Livingston James retained by DM Hall LLP to appoint new Finance Director

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Mark Lewis at [email protected].


Established in 1897, DM Hall LLP is one of Scotland’s leading firms of Chartered Surveyors with a network of offices across the country. Currently, DM Hall has 26 Partners and approximately 250 employees. In terms of financials, the business has generated consistent revenues and profits for a number of years, showing significant resilience even in times of economic volatility.


DM Hall has a network of 24 offices across Scotland covering every city and major town. The current footprint covers locations from Dumfries up to Inverness, with a concentration of offices in the Central Belt, but also with offices in more remote locations such as Oban, Elgin and Galashiels. Whilst organic growth and diversification across the current portfolio is an ongoing priority, there is also a strategic aim of developing the business into England.


The firm has over 120 fully qualified surveyors, specialising in the full spectrum of residential and commercial services, including property for sale and lease. Their ability to provide a high-quality range of property services, both residentially and commercially, is unrivalled. Specifically, DM Hall provides the full range of property valuation and condition services for homeowners, estate agents, solicitors, investors, lenders, etc.


With the present incumbent stepping into retirement, DM Hall has a requirement to recruit a Finance Director. This is a key position and the successful candidate will play a critical role in ensuring the sound financial stewardship of the business and supporting strategic plans for future growth. With a younger Partner group in place, the focus going forward is on growth and on developing the business in England. As such, there is a requirement for a Finance Director capable of performing the role as it stands today but also in the future as the business scales in size and complexity.


DM Hall has been investing significantly into the other central functions, such as IT and HR, and view this appointment as an opportune time to bring new ideas and impetus to the finance department. In particular, it is envisaged that the new Finance Director will conduct a review of current systems, processes and training, identifying any areas where it may be possible to provide an improved service to the business and implementing solutions to maximise efficiencies.


The preference is for a proactive Finance Director who will drive improvements and change, whilst providing sound financial advice and mitigating potential risks. This would include focus on areas such as supporting commercial decision making, controlling operating costs, developing insightful management information and analysing investments into new markets and locations.


The Finance Director will be involved in advising the Management Committee and supporting stakeholders across the business; helping identify and develop strategies to maximise revenue and profit growth. As such, cultural fit and alignment with the established partnership team will be as important as ability to do the job, with the successful individual displaying ambition to grow with the business over time


A highly attractive financial package is available to the successful individual and will be commensurate with the background and experience required for the role.


For more information please contact Mark Lewis at [email protected].


DM Hall LLP – Finance Director – Position Profile online


DM Hall LLP is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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