24 Nov, 2023

Vacancy: Finance and Governance Lead

Join Scotland’s leading experts in risk assessment and risk management, working to keep the public safe from the risk of serious harm.

The Role

As a Finance and Governance Lead with the RMA, you’ll have lead responsibility for the effective performance of financial and corporate governance processes. You’ll be making sure that the Risk Management Authority (RMA) is compliant with financial regulations, public body legislation and systems of good governance. In this role you’ll be supporting business planning activities and reporting on the performance of these activities, you’ll also lead the development and maintenance of relevant control systems.

To apply for this role, you should be qualified to a degree level in Business, Accounting or a relevant business field. You should have a knowledge of financial statutory processes, corporate governance and freedom of information and GDPR processes. Experience in producing budgets, forecasts and monthly and statutory accounts essential. Full details are in the Application Pack.

The Organisation

The RMA a non-departmental public body, established in 2006. A small team of less than 30, we aim to support our colleagues in as many ways as we can, embracing our values of learning, integrity, fairness and excellence.

We’re currently working on a hybrid basis to allow for a better work/life balance, and we offer a flexible working policy and provide flexi time for all staff. As part of the Scottish Government, we’re pleased to be able to offer a wide range of benefits including 27 days’ annual leave plus 11 ½ public/privilege holidays you use flexibly at a time that suits you. We’re pleased to be able to offer our staff an excellent civil service pension provision. We also provide an Employee Assistance Service (EAS) where you can get expert guidance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whether you’re experiencing issues at work or at home.

Plus, right now colleagues can take advantage of a weekly Wellbeing Hour, a paid hour per week to do something to support your mental or physical wellbeing. This will continue through to 2024, where it’ll be replaced by a shorter working week. We’re working towards reducing the working week from 37 to 35 hours, with no reduction in pay.

We really value the experience and expertise of our team. Supporting your professional development is a priority for us, and we’re proud to provide a generous CPD offering.

Application Information

The application pack is available from our website, below. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by contacting our office on 0141 278 4478 or via e-mail to recruitment@rma.gov.scot.

If you’d like a confidential chat about the position or any process queries, you can contact our Director of Corporate Services, Paul (paul.keoghan@rma.gov.scot).

Key Dates

Closing date for applications: midnight, 17 December 2023
Interview dates from: week commencing 8 January 2024

All applications must be submitted to us by e-mail to recruitment@rma.gov.scot, we don’t accept applications from agencies.

Application Pack

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