Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newport
Salary: £55000 - £58000 per annum + amazing benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 14097376/001_1590673040
Contact Name: Ross Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 28, 2020 14:37

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for a fully qualified Accountant to move into a unique role within Central Government based in Newport.

The role is very commercial so will suit candidates with commercial, Accountancy Practice, Not for Profit or Public Sector experience

Client Details

My client is a large Public Sector organisation based in Newport, commutable from Cardiff and Bristol with ease.

As part of the divisions strategy in engaging commercial businesses, this role of Head of Finance has been created on an initial 2 year FTC.


This is a unique opportunity for a fully qualified accountant to put their stamp on this newly created role.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Head of Finance is initially a stand alone role bringing a mix of analytical and external stakeholder engagement to meet the strategy of the division.

Initially you will be reviewing the offering currently provided to external stakeholders and then developing a strategy to take the organisation forward.

The role will involve influencing external commercial businesses in the way they lend money to other businesses and using the statistiacal information gathered from economists and from the external companies come up with a better way of recognising "assets" in businesses.

This is not a "typical" month end or financial reporting role. This is a role that will suit a commerciall savvy qualified Accountant who can hold meetings with CEO's, CFO's, Analysts and key decision makers in a business.


You will be a fully qualified Accountant and hold ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA.

You will have excellent stakeholder engagement skills and be able to hold meetings and influence some of the key business and decision makers in the UK.

You will have excellent analytical skills.

You will be happy to commute across the UK where required.

Job Offer

Initially this role is being offered on a 2 year FTC

Salary in the range of £54,000 - £58,000

25 days annual leave

flexible working

Access to the career average pension paying 27.9% annually

Free on-site parking