Disclosure and Barring Service
Directorate: Finance and Corporate Services
Location: Finance is based in Liverpool however location can be national
Reports to: HEO
Line management: Yes (depending on post)
Security clearance level required: Standard DBS Vetting
About the department:
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 on 1 December 2012, operating from two sites, Liverpool and Darlington.
We provide disclosure functions in England, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, and barring functions for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, on behalf of government.
DBS operates within the safeguarding arena alongside our multi-agency partners. Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
Assist DBS in key financial processes, including reconciling financial transactions and posting journal entries, and tasks supporting the prompt payment of suppliers and Police forces
• Actively contribute towards a culture of high performance, strong engagement and a commitment to continuous improvement
• Assist in the preparation of accurate and timely information to support all required reporting, including management information, external and internal audit, as well as regulatory and stakeholder returns
• Prepare month-end journals and balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring meaningful supporting documentation for all reconciling items is maintained
• Reconciling items should have root cause analysis undertaken to ensure prompt resolution with underlying causes being actively addressed to prevent such reconciling items in the future
• Assist with appropriate purchase-to-pay activities supporting the prompt payment of suppliers and Police forces, including requisitioning and invoice query support, and the review and preparation of Police payments.
• Provide wider business support with any financial processes/matters where appropriate
• Provide support to the wider Finance team with the production of accurate forecast and budget information.
• Proactively identify and recommend process and system improvements from both an efficiency and financial control perspective
• Support the successful implementation of the departments systems and procedures, both IT and non-IT based
• Deputise for the HEO when required.
• Undertake additional duties appropriate to the role and/or grade
• Successful relationship building with colleagues across the organisation
• Excellent attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work flexibly and respond positively to changing business needs
• Knowledge of finance systems, processes and control environments
• Basic proficiency in MS Excel
• Experience in requisitioning (purchase ledger)
• Experience of delivering training
- experience of line management
The closing date for this role is Sunday 22nd December 2021.
To apply, please see 21.156 Finance Officer - Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK