Strategic Accountant - MPS Financial Oversight
London - 54,782 - 61,490 per annum + benefits

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 19 April 2017

The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) exists to consult Londoners on how they want their city to be policed and makes sure that their voices are heard. Since it was established in 2012, it has achieved significant success namely substantially cutting costs in the MPS to reinvest in technology and the front line, disposing of underutilised buildings and assets and improving the level of service to victims of crime in the capital.

Over the coming months MOPAC will be working with the Mayoralty and the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to maximise resources, and ensure transformation of London’s policing is supported by strong oversight and governance.  To help achieve this they are recruiting two Strategic Accountants to provide the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime with high quality strategic financial advice on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Metropolitan Police Service.

The focus of the role is the financial governance of the MPS, in line with the Police and Crime Plan, across a portfolio that will include major transformational change programmes, digital policing, and major commercial contracts. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out financial appraisals of new developments, policies and other initiatives with the MPS
  • Ensuring value for money is achieved wherever possible and to critically challenge internal and external customers
  • Advising on financial implications of processes and decisions
  • Providing financial analysis and interpretation of relevant new legislation, government initiatives and other developments

To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant, with the ability to see the bigger picture, able to inspire staff and delivery partners to engage with the long term vision and purpose of MOPAC. Previous experience of managing budgets alongside planning and managing projects is essential as is significant experience of business case appraisals.

To apply for the role please send through a copy of your CV alongside a supporting statement to mopac@allenlane.co.uk . The supporting statement should be no more then two pages and should highlight why you are interested in the role and your relevant experience. 

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