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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 have completed a degree in a numerical subject. 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. 

A training plan may also be available which would incorporate some study leave and dedicated accountancy training components at a professional training institution.

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 BA and TA 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 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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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 Services Adviser
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Job purpose

This role forms part of the day to day team function to ensure timely and accurate payment and administration of all new loan products. This includes direct liaison with the introducers and customers where necessary, whilst ensuring exceptionally high levels accuracy at all times. The role holder is required to also support new and existing relationships with retailers and brokers by answering all inbound calls and admin requests in relation to dealer maintenance and enquiries. This role requires the individual to offer the best response / support to all the teams customers externally and internally.



Dimensions 

The key aspects of the role:


  • Be a point of reference, knowledge and support for our customers.
  • Being responsive to change for new processes and working alongside internal teams to aid a quick, efficient and a company compliant outcome for Blue.
  • Ensure company policies are adhered to and followed.
  • Working review of departmental procedures in line with policies with the ability to suggest review/change where identified.
  • Engage and interact openly in monthly team meetings to overview departments projects / SLA’s and performance indicators and support the TL.
  • Respond to telephone and administrative queries in a professional and respectable manner and maintain customer account records by recording/ update or deleting information as required.
  • Liaising closely with other departments as necessary.
  • Adhering to company policies and procedures and maintaining updated documentation.
  • To keep up to date with the company’s products and policies.
  • To present the company professionally and confidentially at all times.
  • To pay due care and attention to your own and others’ health and safety at all times.
  • Ensure all client communication is responded to within the set Key performance indicators.


Qualifications

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

Experience

  • Experience of working in a team in an office environment
  • 1-2 years previous financial services experience preferably in a customer finance 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 9-6 Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays (day in lieu earnt for working them)

Scope of Role

  • Report directly to Team Leader, 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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Sales Adviser - Financial Services
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Digital Sales Adviser 


Job Purpose

This is a multi-functional telesales role selling vehicle loans direct to consumers and helping them find the right car to fit the loan. You will be responsible agreeing budgets to suit the customer, locating new vehicles through our current dealer network and managing the process through to the customer driving away a car. Working as part of a fast paced, dynamic team, the adviser must ensure that processes and procedures are followed whilst ensuring the daily workload is completed to the highest levels of accuracy.

Salary is £22,000 to £25,000 basic salary with an achievable £30,000 + OTE 

 

Dimensions

  • Follow up on warm finance application leads generated by our current partners.
  • Understand the needs of individual customers and balance the desire to buy the perfect car with realistic affordability.
  • Work towards sales targets to achieve personal and team targets.
  • Work closely with multiple departments to speak with existing customers approaching Blue regarding new finance agreements.
  • Help potential customers find new vehicles to purchase and assist them through the sales process.
  • Manage dealer expectations throughout the sales process being aware of relationships with the external sales team.
  • Assist the team leader in developing process by providing feedback


Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Essential  customer focused telephone experience, preferably from a sales environment.
  • A  good knowledge of car brands, makes and models is very helpful to be successful in role. 
  • Good  educational background with proficiency demonstrable in maths and English
  • Excellent  verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience  of working within a team in an office environment
  • Computer  Literate, including MS office products and email
  • Awareness  of current FCA regulations, there will be a requirement to study and pass the SAF (Specialist Automotive Finance) test.
  • Ability  to understand and comply with documented processes, policies and procedures.


Additional information

  •       Perm / 37.5 hours a week (8.5 hours per day inc. 1 unpaid hour for lunch = 7.5 hours a day)
  •       Current shift pattern of 9 – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, with a late shift of 10.30 till 7pm and 9-5pm Saturdays. Potential for rota shift work based on 8-8 weekdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays (day in lieu earnt for working them) based on regional requirements.
  •       Able to reliably commute to office as this is an office based role. 

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Software Developer
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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. 

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     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

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     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.

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     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.