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Leadership (SCS2)

Civil Service Grades
All Finance Director roles Finance Business Partnering Technical & Operational Finance Strategic Finance
Typical Role Responsibilities

All Finance Directors are expected to lead and develop a respected and collaborative professional team, which commands credibility at all levels and promotes a culture of finance-based decision making and value for money across the organisation.

They must ensure that their Department adheres to the principles of Managing Public Money and that the Accounting Officer's position is considered in all relevant decisions.

They are an integral part of the senior executive/leadership team within the organisation and will be a part of the Government Finance Function senior leadership network, leading, promoting and supporting the development of the GFF.

Directors of Finance Business Partnering develop and maintain strong, collaborative and influential relationships with budget holders, both across the business and with wider senior stakeholders.

They set the correct financial tone at the top of the operation and ensure finance is at the heart of all key decision making through oversight, support and challenge focussing on protecting, driving and adding value. They will be present and active in key decision-making boards.

They are responsible for delivering a high-quality business partnering service throughout the organisation at all levels, combining robust information and analysis to provide insight and constructive challenge, to effectively support strategic innovation and sound business decisions across their Department.

Directors of Technical and Operational Finance provide strong leadership for financial management and control for their Department with a relentless focus on maximising efficiency of delivery.

They lead on ensuring that there is appropriate and effective control over the Department's money, overseeing transactions and management accounting functions.

They are responsible for Departmental compliance with technical accounting and Government standards and producing the Annual Report and Accounts.

They provide financial support to project and programmes and challenge the Department to run more efficiently and effectively.

They also manage relationships with the Department's Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee.

Strategic Finance Directors provide strong leadership for financial management, planning and partnering across the Department with a relentless focus on maximising the efficiency of delivery.

They lead on financial planning and strategy for their Department, ensuring appropriate and robust forecasts are established and agreed to enable effective delivery and seeking efficiencies where appropriate.

They lead work on Fiscal Events and lead and manage the relationship with HM Treasury.

They lead on financial reporting to the Departmental Executive Committee and Board providing analysis and insight on key issues. They typically provide overarching financial advice to Ministers on handling HMT commissions.

Entry Route

From Inside Finance

This role may be suitable for individuals at SCS1 or SCS2 with strong relationship building, numeracy and analytical skills and strategic thinking

From outside Finance

This role is not suitable for non-finance professionals

From Inside Finance

This role may be suitable for individuals at SCS1 or SCS2 with strong relationship building, numeracy and analytical skills and strategic thinking

From Outside Finance

This role is not suitable for non-finance professionals

From Inside Finance

This role may be suitable for individuals at SCS1 or SCS2 with strong relationship building, numeracy and analytical skills and strategic thinking

From outside Finance

This role is not suitable for non-finance professionals

From Inside Finance

This role may be suitable for individuals at SCS1 or SCS2 with strong relationship building, numeracy and analytical skills and strategic thinking.

From outside Finance

This role is not suitable for non-finance professionals.

Typical qualifications & professional memberships

Essential:

  • Qualified with CCAB,CIMA or equivalent with a substantial track record of success in a senior finance leadership role in a fast-moving finance area in a highly complex, customer focused organisation. This should include a highly effective track record of interpreting financial information to help shape and influence organisational strategy.

Essential:

  • Qualified with CCAB,CIMA or equivalent with a substantial track record of success in a senior finance leadership role in a fast-moving finance area in a highly complex, customer focused organisation. This should include a highly effective track record of interpreting financial information to help shape and influence organisational strategy.

Essential:

  • Qualified with CCAB,CIMA or equivalent with a substantial track record of success in a senior finance leadership role in a fast-moving finance area in a highly complex, customer focused organisation. This should include a highly effective track record of interpreting financial information to help shape and influence organisational strategy.

Essential:

  • Qualified with CCAB, CIMA or equivalent with a substantial track record of success in a senior finance leadership role in a fast-moving finance area in a highly complex, customer focused organisation. This should include a highly effective track record of interpreting financial information to help shape and influence organisational strategy.