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Finance Assistant (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/362
  • Location: Portishead, Somerset
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Criminal Justice
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for a Finance Assistant for a vacancy which has become available at the Police HQ in Portishead.

To undertake a range of accounting and establishment activities and provide services in support of the management accounting, financial accounting and establishment monitoring functions for the Force.

The main responsibilities of this role are:
* To process accounts payable and receivable in line with financial procedures.
* To assist in the provision of financial control, advice and HR & financial systems liaising with other teams as appropriate, ensuring systems and processes dovetail efficiently.
* Attending relevant meetings, such as the VRM panel, to provide background information where necessary.
* Quality assure the data received, carrying out necessary research to provide clarity as to the change being requested. Challenge the originator if necessary, suggesting alternative solutions to the issue in question. Direct the requests for change to the appropriate approving authority ensuring that all necessary detail is available.
* Maintain the integrity of the organisation structure data held on computerised systems and create organisational structures as necessary and allocate staff to appropriate posts
* Develop and maintain close working relationships with managers, HR and Finance colleagues and Business Partners, keeping abreast of proposed organisational changes within specified directorates/departments.
* Act as a subject matter expert in relation to the creation of new organisational units and posts, dealing with queries, investigating and resolving problems using initiative, experience and contacts. Provide expert advice as to the best way to achieve desired changes within the rules of the organisation's structure processes.
* Monitor police establishments ensuring accurate recording and highlighting any discrepancies, trends and changes, taking corrective action where necessary.
* Ensuring that all work is delivered to a high quality within agreed timescales and parameters and in line with ASC procedures, and that a responsive and comprehensive service to customers is maintained; providing daily input as required supporting the delivery of the finance function.
* To be accountable for delivering all areas of the job role and to undertake any commensurate tasks that may be required from time to time - this may include for example supporting other teams as required within the Finance Function

This is a police-based role, so applicants will be subject to police security checks.
It is advised that applicants have a clean DBS/CRB within the last 3 years.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please ring 01772 208962 and ask to speak to Martin Cookson.