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Data Entry Payouts Administrator

Responsible to: Pay-outs Supervisor
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

The Role

As part of Henry Howard Finance Group’s Operations team this contract set up and payment role is in a fast paced, target driven environment where accuracy, speed and the achievement of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are key.

Responsibilities:

  • Processing finance proposals, with responsibility for checking contractual documentation and ensuring the key functional sign offs have been obtained for new contracts before release of funds
  • Manage in-bound calls and e-mails within agreed service levels
  • Telephone customers to carry out equipment delivery checks
  • Maintain accurate records on our electronic systems and scan and file documents accordingly
  • Send Welcome Packs to customers per deadlines in place and adhere to our security standards
  • Work collaboratively with team mates and other departments to ensure the best possible service, within agreed SLAs
  • Follow all Group processes, procedures and regulatory requirements e.g. Data Protection, always ensuring compliance
  • Build and maintain a strong knowledge of core leasing products and ancillary services in equipment leasing

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • GCSE English at Maths (Grade A-C)
  • Background in general administrative duties
  • High attention to detail with ability to input data accurately
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and with ability to use various software applications
  • Excellent communication skill with ability to liaise effectively with other team members, departments and customers
  • Works as part of a team, demonstrating co-operation and flexibility
  • Experience with checking documentation – adhering to policies, procedures, legal contracts
  • Thinks clearly and decisively, resolving a range of queries, liaising with appropriate departments as necessary
  • Consistently meets deadlines and customer SLAs
  • Experience in a regulated Financial Services environment is preferred but not essential as full training will be given
  • Team and culture fit is essential

To apply for this vacancy please forward your CV and covering letter to manderson@hhf.uk.com


Head of Credit

Responsible to: Chief Operating Officer

The Role

To lead the Credit team within a rapidly-growing, entrepreneurial business, ensuring delivery against the specific corporate objectives of HHF Group and to ensure that first class Risk Management techniques are applied across the group.

Responsibilities:

  • Ownership and responsibility for lease portfolio risk management within the business with focus on credit risks and operational risks
  • In relation to the lease portfolio and asset origination:
    • To own the HHF Credit Policy ensuring that it appropriately serves the strategy of the business and effectively manages its risks
    • To ensure that efficient processes and adequate levels of resource are in place to turnaround credit proposals accurately and within agreed service standards
    • To ensure that all underwriting and credit scoring models are robust and regularly reviewed and achieve underwriting performance targets
    • Completion of Annual Credit Reviews on existing introducer sources
    • To own and lead the company’s drive towards a first-class data quality environment, working closely with the IT team
  • Having held and used a personal credit discretion of at least £100,000, you will exercise a delegated credit discretion and demonstrate the ability to recommend those where a higher credit authority is required. In this role, you will also:
    • Research, prepare and confidently assess credit applications through structured credit analysis
    • In assessing credit applications, you will demonstrate a strong understanding of the data provided, and as a confident communicator, you will be comfortable in conveying decisions to Introducers verbally and in written format
    • You will also liaise with various stakeholders in the business, introducer sources and where necessary directly with customers
  • Ensure that the company complies with all internal and external legislation relating to the processing and acceptance of credit applications.
  • Make an effective contribution to the successful running of the business through strategic input to the Board, management and all other meetings
  • To provide excellent customer service to all internal and external customers
  • To manage all direct reports in line with group HR policies

 

Key result areas:

  • To ensure that credit proposals are turned around within agreed service standards
  • To ensure that the company’s automated underwriting objectives are achieved
  • To ensure that the company’s arrears targets are achieved
  • To ensure that the company complies with all internal policy and external legislation
  • To ensure that risk to the lease portfolio is always monitored from front end credit and underwriting to portfolio analysis

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Educated to at least A-level standard
  • At least 5 years proven experience of underwriting transactions in a vendor or direct asset finance lending environment and having held a personal lending mandate
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a senior management Risk position managing a team of underwriters
  • A detailed knowledge of the asset finance industry
  • A detailed knowledge of balance sheet analysis and interpretation
  • An advanced understanding of the risks associated with asset finance lending
  • An advanced knowledge of asset finance products
  • A detailed understanding of banking and asset finance laws including Data Protection, Anti Money Laundering, Consumer Credit Act, Companies Acts and related legislation
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced credit environment with significant exposure to leasing and asset finance
  • A thorough understanding of the UK equipment leasing market and participants
  • Experience of discussing accounting information on a face to face basis with customers to obtain additional information
  • Proven ability to interpret financial statements and produce a clear written analysis including understanding a customer’s cash flow
  • Excellent analytical and numeracy skills
  • A hard-working attitude, you will work well under pressure and provide timely and accurate solutions to business opportunities and challenges
  • You will always display commerciality and have strong analytical, organisational, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and can effectively tailor communications to a diverse range of business and customer stakeholder groups
  • An enthusiastic team player, with a flexible work approach and desire to succeed

To apply for this vacancy please forward your CV and covering letter to manderson@hhf.uk.com


Head of Development

We’re looking for an experienced Lead PHP Developer to come and play a major part in HHF’s growth plans. Our company is on the rise, having experienced 80% in the growth last year. You will be working on the company’s award winning cutting edge platform, delivering solutions to help the company move forward.

The Role

HHF is very technologically driven, with a substantial volume of business originating via the HowApp web service that automates customer interaction via published web services, driven by both industry-leading SaaS products and HHF’s own in-house developed SaaS core business platform called HowApp, based on a LAMP stack hosted on Amazon AWS. Within this technology stack sits a variety of core business and ancillary databases and external data sources.

The Head of Development will be fully responsible for the delivery of the technical /functional specification, programming standards and technology specification, project management (including overseeing the prioritisation of the Agile sprints, burndown progress, cost control, source repository, documentation, etc.), functional/QA/performance testing processes and environment, internal and external deployment, hosting readiness, and keeping key stakeholders involved at every stage to ensure transparency throughout the prioritisation and delivery processes.

The Head of Development role will be very hands on initially, primarily focused on learning existing code and developing new features.  Over the medium term, the ability to build an internal development team will be crucial.

Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and deliver a complex digital product, working with multiple teams of users, clients and internal development team.
  2. Work collaboratively with teams to help define project scope and ongoing delivery of the product
  3. Provide constructive feedback, challenge unrealistic expectations and negotiate mutually positive and achievable solutions with clients
  4. Develop strong working relationships with the project teams and users
  5. Maintain good awareness of the different types of available and emerging media, particularly online, taking into account the constraints and opportunities presented by each.

 

Required skills and experience:

  • Solid development experience including:
    • Excellent knowledge of coding: PHP (+some Perl or Objective-C a plus). A good understanding of basic design patterns. An understanding of either Perl or Objective C.
    • Excellent knowledge of MySQL (+some Cassandra or SQLite). Our in-house framework largely handles SQL programmatically. You should understand the principles of building and optimising MySQL databases and be comfortable working on the MySQL command line.
    • Good knowledge of Apache (+some lighttpd and background knowledge). We’re looking for someone who has a clear understanding of the anatomy of a HTTP request from server and client side. An understanding of the workings of apache – configuration and optimisation – or some understanding of alternative web servers such as lighttd would be a plus.
    • Good understanding of Linux and version control. You should have an understanding of Linux and a working knowledge of version control, preferably GIT. Any knowledge of the Linux command line is a definite advantage as is an understanding of rsync, bash, smb etc.
    • Laravel
    • RestFul API, XML & JSON
    • Continuous integration
    • Test driven development
  • DevOps
  • Test automation
  • GitHub/BitBucket
  • JIRA
  • Deployment experience
  • Extensive experience of various software delivery lifecycle methodologies i.e. Kanban / Scrum.
  • A deep understanding of the full software development lifecycle including waterfall / agile delivery methodologies
  • An in-depth understanding of the technologies, processes and architecture required for delivering high quality insightful solutions to a fast moving organisation
  • A proven track record leading technical delivery teams
  • Minimum 5 years in a digital development environment
  • Experience leading development teams
  • Excellent understanding of modern web technologies with a sound knowledge of web and related technologies as well as other digital channels.
  • Able to confidently communicate with key stakeholders independently.

To apply for this vacancy please forward your CV and covering letter to manderson@hhf.uk.com