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Finance Officer (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/375
  • 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 Officer for a vacancy which has become available at the Police HQ, in Portishead.

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

Main Responsibilities:
* Manage external contracts and income ensuring that invoices are promptly raised, including debt collecting process in accordance with financial regulations, and enforcing debt recovery procedures and best practice / guidance
* Evaluate, develop, implement and maintain financial systems and ensure financial processes are efficient and effective by working with colleagues, clients and stakeholders to identify and implement solutions and best practice.
* Providing business partners with financial and establishment reports including budget monitoring, variance analysis and reconciliation of pay and establishment to budget.
* Maintaining accurate accounting records for the organisation by checking on the reasonableness of transaction coding.
* Produce month end and year end financial information as directed, undertaking monthly and annual accrual data as required.
* Research and prepare reports and undertake projects as directed.
* To assist with the preparation of the annual budget, medium term financial plan and the closure of accounts of the OPCC and CC.
* To provide financial advice internally and externally including in the development of bids for external funds and to maintain budgetary control.
* To carry out certain exchequer functions as required.
* To complete statutory returns and provide statistical analysis

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