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Assistant Account

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Assistant Accountant to work for Thames Valley Police on a fulltime basis, please see below for more information.

The overall purpose of the role is to support the force in delivering strategic priorities by ensuring accurate financial management of force budgets, working with key stakeholders within the force to ensure financial reporting and forecasting.

The key result areas in the role are as follows:

  1. Support the Finance Business Partners/Corporate Accountants to develop and deliver an efficient and effective financial management service that is aligned with the strategic priorities of TVP, continually striving to improve through reflective practice and lessons learned.
  2. Pivotal in the production of the Force MTFP and MTCP and annual budget by providing information and analysis on BAU budgets, bids, and offering recommendations for budget modifications and alternative options, thereby facilitating informed decision-making.
  3. Enable a successful financial performance monitoring process by identifying and extracting data from source systems, validating/reconciling the data, evaluating predicted expenditure levels, identifying exceptions, and providing feedback to Accounts and Business stakeholders to enable informed decision-making.
  4. Responsible for monthly preparation of financial analyses and costings for both internal and external purposes, offering feedback to stakeholders as necessary to support crucial decision-making. Assume full responsibility for completing and providing analyses, as well as providing expert advice on matters pertaining to legislative, professional, or force-related financial regulations.
  5. Manage and maintain financial records in strict accordance with audit requirements while ensuring full compliance with legislation, accounting standards, and force regulations at all times.

In addition to the above key accountability areas, the enhanced role (4I) requires:

Deputise for the Finance Business Partners/Corporate Accountants on financial matters during times of absence or as directed. Attend meetings where they are required to supply financial data/information/advice and guidance. Work closely with the OPCC to align on goals and objectives and ensure value for money.

The knowledge or skills required in the role are as follows (essential or desirable):

  1. Fully AAT Qualified. Attained or willing to work towards achieving.
  2. Proven practical and technical post-qualification experience in a finance environment.
  3. High level of computer literacy; especially, MS office applications, Excel, and databases.
  4. Proven ability to produce and accurately manipulate, interpret, and analyse highly complex financial data to produce insightful information to assist decision-making and performance management across the force.

In addition to the above, the knowledge or skills required for the enhanced level role are as follows:
Part-qualified in a professional accountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) having achieved passes/exemptions in at least 2/3 of the exam papers.

  1. Ability to draft final financial reports and deliver reports to the appropriate audiences.
  2. Enhanced knowledge of all areas of the organisation and how interdependencies can influence financial decisions or advice.
  3. Ability to lead on and represent the finance department in complex initiatives or annual processes such as the Annual Planning Process bids, the force productivity savings plan.

If you would like anymore information or to apply please email or call 01772 208962.