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Senior Finance Officer/Manager

Location : Carmarthen
Type : Permanent
Salary : £40k - £45k

Rare opportunity to join this large organisation in a finance manager role. We are looking for a qualified accountant with proven team management skills.


  • To lead the delivery of the Sales Invoicing, Cash Receipting and Debtor Collection functions.
  • To manage effectively an income team, currently comprising 5 reports, to ensure coordination, communication and control across the team.
  • To ensure timely invoicing and collection of all income due with an emphasis on maximising cashflows while providing a customer supportive process.
  • To monitor actual income generation against budget during the year and investigate and report significant variances.
  • To establish appropriate key performance measures for the income function and measure and report actual performance against these.
  • To review existing income/debt processing systems for efficiency and effectiveness and to suggest and implement agreed improvements to these.
  • Liaise with all appropriate stakeholders


  • Lead and motivate the income team/function.
  • Ensure commercial sales invoices are raised in a timely manner and liaise with budget holders to help achieve this.
  • Ensure all project income is received in a timely manner and liaise with project teams to help achieve this.
  • Ensure invoices raised in a timely manner.
  • Ensure reconciliation between the debtor and finance system.
  • Regularly review systems and processes to ensure invoicing remains effective and efficient.
  • Develop invoicing and collection processes that are appropriate to the new business models being developed.
  • Ensure cash receipts are posted onto the ledgers by target dates.
  • Ensure cash collection systems remain effective and efficient.
  • Ensure both fee and commercial debt is monitored and managed effectively.
  • Ensure debt is collected in a timely manner.
  • Ensure debt levels are kept under tight control and in line with performance targets.
  • Ensure there is an effective and efficient debt collection process in place.
  • Review and develop debt recovery methods and agencies.
  • Ensure appropriate systems are in place to calculate fee shares and commissions payable to third parties and that such amounts are calculated on a regular basis.
  • Ensure the income/debt team is customer focused.
  • Set performance targets for the team/function.
  • Input to the budget setting process for income and thereafter monitor actual performance against budgets for multiple income lines.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the grade, as required from time to time by the Executive Head of Finance.


  • Discharge all relevant Health and Safety responsibilities.
  • Adhere to all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Adaptable to change and have an ability to acquire new and relevant skills and knowledge by taking appropriate responsibility for own personal and professional development.

Position of : Senior Finance Officer/Manager, Carmarthen

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