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Finance Liaison Officer

West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service
Based at WMFS Headquarters, Birmingham - Hybrid
£41,418 - £43,421 (SCP 33-35) (2024/25 pay award pending)
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Police / Fire & rescue
Contract Type
Full Time

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) serves a population of nearly three million people across seven local authority areas, with a net budget of £130m. 
We are a well-run organisation, rated outstanding by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) in our overall effectiveness and named the UK’s Most Inclusive Employer in both 2022-23 and 2023-24. We are committed to making the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier.

There is an opportunity to join our Financial Management team as a Finance Liaison Officer. Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will be responsible for:
providing strategic financial advice and challenge to budget holders across the organisation, supporting resource management and internal financial control and governance preparation of monthly budget monitoring and forecast reports identifying, investigating and supporting the reduction of cost pressures and savings opportunities  supporting the production of the medium-term financial plan and annual budget setting process supporting the production of the annual statement of accounts and external audit.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, with experience of business partnering – someone with a can-do attitude and analytical skills, able to articulate financial information to a range of stakeholders. 

Whist an understanding of local government finance would be an advantage, it is not essential. If you are not currently fully qualified but actively studying, we  provide opportunities to continue a funded CCAB qualification.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Rebecca Yates, Finance Manager:

To apply, please provide an up-to-date copy of your CV and complete the application statement, outlining your skills and experiences in line with the job description.

WMFS offers a friendly working environment with good terms and conditions, including:

  • flexible/agile working arrangements
  • generous flexi- time scheme
  • free, on-site gym facilities
  • access to our in-house occupational health facility - including occupational health and fitness advisors, sports therapist, physiotherapist, CBT therapist, counsellors
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • wellbeing programmes
  • free car parking
  • Sports and Welfare scheme (for a small fee) - access to discounted products and services.

We welcome applications from all eligible candidates. However, as women and Black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) employees are currently under-represented in our management roles, we particularly encourage applications from these groups.  

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 17th May 2024

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