Assistant Finance Technician

Robertson Bell are proud to be working in a retained partnership with The Metropolitan Police Service on a recruitment campaign for a number of finance vacancies.

The Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) is one of the Oldest police services in the world. The Met is the UK’s largest police service and has 25% of the total police budget for England and Wales. From the beginning, the purpose of the Met has been to serve and protect the people of London by providing a professional police service. Today, the Met is made up of more than 39,000 officers and staff, plus thousands of volunteers; we are one of the largest employers in London and the South East of England. The territory we serve covers 620 square miles and is home to over 8.6 million people.

We are recruiting for Assistant Finance Technicians who will support a number of directorates. The Assistant Finance Technician is tasked with undertaking budget calculations, revenue and capital forecast estimation, cost re-allocation and variance analysis of MPS performance both in year and between years. The Assistant Technician ensures that the outsourced provider has timely and accurate journal entry data for upload, forecasting data and budgetary allocation. The Assistant Technician will also assist in analysing budget variances each month – building upon data produced by the outsourced provider – to inform and finalise the budget forecast, via Business Partners / Finance Analysts and budget holders.

The main responsibilities include:

*Supporting the Finance team with timely analysis regarding actual results and forecasts, enabling the team to propose options to ensure the organisation achieves its operational goals based on quality assured values.
*Supporting the Finance team with the design, build and maintenance of the service based costing model. Analysing the data as directed to address the commercial needs of the business and aiding the identification of areas for improvements and controlling MPS spend.
*Providing the Finance Team management information to enable the development of costing options for services that support the preparation of business cases.
*Data mining and analysis to support service costing, as directed, to identify key cost drivers and production of Value for Money data for benchmarking.
*Providing data analysis in support of ad hoc projects as directed.
*Providing financial analysis as directed to support the Finance Technician.

The successful candidate will be AAT qualified or working towards ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, this opportunity will be great for an individual who is looking to gain exposure within a complex organisation and work alongside senior managers to provide key information. Highly motivated and proactive approach to working including a strong desire to meet deadlines and deliver quality work is a must, as well as being a proficient user of Excel. Effective communication skills with ability to explain technical issues to a range of finance/non finance colleagues.

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