Lakeside, Portsmouth
About The Role

Finance Manager (Sales Ledger team)

9-month fixed term contract until end of 2020.

Location:  Portsmouth, Hampshire.

A 9-month fixed term contract opportunity has come up for a people focussed Finance Manager to lead our sizable Sales Ledger Team. Reporting to the Head of Finance, your primary focus will be to lead the team through a period of high accounts receivable activity, focussing on full cycle of management across permanent and temporary resource.  Additionally, you’ll deliver towards continuous process improvement agenda reviewing  and improving finance processes and controls as necessary.

Where do you fit in?

As a membership organisation with circa 40,000 trade members, our sales ledger team play a pivotal role by ensuring timely processing of invoices and consequent attainment of sales targets and KPIs. With over 35 members within the team, main bulk of your role will be to drive and manage team performance, day to day management of any employee relations issues  and proactive development of team members. You’ll ensure best practice finance processes and controls are in place including full adherence to data protection, while also motivating and energising the team to deliver in this fast paced customer service focussed environment. You’ll be at hand to troubleshoot where required using your sound finance experience in a similar set up to resolve any issues.

What’s in it for you?

  • An exciting opportunity to pull on your people management skills to lead a fast paced sales ledger team.
  • A vibrant office environment and brilliant people in a growth driven business.
  • An excellent salary, 35hour working week and a contract until end of December 2020.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Ideally an AAT or similar accounting qualifications although QBE’s are welcome also
  • Sound people leadership and performance management skills and strong understanding of HR policies and processes
  • Previous Sales Ledger experience ideally within a high volume contact centre/ customer service environment
  • Sage experience
About Us

Checkatrade is the consumer choice for finding a local reputable and reliable tradesperson. For over 20 years, we've been the place where reputation matters most - and if you join us, you’ll ensure that our teams continue to uphold these high standards.

With over 38,000 of only the best trades on our books who've passed a robust vetting process, we're staying true to our core business belief which is -  'Checkatrade does the checks so you don't have to.' 

We're currently going through a period of significant investment and growth and we're looking for exceptional people to join us on our journey to help us achieve our ambitious goals. This is an exciting time to join our team.