Head of Finance & Commercial Services

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 23/07/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £53,339 per annum*


Job purpose 

The Head of Finance & Commercial Services is responsible for leading both the Finance & Commercial Services teams. The role works closely with the Director of Finance, together with the wider Finance & Quality Directorate, and line manages both the Finance Manager and Major Events & Commercial Services Manager.

Person specification 


  • A highly organised, personable, and approachable individual with a can-do attitude, who copes well under deadline pressure
  • Relevant professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA)
  • Demonstrable experience of working at Head of Finance level or similar in a  small to medium sized organisation
  • Demonstrable people management experience including development and motivation of team
  • Production of management and statutory accounts
  • Experience of providing financial information to non-financial managers
  • A technically strong accountant, with the ability to see the bigger picture and how this translates to day to day operational activity
  • Proven experience of building excellent working relationships with non-financial members at all levels of the organisation


  • Ability to prioritise own workload in order to meet set deadlines
  • Provide a customer service approach to the Finance & Quality Directorate, and wider internal and external customers, with a flexible attitude
  • Effectively manage time and resources
  • Strong team player, with a hands on attitude to support other team members as required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and advanced Excel skills

Staff Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and accrue one days annual leave for every year of service, up to 30 days
  • Two days paid Sports Leave and one day paid Volunteer Leave per annual leave year
  • Christmas closure, between Christmas and New Year (not deducted from your holiday allowance)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
  • Flexible Start and Finish times (start between 08:00 – 10:00 finish between 16:15 – 18:15)
  • One working from home day per week after successful completion of probationary period
  • Eye care Vouchers
  • Government Pension Scheme (LPGS) with four per cent pension allowance on top of your basic salary

For more information about this role please get in touch with Tim Salmon – 02030319634 / Timsalmon@allenlane.co.uk

*plus excellent benefits

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