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Finance & Audit Manager

Insignis

Camden

Permanent

£54000 - £62000/annum

NW18NS

Posted: 19/11/2022

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Finance & Audit Manager
Camden/Remote | Up to £62,000 per annum (+£2835 London Living Allowance) | Start 2023

We are working alongside one of the UK's largest police organisations to support them in the recruitment of a Finance & Audit Manager on a permanent basis. This role will be on a hybrid model of 2 days office, 3 days remote and stationed out of the Camden Office in North London.

Role Responsibilities

Finance and reporting

· Develop, monitor and prepare periodic reporting on the company budget of approximately £2.7m.
· Report progress in the delivery of the budget and highlight any risk areas to the BTPA CFO and the Performance and Delivery Committee.
· Drive a close working relationship between the company Finance teams including the development, allocation, execution and follow up of mutual agenda items.
· Lead the company in the preparation of the Annual Report and Statements of Account for the British Transport Police Fund, including relevant detailed disclosures. Draft sections as necessary, including the Governance Statement. Liaise with company Finance department, external auditors and utilise Government guidance to ensure completeness and accuracy of disclosures.
· Liaise with the subsidiaries to establish reporting requirements and co-ordination of statutory and non-statutory returns to the them and other government bodies. Provide assurance over these prior to submission.

Internal/External Audit

· Manage the Internal Audit of the company including developing the annual internal audit plan, agreeing scope of reviews, reviewing internal audit reports, reviewing/providing management responses to internal audit findings and reporting to the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC).
· Oversee the external audit of the Statutory Accounts of the company fund. Work with the National Audit Office (NAO) and their representatives and the finance team to ensure an effective and efficient audit process.
· Maintain an assurance map to guide ARAC and other Committees where assurance is obtained through the three Lines of Defence. Ensure continuous development and improvement of the company Oversight Map.
· Attend company assurance Boards to provide scrutiny and oversight, and report back to the company Senior Leadership team and Members.

Board Reporting/Committee Management
· Manage the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) throughout the year, including working directly with the CFO, Committee Chair and Board Secretary on the annual plans, agendas and commissioning, preparation of reports and papers, and review of minutes.
· Maintain ARAC Member knowledge through the provision of induction information, ongoing relevant information and arranging training sessions where relevant.
· Create dashboards and other monitoring reports where applicable for delivery to the ARAC.
· Manage the financial inputs of the company to the Performance & Delivery Committee and understand their position in the broader context of the organisation's performance.

Risk Management and Controls

· Support the company to continually assess and review the key risks across the organisation, ensuring focus on the higher risk areas including providing input to, and regular maintenance of, the risk register. This covers both operational risk as well as all other strategic risks within the business.
· Oversee the counter-fraud strategy, ensuring organisation-wide adoption and continued focus on fraud awareness and prevention.
· Liaise across the organisation to ensure the annual Management Assurance Report (MAR) is submitted to governing body in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure continued focus throughout the year by company on the development and delivery of the MAR action plans and provide independent review and testing of evidence of actions undertaken.
· Oversee the reporting and monitoring of internal control deficiencies and subsequent remedial actions.
· Develop, monitor and maintain company's own risk register.

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

Fully Qualified Accountant - ACCA, CIMA, ACA
3 Years' PQE with experience in public financial setting or an understanding of government finance
Knowledge and experience of auditing (internal and external) and risk management processes including the statutory requirements
Strong communications skills and experience of stakeholder management

Wish to Apply?

Send your updated CV to Anna Curtis at Insignis Talent -

Closing Date for Applications
Friday 2nd December 2022

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