VistaJet

Finance Operations Manager

Requisition ID
2017-1173
London

Job Profile

VistaJet, the first and only global aviation company, is looking for a Finance Operations Manager to join the team in Mayfair, London. 

 

You will assume overall responsibility for the following Group functions:

  • Billing: responsible for issuing of correct invoices and statements for all Flight Schedule Programme customers in line with contracted rates and conditions on a timely basis and liaising with clients on billing related issues.
  • Accounts Receivable: responsible for following up the collection of amounts receivable from customers; sending payment requests; analysing balances due; escalating issues relating to potential bad debts; following up on action taken by other departments on disputed balances and litigation; and ensuring that amounts received are adequately recorded in the accounting records of the company.

With a relatively new team of approximately 15, you will have great scope and opportunity to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of VistaJet and its several legal entities.

Your Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the adequacy of resources in place to effectively carry out the above activities through effective recruitment, development, engagement and retention of employees within the respective teams in consultation with the Group Finance Director;
  • Overseeing the allocation of tasks to resources to resources as necessary to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the team;
  • Organising adequate on-call resources to service urgent client requests out of office hours;
  • Monitoring the performance of the team and its individual members and taking corrective action where necessary to ensure effective delivery of the team’s overall objectives;
  • Managing the overall cost of the respective teams including salary costs; travel expenditure; staff welfare; etc. within an allocated budget to be agreed from time to time with the Group Finance Director;
  • Ensuring that the knowledge and experience required to carry out the respective functions is adequately represented across the team to minimise dependency on individual team members and ensure continuity in the performance of the designated activities;
  • Acting as the go-to person for all the team members on relevant matters relating to billing; accounts receivable; accounts payable and credit card expenses by developing own knowledge of company’s business model, systems, policies and procedures, rules and relevant regulations;
  • Constantly reviewing business processes and suggesting improvements where necessary to continuously strive for improved efficiency throughout the organisation;
  • Preparing reports on matters relevant to the respective functions as may be required from time to time by the Group Finance Director or members of the Executive Committee;
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction in all aspects of the respective functions that impact the Group’s customers.

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Fully qualified Accountant (e.g. ACA/CIMA) with at least 5 years’ commercial experience;
  • Experience of producing consolidated management accounts;
  • Commercially minded;
  • Skilled people manager;
  • Advanced Excel/modelling skills;
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to provide commercially focused analysis and commentary;
  • Enjoys working in a highly pressured, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment;
  • Willing and able to ‘muck in’ as required by a growing business;
  • Prior experience with SAP accounting software.

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