Michael PageRMA






Finance and Governance Lead
£50,000 to £55,121


  • Opportunity to join a value driven organisation with positive social impact
  • Operating as part of a Key Leadership Team reporting to CEO/Board Level  

About Our Client

Michael Page is delighted to be partnered with RMA, the national centre of expertise in risk assessment and risk management in Scotland. RMA contributes to creating a modern, effective, and evidence-based justice system that is fit-for-purpose. RMA are uniquely placed to provide advice, support and guidance to justice partners across Scotland. The RMA is a non-departmental public body, established in 2006. A small team of less than 30, people are the heart of the services delivered by RMA, with the work firmly rooted in human rights.

This is an opportunity to join a diverse and supportive team from a mix of backgrounds including law, social work, psychology, academia, and corporate services. All colleagues are committed to make a positive difference through the services they deliver which make Scotland safer.  

Job Description

Working as part of the leadership team within the business support department, the Finance and Governance Lead will provide strategic and operational Finance and Corporate Governance input to support the RMA's Corporate and Business Plans. The Finance and Governance Lead will take a proactive approach in leading change through implementation of best practices in Finance and Corporate Governance control systems and will:

  • Contribute to the development of business and financial planning activities.
  • Lead on the development and implementation of finance; corporate governance; records and data management activities.
  • Lead on preparation of financial transactions for approval.
  • Lead on preparation of monthly financial reports, forecasts, annual budgets and financial plans.
  • Lead on preparation of year-end accounts and support the production of the annual report.
  • Facilitate internal and external audit processes.
  • Support Board and Committee governance.
  • Maintain and update corporate governance control processes.
  • Lead on the security and management of information and data.
  • Lead on corporate compliance with records and data management legislation.
  • Work with colleagues and foster a culture of financial excellence.

The Successful Applicant

A strong communicator who can effectively network with and influence a range of stakeholders including external partners, senior managers, and board members. The successful applicant for Finance and Governance Lead will have a strong understanding of finance, corporate governance and compliance.

  • A degree in Business, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Professional qualifications (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).
  • Proficiency in financial reporting and risk management.
  • Knowledge of financial statutory processes.
  • Knowledge of corporate governance
  • Knowledge of Records Management processes.
  • Knowledge of Corporate Risk Management.  

What's on Offer

This opportunity to work in a value driven organisation with a culture that values continuous improvement and excellence offers great work life balance, salary and benefits:

  • An attractive annual salary range of £50,750 to £55,121 DOE.
  • 37-hour week.
  • Flexible working policy and flexi time accumulating up to 15 hours maximum flexi credit.
  • Hybrid working (two days per week in our Paisley office).
  • Excellent employer contribution to pension scheme of 28.97%.
  • Generous holiday leave of 40.5 days (29 annual leave days plus 11.5 public/privilege holidays).
  • Generous and ongoing support for continuing personal development (CPD).
  • Employee Discount Scheme.

Closing Date: 27/06/24

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPGWJN0520246438530Z

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