Head of Finance

Edinburgh Permanent £56,024 - £69,660 per year
  • Excellent Benefits & Culture
  • Clear Progression Pathway

About Our Client

Registers of Scotland (RoS) is at a critical and exciting point in our transformation into a digital and information business. RoS manages 21 land, property and other legal registers which are a critical asset for the Scottish economy. We aim to provide the best public service for Scotland and are on a mission to make some of the oldest public land registers in the world into some of the most modern. We are committed to providing the best service to our customers through the creation of award-winning digital services, supported by the latest in cloud and AI technology.

Job Description

  • Responsible for leading the finance business partnering, modelling and analysis and financial management (transactions and credit control) teams.
  • Responsible for the provision of monthly financial performance reporting and management account information from the finance team.
  • Responsible for delivering the financial and FTE future budget requirements data for use in the 1 year and 5-year corporate plan.
  • Provides advice and guidance to business areas on the financial, accounting and budget scoring impacts of current and planned business initiatives and activities, across both statutory and non-statutory functions.
  • Ensure robust financial controls are in place and comply with all relevant accounting standards, tax and legislation.
  • Assist RoS to develop and renew the long-term financial strategy.
  • Support the CFO and Accountable Officer in their responsibilities, including ensuring the finances of RoS are continually managed in an economical, efficient and effective manner.
  • Governance boards and project boards attendance.
  • Delegation for CFO as required.
  • Responsible for leading the financial accounting and finance systems teams (including staff management and training).
  • Responsible for the planning, preparing and delivery of interim and year end audits and accounts.
  • Audit and Risk Committee attendance.
  • Internal Fraud prevention oversight.
  • National Fraud Initiative oversight.
  • Cash management.
  • Responsible for developing and delivering the financial systems strategy and system replacement/upgrade plan.

The Successful Applicant

  • Financially astute - CCAB qualified (or UK equivalent for example CIMA) with up-to-date CPD, strong technical accountancy and financial management skills and preferably knowledge of public sector budgeting and accounting frameworks.
  • Considerable experience in cross organisation budget setting and management along with evidence of delivering cost saving initiatives and value for money.
  • Leadership Competencies include; Changing & Improving, Analysis & effective decision making, leading & communicating, Collaborating & partnering, Delivering value for money, Demonstrating commitment & drive.

What's on Offer

  • Agile & Hybrid working
  • Pension contribution up to 27%
  • Annual leave entitlement of 30 days + 12 days public holidays
  • Health, dental & retirement plans
  • Enhanced reward & benefits packages
Craig Sinclair
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Phone number
+44 131 243 0374

Job summary

Job function
Financial Director / CFO
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Craig Sinclair
Consultant phone
+44 131 243 0374
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