Finance Business Partner: Systems and Projects
Ensure that information held within finance systems is accurate, up to date, secure and complies with necessary accounting policies and financial regulations and audit requirements.Ensure that finance systems are as automated as possible, that duplication and re-keying is avoided and processes surrounding the use of systems are streamlined.To produce and maintain a set of standardised, complete and accurate system reports for use across all areas of finance. Responsible for ensuring that finance systems are secure and data contained within financial systems is accessed in a controlled way by approved personnel.To lead the Finance Systems Assistant to deliver a high quality, customer focused professional Financial Systems service.To support system users, provide system training when required and produce and maintain a suite of user guides and other support material.To play an active role in any project work involving finance systems and ensure that the requirements of the Finance Directorate are represented and reflected in any future system design.Responsible for ensuring that accounting period end and year end duties are carried out in an accurate and timely way in line with Financial Regulations and audit requirements.To contribute to the production of the Statement of Accounts for the Force, including support to setting year-end timetables, production of system reports and other system support to the Head of Accounting & Financial Control.Responsible for liaising with external Auditors at the year-end and answering any queries they may have, or running further reports to assist with their work, to achieve an unqualified audit.Ensure effective responses to inspections, audits and statutory returns that accurately reflect the complex financial nature of the Force.To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.Experience/Skills:
Membership of CCAB / CIPFA
Demonstrable understanding of the national and local financial and legal framework within which Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables operate.
Substantial knowledge of managing financial systems
Clear understanding of financial accounting and the fit with management accounting.
Substantial experience in preparing and monitoring budgets in a police or local authority context.
Experience of providing financial management information for organisations going through complex change programmes in a collaborative working arrangement.
Experience of managing a team to deliver a high quality financial service against conflicting deadlines and challenging timescales.
Experience of working to a high level of detailed accuracy, keeping organised, auditable records whilst managing large volumes of work to tight deadlines.
Experience using e-Financials, e-Analyser and e-Procurement would be an advantage.
The ability to analyse large amounts of detailed information to produce high level reports that focus on the "bigger picture" and enable informed, strategic decision making to take place.
Excellent and effective interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to deal tactfully and sensitively with people at all levels.
Proven track record as an effective team player and the ability to inspire, enthuse, to keep people focused in spite of setback/difficulty
The ability to work unsupervised on own initiative to tight deadlines and prioritise a demanding workload.
Ability to operate calmly and professionally under pressure.
The ability to deal with all confidential matters with absolute discretion and integrity.
Potential Travel throughout Warwickshire.
We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.