Job Title: Finance Analyst - CTP
Salary: £49,940 to £54,649 plus a location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £49,940 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £54,649 will be via incremental progression.
Location: Across London with hybrid working
Ready to support Counter Terrorism Policing?
To tackle evolving terrorist threats, we need to work as effectively as we can. That means making the most of our resources and using our funds wisely. As a Finance Analyst, you’ll be at the heart of this work, advising contacts throughout Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP), government and the security services. Join us and play your part in keeping the country safe.
Your main task will be to help the Strategic Finance Business Partner support Counter Terrorism Policing. You’ll work across four main areas: National CT Policing; CT Policing within the Met; Specialist Operations; and individual operational command units within Specialist Operations.
Whatever team you’re working with, the goal will be the same: to help them achieve value for money whilst meeting policing needs. You’ll provide varied support, from finance business partnering and assistance with projects, to grant management and help with assurance and audits. Along with sound analysis, you’ll provide insight, challenge and direction; modelling options to deliver the best solutions.
It’s a role for a full or part CCAB-qualified accountant with proven experience in analytical support. Thanks to this background, you’ll be used to explaining complex data in an easy-to-grasp way. Good communication and people skills will be a big help. Beyond that, you’ll need an organised approach, problem solving abilities and plenty of motivation.
Discover a fascinating role that’s at the heart of protecting the UK public. As part of the Met, you can expect a range of benefits plus excellent training and the chance to develop.
The Finance Analyst will support the Deputy Finance Partner (working alongside operational and non-operational colleagues throughout the MPS and the distributed National CT Policing network) to ensure that CT Policing achieves value for money and maximises value from the services it delivers whilst meeting the needs of the Business. By providing appropriate support, insight, challenge and direction at an operational level, including modelling options, to identify and deliver the optimum solutions to maximise VfM.
• Building relationships with business areas, service delivery leads and external partners, ensuring that the CTP HQ Finance function works effectively and efficiently within CTP HQ, the MPS, the Specialist Operations Business Group and across the CT network.
• Supporting capability leads, influencing managers and leaders and providing robust financial analysis to support decision-making and deliver value for money for the MPS and CT Policing as a whole.
• Identifying key risks and opportunities affecting CT/PS objectives through timely analysis regarding actual results and forecasts, proposing options to ensure the organisation achieves its operational goals, whilst continually reducing costs and improving performance.
• Supporting the Deputy Finance Business Partner with the design, build and maintenance of costing models that address structure and service issues. The analysis should address the commercial needs of the business and focus on identifying areas of improvements, controlling spend and continually analysing critical categories of expenditure in order to help implement the financial strategy.
• Supporting producing the national budget and strategic planning process for both the Counter Terrorism (CT) Policing Grant and Protective Security Grants. This will include maintaining and updating the Medium Term Financial Plan and reviewing the financial implications of funding bids submitted to the Home Office for new initiatives/unplanned operations that arise in year. Working with MPS Corporate Finance as necessary;
• Partnering existing and emerging change projects and programmes, including supporting the production of business cases, financial assurance and advice;
• Monitoring expenditure and income, ensuring the production of quality management accounts and reporting for both internal stakeholders across the network and external third parties. Liaising with FBPs throughout the MPS and Shared Service Centre colleagues as necessary;
• Ensure value for money by seeking commercial opportunities including income generation and cost recovery where appropriate.
• Supporting the production of regular financial management information on CT Policing and Protective Security Grant, including Efficiency and Change Projects, to key stakeholders.
• Working collaboratively with all CTP HQ Pillars, including the Human Resources function (in support of workforce planning), Strategy Planning and Performance, Change, ICT, Commercial and National Business Managers;
• Attending meetings as appropriate with OCUs, CTPHQ Pillars, MPS Support Services, MPS Corporate Finance, CT Network etc.
• Monitoring SSCL transactional services and interrogating MPS systems as necessary.
• Providing support for ad hoc projects including support for business planning, assessing investment business cases and reviewing contract bids.
This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.
To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV and Personal Statement. These should outline how your training, skills, qualifications and experience fit with the job description, why you want the role and what you can bring. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 28th September 2021
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
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