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What we expect from our employees

We all play for team Blue – We are collaborative, empathetic, energetic, fair, helpful, inclusive, supportive and we build lasting relationships.

We take responsibility – We are accountable, creative, influential and problem solvers. We have integrity and pride. We take ownership.

We work like a start-up – We are customer-focused, adaptable, innovative, pragmatic,proactive and resilient.

We have a voice and every door is open – We actively listen, get involved, openly communicate. We seek guidance and are open-minded.

Blue Benefits

As a valued member of the Blue team, you will get:


  • 25 Days Annual Leave Entitlement
  • One additional day’s leave for your birthday
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Life Insurance Cover
  • Self-Invested Pension Plan (SIPP)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Access to Blue Motor Finance benefits portal
  • Gym Membership discounts
  • Eye Care Cost reimbursement
  • Premium Bonds for children
  • Office Social Activities

Current jobs at Blue

Our people are the key to our success and we are proud of our high calibre teams. We empower our people to take initiative, challenge the norm, think for themselves and make decisions to deliver an exemplary service. We recruit the best, forward thinking, creative people to work at Blue. We want our people to inspire our future!

We have big plans for the future and you could be part of them. Take a look below to see if you have what it takes to be part of Team Blue and view our current vacancies.

Accounts Assistant
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​Job Purpose

We are looking for an intelligent and ambitious Accounts Assistant. 
You will be preparing work to a high standard, so great attention to detail is essential. You will be a driven and progressive person, willing to learn, challenge and consistently deliver quality work in a timely manner.
This role has a broad scope, covers various areas of accounting and will provide the successful applicant with well-rounded training and development options to further progress their career.

Key Responsibilities 

Finance Operations

  • Loan payouts
  • Customer loan postings
  • Customer refunds
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Purchase ledger
  • Daily payments
  • Invoicing
  • Preparing journals
  • Email queries

Management Accounting

  • Assist with month end preparation
  • Assist with preparation of management information
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring appropriate support is in place and reconciling items are cleared within the agreed timeframes

SPVs

  • Prefunding
  • Funder Cash Control

Other

  • Assist with audit as required
  • Assist with statutory accounts as required
  • Ensure process notes are kept up to date
  • Assist with adhoc tasks as required
  • Assist with tax work as required

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • 2.1 or higher degree in numerical subject;
  • Good planning, time management and organizational skills;
  • Highly-adaptable and flexible. Able to work with competing deadlines and priorities, whilst delivering quality outputs;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, able to establish effective working relationships at all levels;
  • Good team player, able to work with a large, varied team and provide support across the whole team, willing to get stuck in to help the team meet demand;
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, pro-activity and strong work ethic. Resilient and tenacious, with an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude;
  • Keen to develop and learn, inquisitive;
  • Appreciates the importance of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Good MS Office skills.

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Area Sales Manager - Region 1
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Job purpose

To manage a region and be responsible for dealerships, broker and introducer relationships within that region and the quantity and quality of the business produced by those partners, ensuring accuracy at all times and that the company processes and procedures are followed.

Dimensions

  • To develop existing dealerships within the specific geographic region, this will involve re-energising existing dealerships or picking up general relationship management
  • To identify and recruit new dealerships
  • To develop dealerships into profitable producers of business
  • Have a thorough understanding of our products and pricing criteria
  • Feedback market intelligence with regard to competitors as well as both positive comments and improvement areas for the company as a whole. Understand where our strengths lie and ensuring broker partners are aware of our strengths at all times
  • Understanding and delivering the brand values of the business, and acting as an ambassador for the company
  • Provide training and support to dealerships where required
  • Keep electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • To present the company in a professional and confidential manner at all times
  • To pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

Experience

  • Strong awareness of the industry sector and regulations
  • Extensive field sales experience in the financial services sector
  • Experience of managing a large geographic area
  • An excellent understanding of the motor finance sector, can hit the ground running
  • Ability to identify the right sales approach for each business partner
  • Outstanding time management and organisation skills
  • Knowledge of TCF
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Interpersonal

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach

Qualifications

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in Maths and English
  • Computer Literate, including MS office products and Email

Additional information

  • Permanent basis
  • 37.5 hours a week working remotely
  • Salary sacrifice scheme - electric car and Tech
  • Expenses loan
  • This role is based in Sheffield


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Area Sales Manager - Region 1
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Job purpose

To manage a region and be responsible for dealerships, broker and introducer relationships within that region and the quantity and quality of the business produced by those partners, ensuring accuracy at all times and that the company processes and procedures are followed.


Dimensions

  • To develop existing dealerships within the specific geographic region, this will involve re-energising existing dealerships or picking up general relationship management
  • To identify and recruit new dealerships
  • To develop dealerships into profitable producers of business
  • Have a thorough understanding of our products and pricing criteria
  • Feedback market intelligence with regard to competitors as well as both positive comments and improvement areas for the company as a whole. Understand where our strengths lie and ensuring broker partners are aware of our strengths at all times
  • Understanding and delivering the brand values of the business, and acting as an ambassador for the company
  • Provide training and support to dealerships where required
  • Keep electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • To present the company in a professional and confidential manner at all times
  • To pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times.

Knowledge, skills and experience required 

Experience

  • Strong awareness of the industry sector and regulations
  • Extensive field sales experience in the financial services sector
  • Experience of managing a large geographic area
  • An excellent understanding of the motor finance sector, can hit the ground running
  • Ability to identify the right sales approach for each business partner
  • Outstanding time management and organisation skills
  • Knowledge of TCF
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Interpersonal

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach

Qualifications

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in Maths and English
  • Computer Literate, including MS office products and Email

Additional information

  • Permanent basis
  • 37.5 hours a week working remotely
  • Salary sacrifice scheme - electric car and Tech
  • Expenses loan
  • This role is based in Leeds





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Area Sales Manager - Region 1, Scotland
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Job purpose

To manage a region and be responsible for dealerships, broker and introducer relationships within that region and the quantity and quality of the business produced by those partners, ensuring accuracy at all times and that the company processes and procedures are followed.


Dimensions

  • To develop existing dealerships within the specific geographic region, this will involve re-energising existing dealerships or picking up general relationship management
  • To identify and recruit new dealerships
  • To develop dealerships into profitable producers of business
  • Have a thorough understanding of our products and pricing criteria
  • Feedback market intelligence with regard to competitors as well as both positive comments and improvement areas for the company as a whole. Understand where our strengths lie and ensuring broker partners are aware of our strengths at all times
  • Understanding and delivering the brand values of the business, and acting as an ambassador for the company
  • Provide training and support to dealerships where required
  • Keep electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • To present the company in a professional and confidential manner at all times
  • To pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times.

Knowledge, skills and experience required 

Experience

  • Strong awareness of the industry sector and regulations
  • Extensive field sales experience in the financial services sector
  • Experience of managing a large geographic area
  • An excellent understanding of the motor finance sector, can hit the ground running
  • Ability to identify the right sales approach for each business partner
  • Outstanding time management and organisation skills
  • Knowledge of TCF
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Interpersonal

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach

Qualifications

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in Maths and English
  • Computer Literate, including MS office products and Email


Additional information

  • Permanent basis
  • 37.5 hours a week working remotely
  • Salary sacrifice scheme - electric car and Tech
  • Expenses loan
  • This role is based in Scotland - EH, TD, DG and CA – (Edinburgh, Borders, Dumfries & Carlisle)





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Area Sales Manager - Region 2
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Job Purpose

To manage a region and be responsible for dealerships and introducer relationships within that region and the quantity and quality of the business produced by those partners, ensuring accuracy at all times and that the company processes and procedures are followed.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Experience

  • Strong awareness of the industry sector and regulations
  • Extensive field sales experience in the financial services sector
  • Experience of managing a large geographic area
  • An excellent understanding of the motor finance sector, can hit the ground running
  • Ability to identify the right sales approach for each business partner
  • Outstanding time management and organisation skills
  • Knowledge of TCF
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Interpersonal

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach

Qualifications

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in Maths and English
  • Computer Literate, including MS office products and Email

Dimensions

  • To develop existing dealerships within the specific geographic region, this will involve re-energising existing dealerships or picking up general relationship management
  • To identify and recruit new dealerships
  • To develop dealerships into profitable producers of business
  • Have a thorough understanding of our products and pricing criteria
  • Feedback market intelligence with regard to competitors as well as both positive comments and improvement areas for the company as a whole. Understand where our strengths lie and ensuring broker partners are aware of our strengths at all times
  • Understanding and delivering the brand values of the business, and acting as an ambassador for the company
  • Provide training and support to dealerships where required
  • Keep electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • To present the company in a professional and confidential manner at all times
  • To pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times.

Additional information

  • Permanent basis
  • 37.5 hours a week working remotely 
  • Expenses loan
  • Covering GU and KT postcode regions 

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Area Sales Manager - Region 2
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Job Purpose

To manage a region and be responsible for dealerships and introducer relationships within that region and the quantity and quality of the business produced by those partners, ensuring accuracy at all times and that the company processes and procedures are followed.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Experience

  • Strong awareness of the industry sector and regulations
  • Extensive field sales experience in the financial services sector
  • Experience of managing a large geographic area
  • An excellent understanding of the motor finance sector, can hit the ground running
  • Ability to identify the right sales approach for each business partner
  • Outstanding time management and organisation skills
  • Knowledge of TCF
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Interpersonal

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach

Qualifications

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in Maths and English
  • Computer Literate, including MS office products and Email

Dimensions

  • To develop existing dealerships within the specific geographic region, this will involve re-energising existing dealerships or picking up general relationship management
  • To identify and recruit new dealerships
  • To develop dealerships into profitable producers of business
  • Have a thorough understanding of our products and pricing criteria
  • Feedback market intelligence with regard to competitors as well as both positive comments and improvement areas for the company as a whole. Understand where our strengths lie and ensuring broker partners are aware of our strengths at all times
  • Understanding and delivering the brand values of the business, and acting as an ambassador for the company
  • Provide training and support to dealerships where required
  • Keep electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • To present the company in a professional and confidential manner at all times
  • To pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times.

Additional information

  • Permanent basis
  • 37.5 hours a week working remotely
  • Expenses loan
  • Covering BH and DT postcode regions 

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Collections Account Manager
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Job Purpose

You will be responsible for delivering the following activities :-

  • Initiating outbound telephone calls
  • Receiving inbound telephone calls
  • Resolving delinquent accounts within prevailing guidelines
  • Completing income and expenditure
  • Collecting card payments
  • Negotiating payment plans within prevailing guidelines
  • Identifying Expressions of Dissatisfaction and potential complaints
  • Identifying potentially vulnerable customers 

You will ensure that all customer records are updated in accordance with company and industry guidelines and ensure that all information gathered during the course of any customer conversations are clearly noted onto the in-house debt management platform.

Responsibilities

  • To respond effectively to inbound customer telephone calls resulting from outbound correspondence, emails, SMS and outbound telephone calls within prevailing abandoned call parameters
  • To maintain optimum levels of outbound customer calling
  • Ensure customer information is accurately and efficiently maintained
  • Ensure that customers are treated fairly at all times
  • Ensure that all vulnerable or potentially vulnerable customers are effectively managed at all times
  • To liaise with other operational departments that are involved in the customer journey
  • To ensure all performance and productivity targets are achieved and maintained
  • Conform to all quality and legal requirements
  • To work towards continuous improvement and self-development
  • To carry out any ad-hoc duties as requested by your line management

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Self-motivated and comfortable working with targets and deadlines
  • Adaptable, dependable, resilient and persistent with a flexible approach to changing business needs
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills 
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Pro-active with a positive attitude and drive for success
  • Demonstrate an attention to detail in completing procedures, documents and updating systems
  • Professionalism at all times when dealing with customers and business stakeholders
  • PC Literate
  • Stable employment history
  • A good educational background with adequate verbal, reading, arithmetic and computer skills
  • Ability to accurately input and interpret data
  • Professional and well presented

Additional Information

  • Permanent role with hybrid home working and office working available
  • Operating week: Monday to Friday 8am-7pm
  • Saturday 9am-1pm (time off in lieu)
  • 37½ hours per working week
  • Working day: 8½ hours including one unpaid hour for lunch 

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Complaints Handler
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Dimensions

The key aspects of the role:

  • To work as part of a motivated team, to ensure that all inbound complaints are thoroughly investigated
  • To always work towards offering a suitable solution to our customers within the set regulatory time frames
  • To openly and fairly review each customer complaint without bias or personal opinion
  • Manage own caseload, ensuring all complaints are handled within required deadlines and FCA requirements.
  • To participate in monthly meetings to put forward suggestions for improvement and share successes as part of group
  • Openly share experience in order to use information to build knowledge / skill set
  • Establish telephone contact with customers to gain a full understanding of their complaint in order to progress to a fair outcome as quickly as possible
  • Ensure that all complaints are handled with the highest standard of customer care
  • To maintain complaints database with correct and relevant information at all times
  • To research root cause of complaints and use information to ensure consistency in processes and procedures
  • To hold excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing 


Standard requirements

  • Know, understand and apply the principles of TCF
  • Ensure regulatory responses are issued correctly and on time
  • Keep electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • Keep up to date with the company’s products
  • Present the company in a professional and confidential manner at all times
  • Pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times

Knowledge, skills and experience required

Qualifications

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in maths and English
  • Computer Literate, including MS office products and Email

Experience

  • Experience of working in a team in an office environment
  • Knowledge of treating customers fairly (TCF)
  • Knowledge of GDPR and DPA act
  • Awareness of current FCA regulations
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes, policies and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interpersonal

  • Someone who loves to learn and do well, to absorb as much of the training as possible and is keen to develop their career
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also individually
  • Reliable
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach

Hours

Permanent 37.5 hours a week (8.5 hours per day inc. 1 unpaid hour for lunch = 7.5 hours a day)

Monday- Friday, 9.00-5.30

Scope of Role

Report directly to Complaints Manager

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Customer Service Advisor - Office based role only
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Job Purpose

To ensure timely and accurate administration of the company’s loan products including direct liaison with the company’s introducers and customers on the telephone and by correspondence. Ensuring accuracy at all times and that the company’s processes and procedures are followed.

Responsibilities 

The key aspects of the role:

  • Respond to Inbound and outbound telephone enquiries in a professional and respectable manner
  • Be aware and responsive to in house service levels and key performance indicators at all times
  • Maintain customer account records by recording / updating and deleting information as required
  • Process and respond to all Inbound and outbound correspondence
  • Updating electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • Record any dissatisfaction / satisfaction information in line with the company procedure’s 
  • Build sustainable relationships with all other internal departments and field staff
  • React to any procedure changes positively and proactively
  • Contribute towards the team by working together to achieve the SLA requirements
  • Communicate and build effective relationships with Dealerships / Area Sales Managers
  • To keep up to date with the company’s products & E Learning
  • To present the company in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality
  • To pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times
  • Identify and asses customers’ needs in order to achieve customer satisfaction and one call resolution where possible
  • Collection /recording and processing of product or service disputes complaints by clarifying the customer's query; determining the cause of the problem and forwarding the respective information on for our complaint handling team to respond 
  • Completion of outbound welcome calls
  • Updating / correction / maintenance of company HPI records
  • Promotion of internal retention scheme during each customer interaction where possible
  • To complete all ad hoc tasks as distributed by the Senior / Team Leader

 Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in maths and English
  • Computer Literate, including MS office products and Email
  • Experience of working in a team in an office environment
  • Knowledge of treating customers fairly (TCF)
  • Awareness of current FCA regulations
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes, policies and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also individually
  • Reliable
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach
  • Ability to accurately input and interpret data
  • Professional and well presented 


Addittional Information

  • Permanent role
  • Operating week: Monday to Friday 8am-8pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 9am-5pm (time off in lieu)
  • 37½ hours per working week
  • Working day: 8½ hours including one unpaid hour for lunch
  • Office based role. 


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Deal Maker/Broker Sales
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Job Purpose - Making Motoring Simple by providing outstanding customer service

The Deal Making Team assists Team Blue by promoting a one-stop-shop service to appointed dealers and their customers. This established, fast-paced, dynamic team brokers out customer applications that fall outside of the Blue lending criteria. We are looking for customer-focused, enthusiastic, proactive, adaptable, sales-oriented people who love to always learn new things, to join our team. 

Who You Are

You will always go the extra mile to support and understand the needs of customers, dealers, and colleagues, leaving things better than when you found them. You take pride in your work by suggesting and facilitating better approaches, always have high energy, and love thinking outside the box to make things happen. You acknowledge that being part of a team can sometimes mean working outside of your comfort zone or job description.

Key Accountabilities

  • Predominantly handling inbound and outbound phone calls from dealers and customers. No cold calling is required.
  • Treating customers fairly by offering them the best options to assist with their financial situations.
  • Taking ownership and overcoming objections by presenting positive solutions through integrity, negotiation, and collaboration.
  • Being self-motivated, whilst working as a team to successfully achieve set targets and team service levels.
  • Able to quickly and effectively multi-task, always maintaining a keen eye for detail.
  • Working alongside our lending partners to deliver a great customer experience.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Adaptable, reliable, collaborative, resilient with a pragmatic approach to business needs.
  • Active listener who is open-minded and able to effectively communicate at all levels.
  • Demonstrates initiative whilst still adhering to regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Proven history of successfully working within a target driven environment whilst remaining customer centric.
  • Motor dealership, or finance broker career background would be an advantage.

Additional Information

  • Salary £25,500 - £27,000 – DOE.
  • Permanent role covering Monday to Friday 9am-7pm (rotating shifts), also, Saturday, Sunday and *Public Holidays 9am-5pm (approx. 1 in 3, time off in lieu given).
  • 37½ hours per working week, 7½ hours per day, plus one unpaid hour for lunch. 
  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays* and one birthday day.
  • On-going training and development.
  • Predominantly office based although remote working over the weekends and public holidays can be considered.
  • Off-site parking, company cycle scheme – must be able to reliably commute as local public transport is very restrictive.
  • Employees Assist Programme.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Company health and life insurance.
  • Employee Benefits Programme.
  • Social events.

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Dealer Support Adviser
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Job purpose

The role is part of a team supporting existing and new relationships with retailers and Area Sales Managers by telephone and email. As part of the role advisers are also required to research and evaluate new dealership setups and provide an ongoing review of our portfolio of dealers. Ensuring accuracy at all times and that the company’s processes and procedures are followed is fundamental to this role.

Dimensions 

The key aspects of the role:

  • Respond to Inbound and outbound telephone enquiries in a professional and respectable manner
  • Be aware and responsive to in house call center application to ensure full call center coverage at all times
  • Maintain customer account records by recording / updating and deleting information as required
  • Process and respond to all Inbound and outbound correspondence
  • Updating electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • Identify and asses clients’ needs to achieve customer satisfaction and one call resolution where possible
  • Record any dissatisfaction/satisfaction information in line with the company procedures
  • Build sustainable relationships with all other internal departments and field staff
  • React to any procedure changes positively and proactively
  • Contribute towards the team by working together to achieve the SLA requirements
  • Communicate with Dealerships / Area Sales Managers
  • To keep up to date with the company’s products & E Learning
  • To present the company in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality
  • To pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times
  • Accurately recording and updating customers loan proposals
  • To complete all ad hoc admin tasks as distributed by the Senior / Team Leader

Qualifications

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in Math and English
  • 1-2 years previous financial services experience preferably in a consumer finance environment
  • Computer Literate, including MS office products and Email

Experience

  • Experience of working in a team in an office environment
  • Knowledge of treating customers fairly (TCF)
  • Awareness of current FCA regulations
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes, policies and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interpersonal

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also individually
  • Reliable
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach

Additional information

  • Perm / 37.5 hours a week (8.5 hours per day inc. 1 unpaid hour for lunch = 7.5 hours a day)
  • Able to reliably commute to office
  • Rota shift work based on 8-8 weekdays and 9-5 Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays (day in lieu earnt for working them)

Scope of Role

  • Report directly to Team Leader and Head of Department, leadership of direct reports        
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Financial Accountant
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Job Purpose

This role supports the Senior Financial Accountant to ensure accuracy of bookkeeping for SPVs, timely delivery the interim and year-end Statutory Accounting for the Blue Motor Finance Group, individual legal entities and orphan SPVs. The role is part of the SPV accounting function and will be one of the contacts for audit queries.

Responsibilities include, assisting the SPV month-end and year-end close and financial reporting processes, streamlining Investor Reporting processes, and improving the control environment. The workload will be varied and the person must be a self-starter, willing to take on ad-hoc tasks, projects and meet tight deadlines. Excellent excel skills and a proactive approach to tasks are required.

Key Responsibilities 

Statutory Accounts Production

  • Assist with the statutory accounting and reporting for the Group’s consolidated, and individual legal entity financial statements, including multiple SPVs;
  • Support the statutory reporting processes, ensuring quality and timeliness of delivery;
  • Support the periodic and year-end audits, one of the contacts for audit queries;
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of financial reporting standards and regulations, including FRS102;
  • Look for areas to improve statutory accounting and reporting and related processes;
  • Support junior members of the Finance team and improve levels of individual accountability, engagement and development.

Month End Journals and Balance Sheet Reconciliations

  • Prepare and/or review all SPV related journals before posting;
  • Prepare and/or review balance sheet reconciliations for SPV-related ledger accounts;
  • Monthly reconciliation of the consolidated SPVs financial information to the data warehouse.

Investor Reporting

  • Prepare and/or review SPV investor reports;
  • Ensure that Investor Report templates are up-to-date according to the funding structure, counterparty requirements and that sufficient data quality controls are in place;
  • Ensure that all delivery deadlines are met.

Other Support

  • Process improvement and standardization;
  • Support the migration of presently out-sourced SPV accounting back to an in-house model;
  • Support the pool audit and various funding projects;
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the Finance management as required.
  • Support and cover for other roles in the finance team, when colleagues are not available

Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA (or equivalent), preferably with some operative post qualification experience within Financial services
  • Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Adaptable and flexible. Able to work with competing deadlines and priorities, whilst delivering high quality outputs
  • High-quality verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, able to establish effective working relationships at all levels
  • Good team player, but still able self-starter working with initiative and minimal guidance
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, pro-activity and strong work ethic. Appreciates the importance of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Resilient and tenacious, with an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Comfortable and competent with MS Office and various accounting systems
  • Previous experience of working for SPV / fund accounting preferable
  • Use of SUN accounting package, and SQL would be advantageous

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Financial and Management Accountant
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Job Purpose

We are looking for an experienced, intelligent and forward-thinking Accountant. This role is varied so we need someone who can work in a fast-paced environment and has a broad experience across various accounting functions. You will be preparing and reviewing work, so excellent communication skills and attention to detail are essential. You will be a natural leader, able to manage and develop a trainee as well monitoring tasks, ensuring they are completed to a high standard. You can hit the ground running, and can apply your experience to help progress the department.

Key Responsibilities

Financial and Tax Accounting

  • Assist with the statutory accounting and reporting for the Group’s consolidated, and individual legal entity financial statements, including multiple SPVs;
  • Support the statutory reporting processes, ensuring quality and timeliness of delivery;
  • Support the periodic and year-end audits, one of the contacts for audit queries;
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of financial reporting standards and regulations;
  • Support junior members of the Finance team, improving individual accountability, engagement and development;
  • Prepare and/or review of corporation tax and VAT returns.

Management Accounting

  • Oversee monthly management accounts process, ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Review monthly management accounts and provide and/or review relevant commentary;
  • Prepare and/or review all accounting journals prior to posting;
  • Prepare and/or review balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Provide operational support as required e.g. reviewing of purchase ledger, banking etc.

Other Support

  • Process improvement and standardization;
  • Monthly payroll support;
  • Admin for banking and Sun systems, setting up new users etc.;
  • Support the migration of presently out-sourced SPV accounting back to an in-house model;
  • Support the pool audit and various funding projects;
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the Finance management as required;
  • Support and cover for other roles in the Finance team, when colleagues are not available.

Team Development

  • Provide line management, support and 1:1 meetings to direct report(s);
  • Monitor team, ensuring deadlines are met.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA or equivalent), preferably with some operative post qualification experience within Financial services;
  • Deep all round knowledge of operational Finance processes (e.g. bank reconciliations, purchase ledger, balance sheet reconciliations, month-end close etc.);
  • Excellent understanding of systems, controls and process;
  • Ability to quickly understand a process and implement improvements, driving efficiency and automation;
  • Good planning, time management and organizational skills;
  • Highly-Adaptable and flexible. Able to work with competing deadlines and priorities, whilst delivering quality outputs;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, able to establish effective working relationships at all levels;
  • Good team player, able to work with a large, varied team and provide support across the whole team
  • Self-starter working with initiative and minimal guidance;
  • Able to lead and develop a junior team member;
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, pro-activity and strong work ethic. Resilient and tenacious, with an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude;
  • Appreciates the importance of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Good MS Office skills;
  • Previous experience of high-performing finance teams would be beneficial;
  • Use of SUN accounting package, SQL and Jedox would be advantageous;

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FP&A and Pricing Analyst
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Job purpose

To be an integral part of the FP&A function that plan, analyse and report the financial, commercial and operational aspects of the company. This role is key in assisting in both the strategic and operational management of the business through reporting, planning and analytical capabilities and by challenging and making appropriate recommendations to the business to optimise operational and financial performance.

Dimensions

The key aspects of the role are to:

  • Prepare high quality reporting to support the monthly Pricing and Board meetings
  • Generate insight through proactive analysis of pricing and profitability data
  • Prepare accurate and insightful internal cost and MI reporting, partnering with the business to deliver against targets.
  • Enhance control and monitoring of pricing proposals to ensure a seamless change process
  • Support the business in the forecast, budget and strategic planning processes
  • Provide competitor and market analysis
  • Support ad hoc reporting requirements and business requests

Knowledge, skills and experience required

Knowledge/Qualifications

  • Qualified/Part-Qualified Accountant with demonstrated commercial experience preferred
  • Experience of using and developing pricing/profitability analysis desirable
  • Experience in a business partnering role desirable
  • Experience in consumer lending desirable
  • Experience working in a small company environment desirable

Skills

  • High level of Excel proficiency
  • Ability to manage large data sets preferably with experience accessing/querying databases (eg through SQL)
  • Able to draw out the key risks and opportunities, and able to summarise succinctly
  • Commercially astute and being able to consider the ‘bigger picture’
  • Seeks to improve their output continuously
  • High level of personal drive and enthusiasm
  • Flexible and adaptable, working outside of the role and remit as required
  • Is analytical and has a questioning mind with attention to detail
  • Ability to work under own initiative and to meet tight deadlines
  • Comfortable communicating to and working with different functions and seniority

Additional information

  • Hybrid working arrangement considered
  • This document is neither contractual nor exhaustive and may be amended to meet the needs of the
  • business. Where possible this will be done in consultation with the job holder.
  • From time to time, and within reason, you may be required to carry out tasks that fall outside of your
  • position’s remit.
  • From time to time, and within reason, you may be required to work outside of your standard
  • contracted hours.
  • As part of your on-going development, you may be required to undertake training in order to meet the requirements of your role.

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Infrastructure Manager
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Key responsibilities & accountabilities

  • Define and deliver infrastructure services (Cloud, Network. End User, Data, Security) required to support a scaling business
  • Lead infrastructure team members providing direction and personal development
  • Provide subject matter expertise in Cloud Architecture (AWS perferred)
  • Contribute to design, and own elements of Enterprise Target Architecture, including Infrastructure as code initiatives
  • Manage key 3rd party suppliers and services
  • Provide service management, support and reporting capabilities 

Desired Technical Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft/Office 365
  • Tooling - Terraform/TeamCity/Octopus Deploy/Chocolatey
  • SQL server experience (Design, AlwaysOn, T-SQL, tuning, Replication)
  • Programming and Scripting languages (Powershell, C#)
  • Security skills (Vulnerability management, SIEM, best practice design, AWS Security Tools, other tooling)
  • Email management & Security (ideally Mimecast)
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001 / NIST
  • DNS management


Additional Requirements 

  • From time to time, and within reason, you may be required to carry out tasks that fall outside of your position’s remit
  • From time to time, and within reason, you may be required to work outside of your standard contracted hours
  • As part of your on-going development, you may be required to undertake training in order to meet the requirements of our role
  • Due to our remote location and lack of public transport it is suggested that you are a driver and are able to get to our offices in Sundridge, Sevenoaks.  

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Portfolio Analyst
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Job purpose

  • Provide portfolio data and ad-hoc analysis as required by the business
  • Proactively identify and anticipate emerging trends, threats and opportunities using portfolio analytics
  • Suggest ways to optimize risk/ return ratios, improve conversion rates and increase new business
  • Work closely with other teams on projects to create new and improve existing products and processes
  • Develop and maintain automated portfolio monitoring tools
  • Provide fast and high quality analysis explaining portfolio performance to funders and investors
  • Regular use of T-SQL, SSRS, Excel and Power BI
  • Help identify and solve data issues
  • Create financial models to assess P&L impact of various initiatives or existing trends
  • Learn to create and use basic data science tools to automatically identify and explain patterns in portfolio data

Knowledge, skills and experience required

About You

  • Driven - you are a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who can take ownership and work independently towards tight deadlines, prioritising your work appropriately
  • Good problem solver with an analytical mindset - you spot trends and notice details, and have a natural intellectual curiosity
  • Practical and commercially minded – looking for opportunities to increase shareholder value
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; you are good at presenting and explaining technical information in a non-technical way
  • Collaborative - happy to focus on achieving common goals and supporting colleagues
  • Resilient - desire to work in a fast-paced environment with a “start-up” feel
  • Lifelong learner – you may not have all the technical skills listed yet but you have a drive to learn and continually develop

Technical Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Degree in a numerate or analytical subject (Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Engineering, Accounting, Finance or similar)
  • Very strong Excel knowledge
  • Some ability to program in at least one language
  • Good SQL knowledge or ability to quickly reach proficiency on the job
  • Understanding of accounting/ financial modelling beneficial
  • Understanding of credit and/ or market risk management beneficial


Additional Information


A Hybrid working style considered/option for the appropriate candidate.

 

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Software Developer
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About you

We’re looking for an intelligent and pragmatic software developer, who is passionate about delivering high quality software. You’ll be working on multiple internal and customer facing systems, touching all areas of our business as part of a cross-disciplinary team. 

Your responsibilities will include:

     Writing software using C#, T-SQL and web languages (HTML, CSS, etc.)

     Working with product managers and business experts to understand requirements.

     Investigating production issues and implementing fixes where necessary.

     Helping to define and uphold coding standards using code reviews.

     Helping find optimal solutions to the problems the business is trying to overcome.

     Suggesting ways in which software can be used to make the business more efficient

To do a great job in this position, you should have:

     2 or more years’ experience writing full-stack production software using C#, Java or a similar language. 

     Good understanding of SQL.

     Good understanding of web languages (HTML, CSS, etc.)

     Good numeracy and confidence with financial calculations.

     Ability to communicate and work closely with non-technical co-workers.

     Strong problem solving skills.

The following aren’t necessary, but will make you a stronger candidate:

     Knowledge of messaging and distributed systems.

     Experience collaborating with other developers on the same codebase.

     Experience of consumer finance (Hire Purchase, Personal Loans, Credit Cards, etc.)

     A good understanding of AWS or Azure.

Additional Information


A Hybrid working style considered/option for the appropriate candidate.

 

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Underwriter
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Job purpose

This role is part of a team that ensures timely and accurate administration of finance loan products. This includes processing applications online, liaising with customers and colleagues and dealing with queries. Ensuring accuracy at all times, and that the company's processes & procedures are followed.

Dimensions

  • Underwrite referred deals to policy and mandate
  • Make confident decisions in line with business rules and processes
  • Manage ‘more information’ queries
  • Investigate potential frauds, PEP and sanctions matches
  • Verification of the completeness and accuracy of credit proposals
  • Keep electronic and paper filing in order at all times
  • To keep up to date with the company’s products
  • To present the company in a professional and confidential manner at all times
  • To pay due care and attention to your own, and others’ health & safety at all times

Knowledge, skills and experience required

Qualifications:

  • Good educational background with proficiency demonstrable in Math’s and English
  • Computer literate, including MS office products and email

Experience:

  • Experience of working in a team in an office environment
  • Ideally 1-2 years previous underwriting experience - preferably in a consumer finance environment
  • Knowledge of TCF
  • Ability to understand and comply with documented processes and procedures

Interpersonal:

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic 'can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and well-presented
  • Establishes effective working relationships
  • Customer focused approach

Additional information

  • Perm / 37.5 hours a week (8.5 hours per day inc. 1 unpaid hour for lunch = 7.5 hours a day)
  • Able to reliably commute to office
  • Standard office hours however, 1 weekend in 4 may need to do a Saturday 9-5 (day in lieu earnt for working them) and occasional bank holidays throughout the year


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Equal Opportunities statement

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships and offending background.