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Head of Finance - Aberdeen Sports Village - Aberdeen

Ref: 174 Date Posted: Sunday 05 Nov 2023

Vero has been exclusively appointed by Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) to recruit a passionate, experienced accountant into the role of Head of Finance.


The opportunity:

To join a leading organisation at the heart of the Aberdeen community, in a highly visible and impactful Head of Finance role.


Who is our client:

ASV is an exciting partnership between Aberdeen City Council and the University of Aberdeen. ASV opened its doors in 2009 representing an investment of £28million into our city and promoting health and wellbeing into the community. In 2014 following a further investment of £22m ASV expanded and opened its Aquatics Centre.

ASV features a 135m indoor running straight, indoor football pitch, sports hall, four squash courts, gym and two studios, a performance weights studio and indoor cycling studio. There is a 400m outdoor running track as well as a football pitch and a hockey pitch. It hosts a 50-meter Olympic standard pool and a 25-meter pool with diving boards up to 10 meters as well as a sauna, steam room and two cafes.

ASV seeks to innovate and always aims to stand out in their sector. They generate and experiment with new and exciting ideas and are always prepared to share their learning. ASV intend to challenge the traditional norms and be alert and responsive to societal needs and changes, whilst at all times focusing on a long term sustainable future.


Who are we looking for:

Applicants are sought from qualified accountants with a real passion for delivery. Previous experience of charity based accounting is valuable but not essential. Perhaps you have worked in a commercial organisation, but seek greater meaning, purpose, and a fantastic culture. Perhaps you are working in private practice and considering if a highly progressive first move into industry is right for you. If so, we would love to hear from you.


The role:

The Head of Finance will be responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of ASV’s finance function. This position will play a key role in helping achieve ASV’s strategy, vision and values.

As well as being organised and a confident communicator, you will have management experience in a busy environment and understand the importance of being a team player. You will bring enthusiasm, a passion for the job and a ‘can-do’ attitude.

As a member of the ASV Leadership Team, you will provide strategic and operational support and direction, ensuring that there are effective controls and risk management frameworks in place to support the work of the organisation. You will identify and adopt best practices and innovations, and lead through change in a business with evolving needs and challenges, and which will always strive for continual improvement.


What’s on offer:

The Head of Finance will collaborate with a first-class team of like minded professionals. In addition to an attractive holiday entitlement, the successful individual will enjoy free use of ASV’s facilities, as well as management deeply investing in your training and development to allow you to realise your goals and ambitions. Hybrid working patterns are also available.


To note interest or to request a full Vacancy Brochure please email Andrew Ferguson at You can also apply following the link.