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Senior Accountant

About the role

We are delighted to be working with one of the UK’s largest Police Forces to recruit a Senior Accountant to join their finance department.

Based in Newcastle, this role involves agile working, flexible working hours, and opportunities for flexi-time.

As well as flexible working, there are lots more benefits:

  • Flexible agile working patterns – potential for fully remote working
  • Generous holiday entitlements plus bank holidays
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounts on shopping and eating out
  • Extensive paid sick leave

The role:

As a qualified Accountant, you will 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.

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.

Your key duties will include:

  • 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.
  • Providing financial advice to force management on all financial matters in order to support management decision-making.

The requirements:

  • Professional Finance Qualification (AAT or above).
  • Experience working as part of a systems technical team (finance / HR).
  • Ability to plan effectively and manage tasks.
  • Demonstrable experience using technical systems.
  • Able to utilise a range of methods to communicate effectively across a wide range of customers and stakeholders.

If you’re interested in this role, click “Apply Now” and a member of our team will be in touch.

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