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Financial Services Officer (Police)

  • Job reference: RG/240
  • Location: Penrith, Cumbria
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are seeking to recruit a Financial Services Officer to be based within a Force in Penrith.

The successful candidate will advise the relevant budget holders and management teams on all financial matters.
As a member of the Senior Management Team for the departments/commands they support, the Financial Services Officer has an influential role in the decision making and management of that department/command. The successful candidate will ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are developed and maintained to support financial management within the departments/command they support.
The successful candidate will also support a range of cross cutting financial activities undertaken within the Constabulary.

Key Responsibilities:

-Coordinate the budget-setting process in the departments/commands in line with any guidance or timelines issued from Financial Services.
-Construct and agree a budget submission with the relevant budget holders which accords with the plan and conforms to any guidance issued by Financial Services.
-Financially evaluate any proposed budget reductions / growth items by giving advice to the budget holders of possible consequences associated with any of these decisions.
-Advise and monitor the revenue and capital budgets, provide monthly budget monitoring reports to the budget holder and management team advising on variances and the financial effects of resource allocation decisions.
-Submit monthly reports to the Financial Services Manager (FSM1 for revenue, FSM2 for capital) for consolidation in accordance with agreed timetables.
-Advise the budget holders on the departmental/command submission to the Medium Term Financial Plan highlighting longer term cost pressures, growth requirements etc.

Please note, as this is a role with the Police, the successful candidate will be subject to vetting, therefore will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 5 years.

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