Head of Finance Business Partnering and Commercial Finance



Closing date:

7 Feb 2023

This role sits within Transport Scotland’s Finance and Corporate Services (FCS) Directorate, which is one of eight directorates within the agency. FCS consists of three distinct functions – Corporate Services, Transport Scotland Finance and Net Zero, Energy and Transport (NZET) Portfolio Finance.

Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will lead the Finance Business Partnering Team. The team consists of approximately 11 members of staff and delivers key finance business partnering and management accounting to the other Transport Scotland Directorates. The team develops awareness of drivers of financial performance to date, and accurate forecasting and outturn reporting and provides professional financial advice to support achievement of objectives within available resources.

This is a challenging, energising and fast-paced role with oversight of a large and complex budget. This is a chance to play a key role in an organisation that is essential to Scotland and the Scottish people, with a wide and high profile remit. This role is key support for the Head of Finance, Director of Finance and Corporate Services and other Transport Scotland Directors providing high quality advice with an opportunity to deputise on a regular basis, as well as regular access to Cabinet Secretaries, Ministers and senior managers across Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government.

A suitable candidate will bring experience from a strong background and knowledge of commercial finance in either the public or private sector, as well as a proven track record of delivering results in financial management and excellent leadership and people management skills.


Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, with a budget of around £3.5 billion per year. Transport is a vital feature of the Scottish Government's focus on increasing sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have major impacts on the economy, people, and the environment.

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