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Head of Finance - Citizens Advice Scotland

Job Details

Job title
Head of Finance
Closing date
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Hours per week
Type of contract
circa £42,000 - £48,000 (commensurate with experience)

More about the job

About the job

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), our 61 member Citizen Advice Bureaux (CAB), the Citizen Advice consumer service, and the Extra Help Unit, form Scotland’s largest independent advice network. Advice provided by our service is free, independent, confidential, impartial and available to everyone. We are champions for both citizens and consumers and in 2015/16 the Citizens Advice Service in Scotland helped over 310,000 clients in Scotland deal with over one million issues overall.

We are currently recruiting for the post of Head of Finance.

This key post is part of the Senior Management Team, and will be responsible for the preparation of an annual organisational budget of around £15 million.

You will lead and support the Finance department in the maintenance and development of systematic and effective processes for financial control and review and take overall responsibility in the production and development of management/financial accounting and reporting across the organisation.

The successful candidate will be a Qualified Accountant (CCAB/CIMA), preferably with Chartered status.  A working knowledge of the charity sector, and Scottish charity accounting under the OSCR regulatory framework would be desirable.

We offer excellent terms and conditions of employment including 30 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, flexitime and a pension scheme.

For more information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification which can be downloaded using the links below.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, along with your current CV to: 

In addition, please refer to the Job Description which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, and provide a written statement that addresses how you meet the requirements of the role as detailed in the job specification. In the written statement, please provide examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements. 

CLOSING DATE: 11:59PM on Wednesday  22 February 2017.

About the employer

Citizens Advice Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland (Scottish Charity Number SC016637).