Finance Adviser - JRN 12237
 

***This is a career graded position: Grade C (£20,040) to Grade G (£32,394)***

As one of the largest police forces in the country, we’ve also been recognised as one of the top performing. Our vision is to deliver an outstanding police service. At the core of our values are the Finance and Resources department who provide a wide variety of services which support front line policing activities.

 

Agile working patterns apply to this position where informal agile working arrangements will be available as agreed with the vacancy manager and in line with the requirements of the role.

The Role:

This amazing opportunity falls within the Accountancy Services team who are responsible for the provision and maintenance of a financial, costing and budgetary service to the force, and the formulation and dissemination of financial management and costing information.

This role would be perfect for a recently qualified graduate looking to gain knowledge and experience of working in a large organisation or someone wanting to work in Finance. For the successful candidate financial support will be available to enable the AAT qualification to be achieved.

What will I be doing?

  • Monitoring budgets and control accounts, investigating and challenging unexpected financial transactions and liaising with other sections and departments to resolve issues and produce accurate financial information and reports.
  • Working with senior managers from across the force to ensure accurate projections and provide advice, whilst ensuring they understand their current financial position.
  • Supporting the financial budgeting cycle including budget setting, medium term financial planning, financial year-end, annual statements of account and Whole of Government Accounts (WGA).
  • Assisting with the submission of CIPFA statistical data, statutory returns to government and ensuring compliance with financial regulations.
  • Conducting internal reviews on finance processes and providing recommendations for improvements, helping to drive efficiencies.

What do I need?

  •  You have obtained AAT accounting qualification or equivalent and are able to demonstrate experience of working in a busy finance function
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  An ability to work using your own initiative in an innovative and proactive manner, applying problem solving skills where required
  •  Strong attention to detail and high personal and professional standards
  •  Experience of operating to strict deadlines
  •  Good understanding of Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel

Desirable but not necessary:

  • Experience in working with finance IT systems
  • An understanding and knowledge of budget setting processes

For further information please see the role profile: Finance Adviser.docx

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 29 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

Vacancy Contact

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Lyndsey Curry, Principal Accountant by email at lyndsey.curry@northumbria.police.uk

Vetting Level

Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities, and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Grade C
Location
Northumberland
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£20,040 to £21,837
 

***This is a career graded position: Grade C (£20,040) to Grade G (£32,394)***

As one of the largest police forces in the country, we’ve also been recognised as one of the top performing. Our vision is to deliver an outstanding police service. At the core of our values are the Finance and Resources department who provide a wide variety of services which support front line policing activities.

 

Agile working patterns apply to this position where informal agile working arrangements will be available as agreed with the vacancy manager and in line with the requirements of the role.

The Role:

This amazing opportunity falls within the Accountancy Services team who are responsible for the provision and maintenance of a financial, costing and budgetary service to the force, and the formulation and dissemination of financial management and costing information.

This role would be perfect for a recently qualified graduate looking to gain knowledge and experience of working in a large organisation or someone wanting to work in Finance. For the successful candidate financial support will be available to enable the AAT qualification to be achieved.

What will I be doing?

  • Monitoring budgets and control accounts, investigating and challenging unexpected financial transactions and liaising with other sections and departments to resolve issues and produce accurate financial information and reports.
  • Working with senior managers from across the force to ensure accurate projections and provide advice, whilst ensuring they understand their current financial position.
  • Supporting the financial budgeting cycle including budget setting, medium term financial planning, financial year-end, annual statements of account and Whole of Government Accounts (WGA).
  • Assisting with the submission of CIPFA statistical data, statutory returns to government and ensuring compliance with financial regulations.
  • Conducting internal reviews on finance processes and providing recommendations for improvements, helping to drive efficiencies.

What do I need?

  •  You have obtained AAT accounting qualification or equivalent and are able to demonstrate experience of working in a busy finance function
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  An ability to work using your own initiative in an innovative and proactive manner, applying problem solving skills where required
  •  Strong attention to detail and high personal and professional standards
  •  Experience of operating to strict deadlines
  •  Good understanding of Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel

Desirable but not necessary:

  • Experience in working with finance IT systems
  • An understanding and knowledge of budget setting processes

For further information please see the role profile: Finance Adviser.docx

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 29 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

Vacancy Contact

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Lyndsey Curry, Principal Accountant by email at lyndsey.curry@northumbria.police.uk

Vetting Level

Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities, and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk