Finance Director, Chief Digital Information Office

HM Revenue and Customs

Apply before 9:00 am on Monday 30th January 2023



Reference number



Up to £130,000 per annum, dependent on experience. Please note: Standard pay rules apply for existing civil servants.

Job grade

SCS Pay Band 2

Contract type


Business area

HMRC - CDIO - Finance

Type of role

Senior leadership

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time

Number of jobs available



Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Stratford, Telford, Worthing

Job summary

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is one of the UK’s largest employers, with over 66,000 employees nationally. We are responsible for collecting taxes from individuals and businesses; the money we collect in tax pays for our public services and helps to fund things like schools and hospitals, build roads and public buildings, and support communities. 

We also protect the workforce by enforcing minimum wage and we look after those in need by administering a range of benefits including child benefit, tax-free childcare, statutory pay and tax credits. 


Job description

Reporting to the Director General CDIO, the FD CDIO will be responsible for overseeing all finance and accounting activity within a directorate of 140 staff. They will operate as a member of the CDIO’s senior leadership team and work closely with senior stakeholders across HMRC and beyond, providing sound advice on finance, governance, and risk. Pivotal in this is their role as a key member of the Chief Financial Officer’s finance network.   Alongside this, the FD CDIO will play a key role in transformation activities, acting as a financial subject matter expert, as HMRC transitions into a more digital, more automated organisation. 

Person specification

This role will suit a qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent) with a successful track record as a senior financial leader within an organisation of significant scale and complexity and experience of operating as part of a senior leadership team in a technology related business.  The role demands high levels of commercial acumen and the ability to see the bigger picture contributing to wider strategy and corporate development, with a strong commercial mind-set.  Likewise, the successful candidate will bring a substantial track record of supporting complex transformational change. 

This is an exciting opportunity to operate at the heart of government, working with stakeholders at the most senior levels and play a key role in building a modern, digital HMRC that is crucial to the UKs economic progress.   

 At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work. A diverse, inclusive and vibrant organisation, where everyone is supported and valued.  

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us, and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you. 

 We welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role. 

 For further information about the role and to download the candidate pack, please go to quoting reference: 11129. 



  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Selection process details

Veredus are managing this competition on behalf of HMRC. To apply, please submit the following to no later than 09:00 GMT on Monday 30th January 2023:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please provide reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  • A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with reference to the criteria in the person specification.
  • A completed Diversity Monitoring Form (annex A, refer to Veredus' website)
  • A completed Candidate Information Form (annex B, refer to Veredus' website)

By not submitting a CV and a Statement of Suitability will mean we only have limited information to assess your application against the person specification. Please ensure both documents contain your full name.

If you encounter any issues with your application, please contact

Guaranteed Interview Schemes

Candidates applying under the Disability Confidence Scheme are guaranteed an interview if they meet the minimum criteria outlined in the person specification.

This scheme works in conjunction with the Great Place to Work for Veterans, for former members of the armed services, and the Redeployment Interview Scheme for existing Civil Servants at risk of redundancy. Each scheme works in the same way. Please indicate which scheme you are applying under in your application.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
This role has a minimum assignment duration of 3 years. An assignment duration is the period of time a Senior Civil Servant is expected to remain in the same post to enable them to deliver on the agreed key business outcomes. The assignment duration also supports your career through building your depth of expertise.

As part of accepting this role you will be agreeing to the expected assignment duration set out above. This will not result in a contractual change to your terms and conditions. Please note this is an expectation only, it is not something which is written into your terms and conditions or indeed which the employing organisation or you are bound by. It will depend on your personal circumstances at a particular time and business needs, for example, would not preclude any absence like family friendly leave. It is nonetheless an important expectation, which is why we ask you to confirm you agree to the assignment duration set out above.


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

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 UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of 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.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Antony Harvey
  • Email :

Recruitment team :

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Further information

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