Finance Manager – Banking & Credit Control

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About The Role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Finance Manager – Banking and Credit Control to join the team in central Bristol. Whilst this is a full time, permanent position we are happy to discuss flexible working options.

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the Cash Management function across DAS UK Group. This will include the management of three teams under one department leadership.

This position holds responsibility to embed and lead a Cash and Credit Management capability, including managing operational liquidity, ensuring credit control, processing payments and premium bordereaux, managing bank relationships and accounts as well as legal cashiering including disbursement processing for DAS Law.

The role is accountable for defining, agreeing and implementing liquidity and credit policies, establishing appropriate processes and providing an aligned company view of income and debt against all business lines. In addition, it is the role of the Finance Manager to ensure that there is a robust framework and controls in place and that all regulatory requirements are understood and complied with.

This role will be accountable to ensure strong financial control around the purchase ledger and ensuring robust controls exist around payments leaving the business, maintaining banking administration and ensuring the business has an effective cash-flow forecasting, processing and monitoring expected income, monitoring agency set up/review, debt and credit risk positions, through to cash collection and reporting activity and monitoring process.

This role will be expected to work closely with many functions across DAS UK Group and will involve interactions with key stakeholders across the Leadership team. This will require accomplished leadership, influencing and engagement skills in creating a Cash Management capability that is widely recognised for delivering value.

About You

This is a great opportunity for someone with good communication skills at all levels, who is self-motivated and proactive and who has experience of working within a cash collection/debt recovery environment within insurance or a financial services industry.

We’d like to hear from candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Substantial experience in an Cash Management, Treasury or comparable Operations Manager role, typically 3 years;
  • Experience dealing with resource planning, developing and monitoring KPI, coaching and mentoring others to achieve their full potential and delivering against targets to drive improved performance;
  • Excellent knowledge of FCA & PRA and SRA regulations;
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications; and
  • A keen attention to detail, seeking new ways to enhance processes and controls ensuring that improvements are implemented effectively.

It is desirable but not essential if the successful applicant can demonstrate experience of a new department/ new function set up.

In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package which will include:

  • 26 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • A choice of either European Motor Assistance or Home Emergency Assistance
  • Inclusion in our Health Cash plan
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including Cycle scheme and season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including a range of free weekly exercise classes (dependent on your office location) and free eye tests
  • Access to our employee discounts hub offering exclusive discounts across thousands of retail partners, including discounted gym memberships at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and shopping trips
About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and are dedicated to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.