Robertson Bell Finance are proud to be working in a retained partnership with the College of Policing in their search for a Financial Accountant based at their Coventry office with the opportunity for home working.
The College of Policing was established in 2012 as the professional body for everyone who works for the police service across England and Wales. Its purpose is to support everyone working in policing to reduce crime and keep people safe. Working in the finance team within the College offers a unique opportunity to blend the benefits of working in a central government organisation with such an important purpose, but one that also has a significant commercial outlook. The Finance team plays a key role in influencing College strategy and facilitating its success. This will only continue to grow in the future, with the continuing the need to ensure value for money for the taxpayer.
Working as part of a 19 (FTE) finance team and reporting into the Financial Controller, this hands-on position is a great opportunity for you to structure your own role whilst helping to shape and develop a strong financial culture within the college. The role is central to the production of the College’s draft financial statements and other key aspects of the Annual Report and Accounts, liaising with other areas of the business to obtain and collate content, and co-ordinating the external audit. The role acts as the main contact with the Auditors and ensures that a strong working relationship is built. It ensures that the College’s non-current assets are recorded accurately, and that Finance Business Partners have the sufficient information and knowledge to enable effective financial decision making throughout the College.
In applying for this position, it is essential that you are a part or fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA). The role has broad responsibilities enabling the financial accountant to get out into the business, building relationships across the finance and non-finance teams. As a key player in the finance team, working with the Financial Controller to deliver statutory accounts and leading on the annual audit and will manage a high performing Assistant Accountant. You will need excellent stakeholder management skills, and the ability to persuade and influence senior stakeholders with confidence. Experience of working to UK government or wider public sector accounting and regulatory requirements would be an advantage but not essential.