G6 Head of Financial Accounts

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 29/07/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £59,453 - £69,418 per annum*


This high profile role in the Financial Accounts team will play an important role in embedding high quality financial accounts and processes in the Department.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead on the production of financial statements including notes to the accounts, commissioning and collating information required for the accounts.
  • Managing 3 x G7 and associated support staff in the Financial Accounting section, the Estimates and Reporting section and the Business Support Centre of Excellence.
  • Lead on the relationship with the National Audit Office, ensuring a good working relationship, excellent communications and delivery of on-time and accurate financial and other information.
  • Play an important role in the leadership of the Finance Function across DIT, helping build and develop financial capability and professionalism both inside the function and across DIT.
  • Senior stakeholder engagement to ensure that any advice is based on solid financial evidence, has been reviewed at the appropriate level and that any issues are raised in a timely and appropriate manner and supporting the Financial Controller as a trusted advisor for Finance matters in DIT.
  • Play a key role in developing and assessing business cases and investment decisions, ensuring the financial accounting and budgeting implications are clearly understood.
  • Working alongside Finance colleagues in the department to ensure that best practice is implemented across the unit and ensuring that all known technical accounting issues are dealt with in a timely and planned manner.
  • Lead on the Main and Supplementary Estimates process ensuring on-time and accurate delivery to ensure that DIT has sufficient resources to live within its Control Totals.
  • Oversee the work of the Business Support Centre of Excellence delivering high quality transactional support, helping to develop good financial processes and ensuring good financial control and reporting.

Required Experience


  • Experience of producing financial accounts.
  • Experience of using accounting model for the production of accounts.


  • Experience of leading and developing a team of people.
  • Experience of working with the Oracle financial system.
  • Strong accounting standard technical knowledge.
  • Demonstrate significant experience of government accounting regulations ie IFRS, FReM and Managing Public Money.

Required Technical skills / qualifications

  • A CCAB, CIMA or equivalent qualification is essential.

For more information on this position and other positions with DIT we are recruiting, please visit our dedicated microsite – https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/dit2019 or get in touch with Tim Salmon – DIT2019@allenlane.co.uk / 02030319634

*plus £1000 accountancy allowance

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