Principal Accountant (Financial Performance)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/08/2021 23:45
£45,903 - £50,250
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Closing date:
1 Aug
Further Information


A career at Northumbria Police is like no other. We are passionate about where we live and what we do, we deliver exceptional support to our communities and we work together to make our local area a safer place for us all. Ours is an organisation with real purpose, and our police staff roles offer you the chance to be part of something that really matters.

If you’re a qualified accountant with experience of managing a finance team, and you’re looking a role where your skills can really make a difference to more than just the bottom line, this could be the role for you.

As a Principal Accountant, you will be part of the Finance Senior Management Team responsible for delivering all aspects of a dynamic and efficient Finance Department, supporting the planning and management of the Force's strategic financial plans. It’ll be a fast-paced role, where your team will be primarily responsible for the preparation, monitoring and closing of the annual revenue budgets.

The key elements of the role include:

• Managing the welfare, recruitment, appraisal, development and discipline of the Financial Performance Team; ensuring that learning and development needs are identified, delivered and supported.

• Leading on Revenue Monitoring and reporting for both Northumbria Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria.

• Statutory, legislative and Home Office reporting.

• Innovative ways of accessing additional funding.

• Apprenticeship Monitoring.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service. We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

What essential skills will I need?

• A fully qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent).

• Exceptional verbal/written/presenting skills to help you liaise with others with tact and sensitivity.

• Experience of managing/supervising Finance staff

• The ability to prioritise and complete multiple complex responsibilities simultaneously.

• Evidence of Continuous Personal Development.

• A proven track record of problem solving and analytical skills (able to interpret data to identify opportunities and risk).

• Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills at all levels.

• Strong influencing skills.

• Professional resilience and high degree of self-motivation.

• Technically competent in the use of Financial Accounting systems and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

It would also be desirable for you to have had experience and knowledge of working within a public sector organisation, however this is not essential.

Vetting level:

Management Vetting (MV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed. A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition Team.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

A large number of the Finance Department teams are currently working from home and in future will have a blended approach to working which will incorporate home working with some office-based engagements.

Vacancy Contact

For further information regarding the above post please contact Kevin Laing (Head of Finance) via email at kevin.laing.4972@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.