Finance, Audit and Risk Manager (BTPA)

BTPA HQ, The Forum, 74-80 Camden Street, NW1 0EG
Full Time
£48,178 to £57,404
Only areas within Greater London are entitled to this allowance.

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is recruiting to the role of Finance, Audit & Risk Manager on a permanent basis.

The primary collective purpose of the BTPA Executive is to support the Authority Members in their role to ensure the efficient and effective policing of the railways. This is delivered through the fulfilment of the Authority’s statutory duties. These, however, form only a part of the work that is required to be completed by the Authority and Executive. The independence and calibre of this team in providing independent scrutiny, a second line of assurance, transparency and openness is critical to ensuring public confidence and accountability.

Now in particular is a great time to work for the BTPA Executive. The successful candidate would be joining the team at a time of increased engagement, collaboration with train companies and other external stakeholders and this role will be integral in preparing for these conversations. Internally, BTPA is overseeing the implementation within BTP of a challenging transformation programme to deliver £30 million in efficiencies over the next 3 years.

The BTPA is seeking a dynamic and proactive individual, who has the ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders.

Principal Accountabilities

Finance and Reporting

1. Develop, monitor and prepare periodic reporting on the BTPA budget of approximately £2.5m.

2. Report progress in the delivery of the budget and highlight any risk areas to the BTPA Treasurer and the Performance and Delivery Committee.

3. Drive a close working relationship between the BTP and Authority Finance teams including the development, allocation, execution and follow up of mutual agenda items.

4. Coordinate the Authority and the BTP in the preparation of the Annual Report and Statements of Account for the British Transport Police Fund, including relevant detailed disclosures. Liaise with BTP Finance department, external auditors and utilise Government guidance to ensure completeness and accuracy of disclosures.

5. Liaise with the DfT to establish reporting requirements to DfT and co-ordination of statutory and non-statutory returns to the DfT and other government bodies.


Internal/External Audit

6. Manage the Internal Audit of the Authority and BTP including developing the annual internal audit plan, reviewing internal audit reports, reviewing/providing management responses to internal audit findings and reporting to the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

7. Oversee the external audit of the statutory accounts of the British Transport Police Fund. Working with the National Audit Office and their representatives and the BTP finance team to ensure an effective and efficient audit process.


Authority Committees

8. Manage the Audit & Risk Committee throughout the year, including working directly with the CFO on the annual plans, agendas, preparation of reports and papers, and review of minutes.

9. Create dashboards and other monitoring reports for delivery to the Audit and Risk Committee.

10. Manage the financial inputs of the BTP and Authority to the Performance & Delivery Committee and understand their position in the broader context of the organisation’s performance


Risk Management and Controls

11. Work alongside the BTP 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.

12. Lead the development of a fraud strategy, ensuring organisation-wide adoption and continued focus on fraud prevention.

13. Liaise across the organisation to ensure the annual Management Assurance Report (MAR) is submitted to DfT in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure continued focus throughout the year on the development and delivery of the MAR action plans, and provide independent review and testing of evidence of actions undertaken.



14. Build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, across multiple networks.

15. Provide accurate information and reporting to Department for Transport (DfT) on Risk and Controls.

16. The post-holder will be required to make decisions, interpret relevant financial regulations including the ‘Managing Public Money’ framework, use Government guidance and statutory and regulatory accounting frameworks where necessary.

ultiple stakeholders.

The full-time salary for the post is based on a seven-point scale from £48,178 to £57,404 per annum, dependent on experience. In addition you will receive London allowance £2,520.


How to apply

You are asked to submit your application by way of a CV and supporting statement providing clear examples of similar work that you have done under each of the main headings in the accountabilities section. The evidence provided must be specific and focused on your personal involvement, experience and actions. Your supporting statement should demonstrate you have the key qualities and attributes outlined in the knowledge, skills and experience section outlined above.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Sarah McGarel, Chief Financial Officer on 020 7383 3844 or at

Applications should be sent as follows:

By email to:

The closing date for applications is 10am on 20 January 2019.



This opportunity is closed to applications.