Chief Financial Officer – Leading Regulatory Body 

Gambling Commission
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£90,000 - £110,000 DOE
01 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
Accounting, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

Chief Financial Officer – Leading Regulatory Body 
Birmingham, West Midlands 
£90,000 - £110,000 DOE Plus 26 Days’ Holiday, Option To Buy Up To Five Days’ Extra Annual Leave, Flexible Working, Civil Service Pension, Additional Benefits Package 

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly and we work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible. 

An exceptional opportunity has now arisen for a high calibre accounting professional to join us as our Chief Financial Officer and ensure we have first-class financial planning and control processes in place. This role is a member of our Executive Team and as a member of that team, you will support the delivery of the Corporate Strategy and deliver joined up solutions to make the Gambling Commission a great place to work.

Joining us means joining a dynamic, high profile sector and being at the cutting edge of regulation, where the work you do has a real impact on people’s lives. It also means joining an organisation that is inclusive, that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that. 

There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to millions of consumers for an entire industry, the thousands of people who work in the UK gaming/gambling industry, and the future of the gambling industry as a whole. The Gambling Commission’s people are integral to our success as an organisation, working with the industry and other key partners to ensure the Gambling Commission is setting the standard for regulation.

As our Chief Financial Officer, you will ensure the financial health of the Gambling Commission, taking responsibility for our financial planning, management and governance. In order to be successful in this role, it is essential that you have had experience in either a government department or an ALB.

In this important role, you will lead the development our long-term financial plan, aligned to strategic objectives and will ensure effective procurement and supplier management, delivering cost-effective services.

Additionally, you will: 

  • Recruit, develop and coach your team, supporting them to achieve their goals 
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement  
  • Ensure the effective development of audit and financial risk management 
  • Advise Managers on financial matters 
  • Act as a visible member of our Executive Team and support the delivery of our corporate strategy  

To be considered, it is essential that you have the following skills and experience: 

  • To be a qualified, senior accounting professional with a wide breadth of public sector experience 
  • Experience of developing finance plans, strategies and polices, as well as public sector procurement 
  • Previous experience of acting as an advisor to senior teams, ensuring compliance with accounting and financial reporting requirements 
  • Experience of working with internal and external auditors to ensure excellent accounting and reporting standards are maintained 
  • Team leadership experience, including coaching, development and performance management 
  • A track record of working as part of a wider leadership team to deliver organisational goals and objectives 

Resilient and decisive, as the Chief Financial Officer, you will have strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to present information to a range of audiences. 

The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be notified and informed of next stages on the week commencing the 5th August 2019. 

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Additional Keywords: Chief Financial Officer, CFO, Director of Finance, Finance Director, Head of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Accounts, Accounting, Finance, Financial.

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