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Financial Controller

Vehicle Certification Agency
Bristol (GB)
£56,118 - £63,982
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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Public sector and government, Other
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
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About the job

Are you skilled in financial management, budgeting and reporting?
Have you got a background in financial leadership roles and heading teams that deliver robust financial management processes?
Can you effectively assimilate yourself into a team and forge strong relationships with Board members, colleagues, stakeholders and auditors?
Do you thrive in a fast paced and diverse setting, where no day is the same and your ability to perform is supported with learning and development opportunities?
If your answers are yes, and you are seeking a new venture where you will play a central role in our continued success in the automotive industry; look no further.

About Us

Our work is focused on improving vehicle safety and environmental protection by providing robust testing and certification to national and internationally recognised standards. We are a part of the Department of Transport as the designated UK Vehicle Type Approval Authority. With more than 40 years’ experience, we have become one of the largest and well-respected approval bodies around. This position has been built on a reputation for technical expertise and quality, which is at the heart of everything we do, and what you could be a part of.  

Here's Farooq to give more information about our finance team, the role and the type of person we’re looking for. You can also check out our Finance and Resource candidate pack for more information about us, what we can offer you and why we’re a great place to work.

Job description

As a core part of our Finance team, and the Finance and Resource directorate; your expertise and knowledge will play an essential role in our day-to-day work.

A flexible, varied role with a real opportunity to drive and develop culture and processes. Reporting to our Chief Finance and Resource Officer, and a member of our senior team, you will lead on compliance and sound financial governance.

As an experienced accountant with comprehensive knowledge of management accounting, your brief will encompass giving guidance and direction on a wide variety of financial affairs. A harmonious approach to working with internal and external agencies will help you to liaise with auditors, deliver presentations on financial and commercial matters and deputise for the Chief Financial and Resource Officer when you are required.

You will have the opportunity to take an influencing role in managing the finance team, demonstrating your capability and wisdom to support and coach colleagues.

In addition to a Civil Service pension, flexible working arrangements, a generous annual leave allowance, family friendly policies and more; you will also benefit from a support network of colleagues, where you will be encouraged to continue training and development opportunities.


The Vehicle Certification Agency is an executive agency of the United Kingdom Department for Transport, and is the UK's type approval authority

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