Salary: £55,240 – £58,379 (pay award pending)

Location: Aldgate/Tower Bridge area, London, E1 8EU

The Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) is a statutory, non-departmental public body (NDPB), sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), with responsibility for the administration of Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating appeals. What we do and how we do it has an impact on the multi-million pound income the Government brings in from local property taxation to support other public services.
This job offers great exposure to a range of finance related work within a small but busy finance team in the VTS Head Office. You will report to our Finance Director and on a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for managing the Finance Team.

Your specific responsibilities will include:

  • leading, managing and developing the finance team to deliver the finance function and ensure compliance with internal controls and framework of authorities;
  • leading and managing the preparation of the annual accounts and the MHCLG quarterly returns in accordance with the Financial Reporting manual (FReM) and accounting Standards frameworks;
  • managing the production of management accounts and financial information for internal and external stakeholders.
  • providing financial analysis and business advice to senior management and non-financial stakeholders

Our ideal candidate would be someone with the ability to lead a small finance team as well as business partner with non-finance stakeholders. Knowledge of the work involved in central government financing and specifically within an NDPB would be a positive advantage. To perform successfully in the role you will need to be someone who is proactive, organised and who works well with a range of different stakeholders across different functions. You will be advising them (as “lay” colleagues) on financial accounting, management accounting, systems development and making a contribution to range of ad-hoc finance and corporate projects. You will need to communicate financial concepts in an easily understandable manner to those who will not possess the same level of financial knowledge.

Application details:
To apply for this role you should complete the attached Application Form and return it to us via email at: by no later than 23:55 on Friday 2nd October 2020. As part of your application, it is important that you address the essential and desirable criteria included in the Job Specification. Please note that CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a fully completed Application Form.

The VTS is keen that its workforce should represent the communities it serves and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds

Full Application pack – Financial Controller (September 2020)

Financial Controller – Advert only – September 2020

Financial Controller JD

Financial Controller – Application Form only

Equalities Form

Join our Clerking team at the Valuation Tribunal Service
The Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) administers non-domestic rating and council tax appeals and provides general procedural advice on these matters. We are looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals that can rise to the ever-changing challenges that face a service delivery organisation in the provision of accurate technical and procedural advice to our users.

Working under pressure is a key requirement as you will case manage a number of appeals, actively managing the parties involved and then attending hearings to act as clerk and provide advice to the Tribunal panel. Travel is also a requirement as our tribunal hearing venues are located across England, for which you will receive expenses. You must be a confident individual with excellent organisational, time management and customer care skills, in addition to high level communication and interpersonal skills.

Ideally you will already be qualified or part-qualified with the professional examinations of the Institute of Rating, Revenue and Valuation (IRRV). If not, the successful candidates will be expected to commit to study to achieve the IRRV Technician qualification ideally within a 2-year period or at least to have made sufficient and significant progress in that time.

We offer a competitive salary ranging from £26,525 to £42,427 dependent on achieving the full corporate IRRV qualification for London based staff and £22,911 to £38,813 if based elsewhere (again dependent on achieving the full corporate IRRV qualification). We will consider home-based working for those applicants with excellent knowledge in all areas of our work. We also offer membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and 25 days annual leave, which starts from 1 April each year.

To apply please contact Heena Shah on 0207 426 3900 or email


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