16 Mar 2019
18 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisation Description

An exciting new opportunity has come about for my Wolverhampton client who are one of the fastest regional growing commercial businesses. They are recruiting for a Finance Operations Manager.

Job Description

The role will be to manage the day to day workload and performance for both the Group Accounts Payable (AP) and Group Credit Control (AR) functions. This will also include liaising with other internal departments and external stakeholders

Main duties will include:-

Day to day management of both teams, allocating resource as required in order to ensure the departments key objectives are met;

Provide an additional level of support/cover when team members are on holiday / ill and/or step in to assist the team in order to alleviate short term workload issues;

Review the AP and AR ledgers on a monthly basis in order to identify potential errors / omissions. This includes supplier statement reconciliations, aged debt review and identifying debit/credit balances on the AP/AR ledger respectively.

Act as the central point for any issues / queries raised by suppliers /customers. Take ownership for ensuring these issues are resolved in a timely manner, and to the satisfaction of our internal and external stakeholders;

Drive continuous improvement within the teams, make recommendations to Financial Controller on how

to improve efficiency and performance. Thereafter, implement these recommendations;

Liaise with senior members of our Fleet department to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the data / document flow between the two departments;

Involvement in implementation of new accounting package, due to be rolled out to the business in Autumn 2019. This will include amending current processes to align with the new system, stress testing the system prior to implementation, and training of staff prior to ‘go live’.

Person Specification

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in both AP & AR or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in 1 (preferably AP). At least 2 years’ experience at a supervisory/team leader or manager level.

Excellent and effective communication and interpersonal skills

Proven record in managing a medium sized team incorporating AR and AP.

Able to show internal and external stakeholders the benefits of changes in procedural matters to improve our internal processes.

Willingness to get involved with the day to day processing, as required.

Ability to work within a multi-team environment and stand-alone role

Able to use multiple IT systems in order to create reports on KPI performance

Experience in reporting to Manager & Director Level