Goodman Group

Goodman is one the world's largest listed industrial property groups. The company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and is also active in Asia and Europe. Goodman is an integrated commercial and industrial property group that owns, develops and manages real estate including warehouses, large scale logistics facilities business parks and offices globally. It also offers a range of investment property funds, giving investors access to our specialist fund management services and commercial and industrial property assets.

Goodman invests in: Business parks, Office parks , Industrial estates, Logistics warehouses & distribution centres and Office buildings

Goodman is different: It's success is founded on the quality and integrity of thier people and the long-term relationships they build with their customers plus an unrivalled knowledge of the industrial property market worldwide

Goodman drives stakeholder value by combining dedicated people, global scale and extensive local knowledge, all supported by:
Commercial property knowledge and experience  ~  Own+Develop+Manage integrated customer service approach  ~ Significant fund management capabilities

Goodman's objectives include ensuring that flexible and innovative property solutions are created to meet customers' needs, and at the same time delivering solid returns to our investors
Following a UK corporate relocation from Central London to Berkshire, a period of finance team instability led to a number of individuals leaving the business. Harcourt Matthews was engaged to recruit an experienced divisional Financial Controller with expertise in the property fund management sector, to drive process and efficiency changes within the UK division and manage a newly formed team. Additionally, we were asked to support the recruitment of other newly created & existing roles for recently qualified accountants to support the FD in several key cross-functional projects & accounting activities, following the recruitment of the Financial Controller

Several key objectives were highlighted, including:

  • Development & replenishment of the existing teams and the increase in depth of capability & calibre of individuals within the organisation which has under gone rapid growth and business transformation
  • Identifying commercially and technically focused individuals to evolve best practice in Accounting & Finance specifically in planning & analysis, forecasting, reporting commercial financial control 

Harcourt Matthews established several recruitment campaigns and a range of candidate sourcing processes to attract a wide range of candidate talent, encompassing:

  • Accessing our network & extensive CV database, existing contacts and gaining new referrals / recommendations
  • Accessing several jobsite CV databases covering the active UK candidate market
  • Advertising on several job boards
  • Using our internal and several 3rd party outsourced research businesses contracted to identify and to supply scarce candidate resource (passive & non active people)
  • Specific sector headhunting campaigns complementing the above approach
  • Direct mail-shot programmes to specific accounting & finance trained CIMA, ACCA and ACA individuals who fulfilled the accounting & finance job specification & brief 

This has resulted in supporting the recruitment of several qualified & part qualified accountants and accounting staff for the UK business. and Procurement, HR and Contract Managers and inclusion as a preferred supplier list for the UK business. 

Jobs recruited for include: Interim, temporary & permanent 

Financial Accountant
Financial Controller
Group Finance Analyst
Management Accountant
Property Accountant