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Colin Woods BSc (Hons) FPFA

Associate

colin@michaelguest.co.uk

Chartered Public Finance Accountant

Housing Finance Expert

Colin has extensive experience in social housing finance and has provided strategic and detailed financial advice to local authorities, tenant groups, housing associations and charities on housing issues.  He has been a housing finance consultant for over 25 years and has also been on the Board of a Housing Association and of a Charity.

Colin has considerable experience in the following areas:

  • Options Appraisals
  • Business Planning
  • The Housing Revenue Account (HRA)
  • Local Housing Companies
  • Large & small scale stock transfers
  • Working with Housing Associations Boards
  • Working with Charities delivering care support
  • Working with Tenant Groups on a range of issues
  • Training
  • Funding
  • Project Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Local Government Finance
  • Housing Association Finance
  • Review of the HRA
  • Business Planning
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Developing financial elements of bids
  • Training on Financial Issues

Academic & Professional Qualifications & Fellowships

  • BSc. (Hons) Mathematics
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (since 1978)

Career Path

  • 2012 - present Housing Finance Consultant - Self Employed
  • 2003 - 2012  Director of Financial Consultancy - Tribal
  • 2000 - 2003  Director - Housing Finance Consultancy - HACAS Chapman Hendy
  • 1988 - 2000  Director of Finance & Housing Finance Consultancy - Chapman Hendy Associates 
  • 1985 - 1988    Assistant Director of Finance - Test Valley Borough Council
  • 1982 - 1985  Principal Accountant  - Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • 1980 - 1982  Housing Accountant - London Borough of Sutton
  • 1976 - 1980  Housing Accountant - London Borough of Southwark
  • 1974 - 1976  Trainee - Somerset County Council