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R0134 Management Accountant

Grade: 9 £47,058 – £50,250

Directly responsible to: Chief Finance Officer

Directly responsible for: Accountancy Assistant

Permanent

Location:  Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Lloyd House,

Birmingham City Centre

Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 27th May 2022

Interviews to take place: w/c 6th June 2022

This is a politically restricted post

The Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is an alliance of organisations working together to reduce violence within the West Midlands. We are seeking a Management Accountant to come and join the Unit, hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to work with the VRU that is working to prevent and reduce violence across the West Midlands. You need to have extensive experience of managing the production of monitoring reports & outturn forecasts. And be able to demonstrate ability to work with project leads to challenge and scrutinising forecasts / spending and to advise on appropriate courses of action in the light of variances from budget.

You will be skilled in developing effective financial management arrangements and evidence of implementing continuous improvement to process and procedures. You will have good knowledge of financial governance principles and systems such as Oracle financials. You will be able to work as part of the VRU’s senior leadership team to generate innovative value for money options, and/or delivering medium-term cost-effective business solutions. You’ll take responsibility for planning and monitoring revenue budget and for medium term financial and service planning, and support our delivery partners (mainly charitable organisations, of all sizes) in their sustainability planning.

You will be required to work as part of a local and a regional team, who are based in a range of multi-agency settings, along with an element of remote working. You must be able to work well with a range of professionals, building effective relationships in order to respond to the violence reduction partnerships strategic plans.  You will be expected to attend a range of multi-agency forums and meetings and be confident in presenting information verbally in those settings, as well as through the production of high-quality written reports.

The West Midlands is a vibrant and diverse part of the country and the VRU is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a personal commitment to promoting diversity and racial equality. This role is politically restricted.

Why work for us?

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to the reduction and prevention of crime, so by joining us you’ll be actively contributing to improving the West Midlands region. You will get to work alongside great people who are passionate about driving improvement and change! In return for your valued contribution we provide an impressive employee benefits package:  

  • Diverse, Inclusive and supportive organisation
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working from home policy
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Access to an employee benefits package
  • Committed to being an anti-racist and trauma informed organisation

Click here to learn more: Working for us

Our values

It is important to us that every employee is committed to and share our organisational values:

We behave with INTEGRITY and HONESTY in all we do. We work OBJECTIVELY and IMPARTIALLY

to support the Police and Crime Commissioner and each other to achieve the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan.

We support each other by driving INCLUSIVITY within our interaction with each other and the public.

For more information about the Violence Reduction Unit visit: https://westmidlands-vru.org/. For an informal confidential conversation in relation to this post please contact Mark Kenyon by e-mailing: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 27th May 2022. Interviews will take place virtually on w/c 6th June 2022

Please note we do not accept CV’s. To download an application form please visit: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/your-commissioner/working-for-the-police-and-crime-commissioner or telephone 0121 626 6060.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

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