. As in many companies, our responsibilities include all the essential tasks of managing day-to-day transactions, as well maintaining robust financial records. However, it is equally important that we provide information, insight, strategic advice and challenge to drive departments to develop and execute successful long-term plans.

The department is located in different offices around the UK, but we work closely together to deliver maximum value across the business. We are looking for team players with sound financial acumen, who are innovative in their thinking, with an ability and willingness to challenge the business to drive strong financial results. In return, we aim to reward those who demonstrate such characteristics with opportunities for fast track career development.