Finance & Procurement 

Welcome to the Finance and Procurement Department

The Department strives to meet high standards of excellence and to provide outstanding levels of support and service throughout the organisation. We maintain high levels of financial and procurement expertise to provide direction and solutions that ensure economy, efficiency and effectiveness are achieved at all times. We also ensure the Services’ financial affairs and procurement procedures are conducted in accordance with all relevant policies, statutory and legal requirements.

The department is currently made up of Accountancy Support, Procure to Pay and Stores. 

Geraint Thomas CPFA
Head of Finance & Procurement

Department Overview

The accountancy support section provides robust systems for our day-to-day finances and ensures our financial planning and reporting requirements are met, providing financial information to all departments, the Fire & Rescue Authority and associated committees.  It provides all treasury management functions and maintains our system for debtors and debt collection. This section also provides monitoring of compliance with financial regulations and conditions of external funded schemes.
The procurement function provides effective, efficient and sustainable procurement of goods and services in order to ensure value for money and corporate responsibility across the service.  The section is committed to the principles of open competition and fairness and helps make informed purchasing decisions by:

  • Managing all tender exercises and contracts for goods and services for the organisation
  • Providing information about products, services, costs and delivery option
  • Recommending suppliers who can best meet our requirements
  • Negotiating contracts and pricing agreements
  • Evaluating product performance
  • Processing of all suppliers invoices for goods and services in a timely manner

    The stores section ensures the safe custody of stocks of goods. The section receives, holds and issues replacement parts for vehicles, PPE, consumables, stationery and operational equipment efficiently and economically, providing the right goods at the right time to all departments.

We welcome tender responses in English and Welsh. If you would prefer to conduct business in Welsh please inform us.

The Budget, Accounts and Regulations
These pages set out the details of the South Wales Fire & Rescue Authority’s Revenue Budget for 2012/13 and the Capital Programme for the 3 year period 2012/12 – 2015/16.  Please use the links below, or to the left of the screen for more information.

Statement of Accounts (with Annual Governance Statement)

The Authority’s annual Statement of Accounts reports the financial position of the Authority at the end of the year and transactions during the year.

The Statement of Accounts is audited by the Authority’s external auditor and includes an explanation foreword, income and expenditure account, balance sheet, and the firefighter’s pension fund account with supporting notes.

The Annual Governance Statement, which is published with the Statement of Accounts, shows our governance arrangements, explaining the purpose of the framework.

Finance, Audit & Performance Management reports

If you have any questions or queries relating to the accounts of South Wales Fire & Rescue Authority please contact:-

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
Fire Service Headquarters
Forest View Business Park
CF72 8LX

           Contact Details

Tel: 01443 232200 (Normal Working Hours)


Tel: 01443 232200 (Normal Working Hours)


Accounts Payable
Tel: 01443 232200 (Normal Working Hours)


           Related Information

  Statement of Accounts and Reports

  Special Service Charges 2017 - 2018

Page Last Updated on 22/6/2017