Senior Finance Control Manager

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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Financial Accounting Team of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as a Senior Finance Control Manager. This specialist team sits at the heart of the finance department.

The successful candidate will enable effective business relationships between DVSA and its stakeholders, delivering effective and efficient service achieved by proficient use of the SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system


The main duties and responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Support to DVSA’s business managers in financial control processes and banking best practices
  • Regular review of ledger controls and balance sheet accounts.
  • support corporate projects as and when necessary, including adoption and transition to shared services.
  • Support processes for customer balances such as pre-funded accounts including dispute resolution
  • Review and report on key performance indicators for the accounts receivable, accounts payable or banking processes and take action where necessary
  • Support front end system users in matters relating to financial transactions
  • Review open items to support investigations and discrepancies.
  • Manage, report on and analyse performance of Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables or Banking processes
  • opportunities in the use of P2P tools, to ensure Good Receipting and Purchase Order Management, increased compliance and reduction of off contract spend
  • Participate in the development in key financial and performance reports

For more information about the role and responsibilities please refer to the candidate pack attached.

About You

You will bring with excellent knowledge and experience of financial control and working with ERP systems. You will have great communication and influencing skills and able to deliver complex finance messages to a broad range of stakeholders. You recognise the benefits of change and encourage a culture of continuous improvement, using your initiative to identify better ways of working.

You are proactive with a strong record of delivery. You have fantastic planning and organisational skills, often coordinating conflicting priorities delivering to deadlines. You will have experience of leading financial activities in a large and complex organisation. You will be a self-starter with the confidence and enthusiasm to make a real impact within our team driving those around you to achieve the same shared objectives.

You champion success by gaining quick rapport with others as you build trust and effective working relationships with many stakeholders. You are forward-thinking with the ability to see the complete picture and how your decisions impact this.

You will be an advanced user of Microsoft Excel with familiarity with large data sets, displaying and reporting this in engaging forms.

If you are able to work with initiative and have great accounting experience, we would love to hear from you!

Additional Info

You may be required to travel to various DVSA and other locations from time to time, with occasional overnight stays.

Fully qualified accountants are eligible for an additional Recruitment and Retention Allowance of £3,000 per year.

About Us

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) helps everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads.
We do this by helping people through a lifetime of safe driving, helping them keep their vehicles safe to drive, and protecting them from unsafe drivers and vehicles.

Our work affects millions of people and thousands of businesses. Most importantly, our work saves lives.

We’re an innovative organisation that values professional expertise. We invest in our people and champion inclusive and diverse teams. And we make sure colleagues have the skills to meet the needs of Britain’s road users.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVSA visit our Careers website.

Diversity: Our vision is to support and develop everyone who chooses to work for us. We care deeply about diversity and equality. And we create a positive culture that’s friendly, welcoming, respectful and full of opportunities for professional and personal development.


Qualified Accountant (CCAB or equivalent), working towards or equivalent experience


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

To learn more about life as an employee of the DVSA visit our Careers website.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.

The sift is due to take place on from 5th February 2021

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held from 17th February 2021

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We’ll try to meet the dates we’ve set out in the advert. But there may be occasions when these dates will change. We’ll give you plenty of notice of any important dates.

How to Apply

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

When considering your experience, please tailor your CV/Personal Statement to provide evidence of the below:

  • Your experience and knowledge of working with ERP systems
  • Your experience of using Microsoft applications, particularly excel
  • Your excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with key stakeholders
  • Your excellent communication skills, with the ability to adapt your approach to varied audiences and requirements

We’ve designed the selection process specifically for this role. So your assessment could include:

  • an interview

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

The Department for Transport recruits using Success Profiles. For each role, we consider what you need to demonstrate to be successful.

This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

You can read more about Success Profiles here visit our Careers website.

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Sarah Elguarti
Email : Sarah.Elguarti@DVSA.GOV.UK

Recruitment team :
Email :

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission


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