Finance Manager


Finance Manager – £35,000 to £42,000 – Manchester City Centre

The Role

urbanbubble are looking for a talented and experienced Finance Manager to manage the Block and Lettings Finance Team, ensuring that all finance tasks are undertaken according to internal and industry standard timescales and expectations. The successful candidate should be a natural problem solver who will support not only the Finance Team, but the business as a whole.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for all process and procedures of all Block and Lettings Finance tasks, as well as being responsible for setting up all financial aspects of new properties on Qube, including liaising with previous agents for the handover information. This is an excellent opportunity to work with top-level clients and progress your career in finance management.

The key responsibilities of a Finance Manager include, but are not limited to:

=         Day-to-day management of the Sales Ledger Administrator, Purchase Ledger Administrator, Service Charge Accountant, Sales and Lettings Administrator and Accounts Assistant

=         Providing support to the Property Team with budgets, YE service charge accounts, quarterly reports and general queries, and support to the S&L functions in both Manchester and Liverpool with the lettings processes and accounts

=         Performing Bank Reconciliations on a monthly basis

=         Managing the relationships of key clients, both by maintaining existing relationships and developing new relationships

=         Taking responsibility for the Annual ARMA and ARLA audits and compliance visits

=         Becoming a Software System Champion, with the ability to train the team on all aspects of the finance processes

=         Any other day-to-day responsibilities, supporting the Head of Finance as and when required

The Company

Established in 2008, urbanbubble employs over 150 people and has built its residential portfolio to 9,000 homes, with 14,000 residents across Manchester and Liverpool. Over the past 10 years there has been consistent 40% growth year-on-year. This trend is set to continue with a pipeline of prestigious schemes in a variety of cities across the UK through to 2022.

Future growth is under-pinned by some of the leading developers, most revered investors and iconic residential-communities of tomorrow. urbanbubble has devised and executed a customer-centric service that will lead the way, partnering with Legal and General, DTZi, Salboy, Elliot Group, Capital & Centric and Property Alliance Group, to name but a few.

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Finance Manager:

=         Previous experience of Property Accounts as well as management of a finance team is essential

=         Experience of Service Charge Accounts within a Lettings Environment is desirable

=         Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrable people management skills

=         Must be able to work on one’s own initiative, and manage personal and team workloads according to strict deadlines

=         Must be AAT qualified (minimum); IRPM (Associate or Member Level) qualification desirable

=         Must have intermediate Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel; knowledge of Qube desirable

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more.