Lender Services Deputy Finance Manager | Aberdein Considine Legal

Lender Services Deputy Finance Manager

Position Type: Full-time / Permanent

Location: Aberdeen

Aberdein Considine are looking for a Lender Services Deputy Finance Manager to work alongside our Lender Services Finance Manager based in Aberdeen.

Key Responsibilities:

The Deputy Finance Manager will assist the Finance Manager in the following areas:

  • Complete awareness and familiarity with all Lender clients’ financial requirements as detailed within their individual SLAs.
  • Ensuring that all lender clients are invoiced accurately within contractual timelines
  • Ensuring, where required, the accurate and timely distribution of funds to and from lender clients
  • Debtor management and recovery
  • Audit feedback from lender clients on finance sections, to include drafting responses to audit, action plan for any suggested change of process as well as implementing same
  • Management reporting including performance against financial targets
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly reporting to Senior Management, as agreed, to include billing status by volume and value, unbilled WIP, Aged Debt & Receipts
  • Review risks and set the appropriate controls to mitigate risks, ensure processes and controls are documented and that controls are operated to maintain an efficient credit control and escalation process
  • Liaise with Finance departments of Lender clients in a prompt and professional manner
  • Provide agreed and signed off invoicing process bibles to the Lender clients keeping a clear audit trail of any changes
  • Ensure Scottish Law Society and SRA rules and all other legal requirements are adhered to
  • Continually review processes to seek efficiencies and improvements.
  • Assist with Tenders for new contracts ensuring that new contracts can be serviced efficiently and profitably
  • Ensure LSPG Policies and Procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Providing cover where required to the Lender Services Finance Manager to manage a ring fenced Lender Services finance team to ensure client service level agreements (SLAs) are met, setting targets and providing support and training for the team
  • File review process ensuring compliance with Scottish Law Society and SRA rules

Requirements

ABOUT YOU:

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred

  • Member of a professional accountancy body (ICAS, ACCA, or equivalent qualification)

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of working in a controlled and deadline-driven environment
  • High level of commercial awareness with an understanding and appreciation of business practices, approaches, organisation and culture
  • Project management
  • Excellent data analytical skills and advanced level of Excel experience
  • Experience and ability to work under own initiative and keep management and stakeholders engaged and updated with progress
  • Team management
  • Bulk billing automation
  • Clear and concise written and oral communication

KNOWLEDGE

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of professional services’ firm including regulatory rules regarding management of client funds under Scottish and English Law Society rules

APTITUDES

Essential

  • Proactive, self-starter with proven ability to problem solve
  • Methodical, analytical and decisive with good attention to detail
  • Excellent communicator
  • Collaborative
  • Tenacious

ABOUT US

Aberdein Considine is an award-winning law firm and this is a great opportunity to work in an innovative, challenging and rewarding work environment. We offer flexible and blended working in a progressive and supportive environment. In return for your hard work, you will be paid a competitive salary, receive an excellent benefits package and be part of a generous incentive and bonus scheme.

How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN