Deputy Director - Finance, Chief Digital and Information Officer Group (CDIO)

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Telford
£73,000 - £95,000
05 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
Contract Type


The Chief Digital and Information Officer group (CDIO) is HMRC's IT function and has a complex combination of employees of two entities (both civil servants and a government company), contractors and third party suppliers.

With 4,000 people, CDIO Group are a key part of HMRC. As one of the most digital organisations in the UK we are leading the biggest digital transformation in Europe. To support this, we are also transforming how we are structured to become increasingly customer centric.

This significant organisational transition involves changes to our operating model to drive an increased focus on our customers and develop new capabilities. Our task is to continue to deliver high-quality services and technology as they drive this transformation, while providing an outstanding service to our internal and external customers and ensuring a great experience for everyone who interacts with HMRC.

Job description

The Deputy Director - Finance will be a senior position within HMRC's Chief Digital and Information Officer Group (CDIO).

Sitting within the Finance team of CDIO, this is an exciting opportunity suited to someone who is highly motivated, proactive and enjoys working in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Shared leadership of the finance function within CDIO Finance organisation together with the Finance Director and another Deputy Finance Director, supporting the transformation of CDIO. In addition the role contributes to the wider finance profession across HMRC and wider Government
  • Provide strategic advice to CDIO SLT on all finance, resource, suppliers, investment and organisational performance matters within CDIO
  • Ensure CDIO Finance strategy is implemented including supporting the CDIO Transformation programme
  • Provision of timely and accurate management information and analysis
  • Financial management and control for an annual CDIO Rune budget of circa £800m and annual Change budget of £400m
  • Drive process innovation and improvement, leveraging automation to make efficiencies where possible
  • Ensure robust business cases are developed and maintained for all projects and programmes
  • Business partner and Stakeholder management in order to influence spending decisions ensuring best value for money. Collaborate with a range of stakeholders, ensuring finance is at the heart of decision making and provide high quality support and advice to budget holders and senior stakeholders through effective business partnering, building and maintaining key relationships, developing trust and rapport.
  • Lead, manage and develop a team of approximately 65 finance professional colleagues across multiple locations
  • Protect the commercial interests of HMRC in ongoing and new contractual relationships with suppliers


To be successful in this role you will need to be an inspirational leader with extensive management experience and a strong background in finance business partnering. You will also be able to demonstrate:

Inspirational leadership skills


  • You will have demonstrable experience of empowering and leading teams through large-scale change. You will exhibit passion, purpose and listen to your people.

Strategic Thinking


  • Demonstrable experience of strategic planning along with solid analytical skills. You will have experience of delivering and setting direction in business.

Stakeholder Management & Engagement


  • Strong demonstrable experience of managing multiple stakeholders simultaneously with conflicting priorities and leading through to solutions by seeing the bigger strategic picture.

Specialist Knowledge and experience


  • Extensive experience in senior financial management posts in IT and technology

Finance Business Partnering and Management


  • A strong background as a Finance Business Partner with strong financial management skills and experience in providing sound, expert advice and guidance on financial matters

Effective Communication


  • A strong and effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and be confident in your ability to convey key messages.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Qualified Accountant either CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA, ICAEW or equivalent.
  • Extensive, demonstrable experience of finance business partnering.



  • Certified Accountant - CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA, ICAEW or equivalent.


Whatever your role, we take your career and development seriously, and want to enable you to build a successful career with the department and wider Civil Service.

It is crucial that our employees have the right skills to develop their careers and meet the challenges ahead, and you'll benefit from regular performance and development reviews to ensure this development is ongoing.

As a Civil Service employee, you'll be entitled to a large range of benefits.

This includes:


  • 25 days annual leave on entry, increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 5 years' service. This is in addition to your public holidays.
  • This will be complemented by one further day paid privilege entitlement to mark the Queen's Birthday.
  • Interest-free loans allowing you to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket or a new bicycle.
  • A competitive contributory pension scheme that you can enter as soon as you join and where we will make a significant contribution to the cost of your pension. Your contribution comes out of your salary before any tax is taken and will continue to provide valuable benefits for you and your family if you are too ill to continue to work or die before you retire.
  • Flexible working patterns and access to Flexible Working Schemes allowing you to vary your working day as long as you work your total hours.
  • Generous paid maternity and paternity leave which is notably more than the statutory minimum offered by many other employers.
  • Use of onsite facilities (where applicable).
  • Occupational sick pay.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 16th August 2022