Wokingham, UK


Finance Manager - Wokingham - Hybrid - £50,000 to £70,000 DOE
This is a chance to join an award winning, national property services company who are going through exciting periods of growth and who offer tailored award winning training and development programmes at all levels.
Within this role on a day to day basis, you can expect to:
  • Be responsible for overall day-to-day operational performance of the client accounts team
  • Sole responsibility for leading the ARLA audit and other statutory audit requirements
  • Lead the consolidation of the groups ARLA registration resulting in a merge of the current operation and driving efficiencies across the department
  • Develop one brand and process for the client accounts operation
  • Assist the Director in establishing team targets in line with company objectives
  • Work with the Finance team reviewing the balance sheet position at month end and take ownership for the balances provided as a result of the data output from the department
  • Implement a customer service ticketing system that supports the group and it’s stakeholders whilst providing accurate reporting to assist with managing the department
  • Work with the Head of Shared Services - Integrations with new acquisitions and integrating into the group, including the consultation of newly acquired staff to the department
  • Maintain appropriate systems for measuring operational effectiveness, development and performance, taking necessary action to resolve under-performance where applicable
  • Pro-actively carrying out internal audit processes within the department in preparation of ARLA audits and ensuring best practice for the group
  • Ensure that standard procedures and best practices are followed across all brands/teams
  • Regularly review, challenge and manage changes to key processes and ensure that they are 'fit for purpose’
  • Work collaboratively with other stakeholders to ensure accuracy of data across departments and enhance reporting
  • Support the Head of Shared Services - Systems and Compliance in development of system, process and compliance across the department
  • Responsible for the month end process and associated reports to the group including deferred revenue, accrued income and outstanding fees
  • Staff management to include annual reviews, training, recruitment, selection and succession planning
  • Manage and develop direct reporting staff, conducting regular 1 to 1 meetings and appraisal reviews


To be considered for this role, you will need the following experience and skills:
  • Understanding of accounting functions within a property management system
  • Keen leadership skills
  • Confident, organised and motivated individual who is recognised as an ambassador for the group
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Be able to handle difficult situations
  • Decisive
  • Methodical