Senior Finance Business Partner

Warrington Temporary £50,109 - £55,803 per year
  • Senior Finance Business Partner Opportunity within the Public Sector
  • Exciting role which offers further career opportunities within the organisation

About Our Client

The North-West Regional Organised Crime Unit is a collaborative multi agency covert response to tackle serious and organised crime across the North-West Region.

The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) tackles serious organised crime across the North West region. The NWROCU carries out investigations into serious and organised crime on behalf of police forces in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales. The lead force for NWROCU is Merseyside Police, with the Assistant Chief Constable of NWROCU reporting into Chief Constable Serena Kennedy.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Finance Business Partner as a fully qualified accountant to provide pro-active professionally qualified support and guidance to budget holders for the financial management of the ROCU. This is an amazing opportunity to work for a regional unit, building close relationships across 6 Regional Forces, Home Office and the ROCU Network. As Merseyside Police are the Lead Force for the collaboration; the NWROCU follow lead force Financial Regulations and the successful post holder will build close working relationships with the Merseyside Finance Department.

The post is subject to an initial secondment of two years with extension subject to continued funding and performance. Successful applicants working within North-West Regional Organised Crime Unit will be subject to Management Vetting and enhanced SC Vetting prior to taking up post. 

NWROCU is located in the Warrington area, close to good public transport links and the motorway network. NWROCU is committed to ensuring that we have a work force that represents the communities we serve and we are keen to attract applications from under represented group

Merseyside police are the employer for this role and the successful applicant will be seconded to the NWROCU for the role.

Job Description

As a Senior Finance Business Partner you will provide pro-active professionally qualified support and guidance to budget holders for the financial management of the ROCU. Assist the Head of Enabling Services in the provision of a professional financial planning, management and accounting service, maintaining the integrity of NWROCU's financial records, and developing new systems and processes to comply with legislation, with a clear focus on ensuring best use of resources based on sound and demonstrable financial reasoning.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop and maintain a professional working relationship with budget holders and senior managers, ensuring that needs of the budget holder are fully satisfied, and SLA's adhered to.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting upon the financial position of units to relevant stakeholders using appropriate means of communication and methods of financial analysis to ensure an effective and efficient budget management service is provided. This will include attendance at key SLT/Command Team meetings as the finance expert.
  • Provision of professional challenge, support and advice to budget holders over a wider range of subjects, with a clear focus on obtaining best value, and best use of resources for the Force. Ensuring compliance with financial regulations
  • Review and monitor expenditure on supplies and services; and produce recommendations for improved efficiencies where appropriate for effective financial management of the NWROCU budget.
  • Provide assistance with the preparation of the capital programme in order to determine the capital financing requirement of the NWROCU.
  • Maintain the asset register and capital accounting records ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Provide technical input in the development of budget monitoring to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and to meet specific requirements of the NWROCU.
  • Complete statutory returns and grant claims; prepare appropriate working papers to ensure the maintenance of financial accounts.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a Fully qualified CCAB Accountant.
  • Have experience of working within a large and complex financial environment; with specific knowledge and experience of fulfilling a budget management role.
  • Have advanced communication skills to deal effectively with a variety of potential stakeholders. This includes the ability to challenge devolved budget managers, and budget holders, present and disseminate financial information effectively to nonfinancial officers, and to present both verbal and written reports to Chief Officers and other stakeholders.
  • Well-developed analytical skills, and the ability to pro-actively respond to financial issues as they arise.

What's on Offer

  • Salary in the range of £50,109- £55,803 depending on experience- pay award pending come September
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi time- can take up 2 days flexi time a month
  • 25 days holiday +8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years continuous service
  • On site full time for first 6 months, then hybrid working following successful completion of probation
  • Warrington and Merseyside based
  • 36.5 hours working week
Rachel Tammadge
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+44 113 388 9051

Job summary

Job function
Management Accountant
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Rachel Tammadge
Consultant phone
+44 113 388 9051
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