Senior Accountant - JRN 16103
 

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:

 

Ours is an organisation with real purpose, and our police staff roles offer you the chance to be part of something that really matters. 

 

If you’re a qualified accountant and you’re looking a role where your skills can really make a difference to more than just the bottom line, this could be the job for you.

 

As an accountant for the force, you’ll support the planning and management of the force's strategic financial plans.  It’ll be a fast-paced role, where you’ll prep, monitor and close the annual capital and revenue budgets.

 

Currently there is a flexible working arrangement in place which includes an element of home working as well as attending the relevant police premises.  This role offers you the chance to deliver financial support and advice to a multi-force regional collaboration, accounting for joint operation arrangements as well as supporting the central finance function for Northumbria Police.

 

What will I be doing?

  • Supporting the timely and accurate preparation, monitoring and closure of the annual capital and revenue budget.
  • Providing a high standard of financial information to budget holders and providing support and advice on budget management to senior management.
  • Liaising with Heads of Department and reporting to Chief Officers as appropriate in order to support financial decision-making by senior management.
  • Manage the welfare, recruitment, appraisal, development and discipline of staff within the finance department, ensuring that learning and development needs are identified, delivered and supported.
  • Support the planning and management of the force's strategic medium and long term financial plans and report to Chief Officers accordingly in order to support their strategic decision making.
  • Providing financial advice to force management on all financial matters in order to support management decision making.

What do I need?

 

Essential

  • A fully qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent).
  •  Strong communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Technically competent in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desirable

  • Experience and knowledge of working within a public sector organisation.
  • Experience of supervising finance teams.
  • Experience of using computerised finance systems, preferably Unit 4 (Agresso).

For further information please see the role profile here: Role Definition

 

Vacancy Contact:

To discuss the position in more detail please contact Lyndsey Curry by email at lyndsey.curry@northumbria.police.uk

Terms and Conditions

Vetting Level – Management Vetting (MV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.

Benefits

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, 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.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.

Important Information

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.

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 I
Area Command/Department
Finance Department
Location
Newcastle
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,914 to £41,517
 

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:

 

Ours is an organisation with real purpose, and our police staff roles offer you the chance to be part of something that really matters. 

 

If you’re a qualified accountant and you’re looking a role where your skills can really make a difference to more than just the bottom line, this could be the job for you.

 

As an accountant for the force, you’ll support the planning and management of the force's strategic financial plans.  It’ll be a fast-paced role, where you’ll prep, monitor and close the annual capital and revenue budgets.

 

Currently there is a flexible working arrangement in place which includes an element of home working as well as attending the relevant police premises.  This role offers you the chance to deliver financial support and advice to a multi-force regional collaboration, accounting for joint operation arrangements as well as supporting the central finance function for Northumbria Police.

 

What will I be doing?

  • Supporting the timely and accurate preparation, monitoring and closure of the annual capital and revenue budget.
  • Providing a high standard of financial information to budget holders and providing support and advice on budget management to senior management.
  • Liaising with Heads of Department and reporting to Chief Officers as appropriate in order to support financial decision-making by senior management.
  • Manage the welfare, recruitment, appraisal, development and discipline of staff within the finance department, ensuring that learning and development needs are identified, delivered and supported.
  • Support the planning and management of the force's strategic medium and long term financial plans and report to Chief Officers accordingly in order to support their strategic decision making.
  • Providing financial advice to force management on all financial matters in order to support management decision making.

What do I need?

 

Essential

  • A fully qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent).
  •  Strong communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Technically competent in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desirable

  • Experience and knowledge of working within a public sector organisation.
  • Experience of supervising finance teams.
  • Experience of using computerised finance systems, preferably Unit 4 (Agresso).

For further information please see the role profile here: Role Definition

 

Vacancy Contact:

To discuss the position in more detail please contact Lyndsey Curry by email at lyndsey.curry@northumbria.police.uk

Terms and Conditions

Vetting Level – Management Vetting (MV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.

Benefits

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, 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.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.

Important Information

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.

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