Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


Professional qualification: ACA, CIMA, CIPFA or ACCA



  • Relevant financial experience.
  • A proven success in corporate management and participation in the formulation of corporate objectives, policies and strategies.
  • Experience of business planning and the ability to prepare a comprehensive forward financial plan together with sensitivity tests.
  • Detailed experience of the whole process of budgetary control, including the effective development of achievable budgets. Monitor actual results against budgets in the year with a view to identifying problems at an early stage and to develop solutions and better informed budgeting in the future.
  • A proven track record in management.

Competencies: Skills, abilities, behaviours and work-related personal qualities


Job-related skills and knowledge

  • Skilled at negotiation and ability to apply different techniques to varying situations.
  • Knowledge of treasury management techniques matched by experience in raising private finance. A comprehensive understanding of loan covenants and the factors which influence funders. Knowledge of funding sources and the ability to network effectively with potential funders.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of financial modelling. The ability to create straightforward models which facilitate the analysis of current and projected activities and demonstrate their short, medium and long-term viability and impact on the Group.

Interpersonal skills

  • A team worker, with an ability to collaborate effectively in decision making and implementation, adding value to the corporate management of the
  • Demonstrate high quality customer care to colleagues in the provision of finance and treasury services.
  • Ability to identify the role of finance in the wider objectives of the organisation and to create and define appropriate financial strategies and policies which facilitate their delivery.

Personal attributes

  • Highly developed communication, presentational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to contribute to the corporate management of the organisation, contributing to issues and decisions affecting the whole organisation.

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