Chief Financial Officer (Falklands)

England Permanent
  • An exciting organisation to work as a CFO in the Falkland Islands
  • Unique opportunity to relocate for the role

About Our Client

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with a full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, they offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Their responsibilities include those typically managed by central government - taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. Falklands Island Government (FIG) also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

Job Description

The Falklands Island Government (FIG) are looking for a Chief Financial Officer to run their finance, audit, pensions and tax functions for the organisation. The role reports into the CEO who used to be the Chief Executive at Leicester City Council.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and other Executives at FIG, playing a crucial role in the success and delivery of FIGs objectives.
  • Ensure that Group financial systems and processes are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth within a strong assurance framework.
  • Updating the capital forecasting and reporting for the five-year investment programme.
  • Leading, and developing the finance functions for the Group and the commercial organisations.

The Successful Applicant

You will be a CCAB or equivalent qualified accountant with a proven track record of achievement, with the ability to drive and manage a diverse workforce. The ideal candidate will have worked in or had exposure to local authority or a civil service environment and be used to the highly political nature of working with a wide-reaching organisation.

You will have led a thriving team and established a culture in a previous role. It is also important that you have previously held a senior management position with regular exposure to/or being part of the Executive Team. Working with boards or committees is also essential to be successful in this role.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.

What's on Offer

Competitive package, excellent benefits, low tax regime.

This will be a 4 year term with potential for 2-year term, with a 2 year extension

Closing date 8th August 2022

Elizabeth Campion
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Job summary

CFO & Financial Management
CFO & Financial Management Subsector
Public Sector & Not-For-Profit
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