Finance Assistant / Admin

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Finance Assistant / Admin
Contract / Temporary

Thames Valley BL TCL 362878

Posted: 9th July 2024 11:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.84 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 08:00/08:30 – 16:00/16:30

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Finance Assistant / Admin

Reference no: Thames Valley BL TCL 362878

Pay Rate: £14.84 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, 08:00/08:30 – 16:00/16:30

This opening assignment is for 6 months


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NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 5 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

A Finance Assistant is required to be responsible for providing financial administrative support in the provision of accurate, timely and appropriate accounting records and management information. To provide correct and consistent financial advice/guidance across the Force.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for keeping up to date and maintaining accurate and timely accounting records in accordance with legislation, accounting standards, and force and data retention regulations. Ensure financial records are maintained to align with audit requirements.
  • Accurate and timely update of financial systems used to manage the Force’s circa £530m revenue budget and £35m capital budget.
  • Complete any routine administrative functions (including review of requisitions / ECRISs/ raising SSAMI request to invoice customers/accounting for income received) within the department. Manage Outlook and SSAMi inboxes, deal with the queries and provide guidance as appropriate. Contribute to the development and enhancement of the Force’s intranet page.
  • Enable informed decision-making by analysing, collating, extracting, reconciling and manipulating financial data. Ensuring timely and accurate reconciliation and resolution of control accounts to ensure effective stewardship of public funds.
  • Undertake initial investigations into financial processes and financial data, raising issues and concerns to aid the internal audit process.
  • Own and undertake specific tasks in accordance to the agreed statutory yearend timetable.
  • Provide financial administrative advice to other members of the Force ensuring adherence to financial regulations.
  • Any other duties allocated by Management as and when required.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Attained AAT level 2 or equivalent qualification or willing to work towards achieving.
  • Good standard of education with a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 9-4/A*-C, including maths or equivalent qualifications.
  • Applicants who do not have the required GCSEs but possess relevant qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Recent experience of working in a financial or administration environment including the provision of accurate, timely and appropriate accounting records.
  • Experience of working in a large organisation and knowledge of the public sector would be an advantage.
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles and practices.


 Skills & Abilities:

  • Skilled in using Microsoft Excel for financial data analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to maintain and manage financial records.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Proactive in identifying and resolving financial discrepancies and issues.
  • Good level of computer literacy especially MS office applications, Excel and databases.
  • Proven ability to produce accurate and reliable data.
  • Proven ability to work as a team member and independently.


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Finance Assistant / Admin
Client Category: Police Force

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Client Category: Police Force

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