Deputy Director of Finance - Decision Support

Camden Street
Full Time
Only areas within Greater London are entitled to this allowance.

Deputy Director of Finance – Decision Support is required for a permanent contract role paying up to £82,134.23 & £2,570 London Allowance per annum with British Transport Police (BTP) based in British Transport Police, Force Headquarters, Camden, London. 

BTP is the national police Force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As Deputy Director of Finance – Decision Support with BTP you will
be responsible for the management of the Business Partner team, Management Information and Analytics team and the Financial Strategy team.

As Deputy Director of Finance – Decision Support you will be required to:

  • Manage the Management Information and analytics function in producing financial reporting information to assist budget holders in managing their budgets and assisting senior decision makers in making informed decisions based on robust financial information.
  • Lead on managing the budgetary delegation process, overseeing budget profiling, completion of period end activities, top down and bottom up processes, advise and facilitation on corrective action, reporting to Chief Officers and the Authority.
  • Investment appraisal of business cases and assessing affordability and value for money in business cases.
  • Lead on providing financial and commercial financial advice for service development and major projects.
  • Developing and implementing effective systems for monthly and quarterly reporting and forecasting.
  • Be an ambassador for the Department, representing the Finance Director as required.


Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description and the Deputy Director of Finance Candidate Pack.

The successful Deputy Director of Finance – Decision Support will be required to evidence the following skills:

  • Assess the costs and benefits of implementing internal and external audit recommendations and advising the Finance Director accordingly.
  • Decide on the appropriate budgetary spend envelope to ensure a balanced budget is set and the longer term financial sustainability of the organisation is maintained
  • Advise the Finance Director and the Finance Committee on management actions to address any financial variances between actual and budgeted expenditure and promote value for money and affordability implications of project and program initiatives.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders


The successful Deputy Director of Finance – Decision Support will be required to evidence the following qualifications and experience:

  • Member of one of the five Consultative Committees of Accounting Bodies i.e. ACCA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAI or ICAS or European or International equivalent qualification.
  • Excellent communications skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in a senior management team within a financial function
  • Track record of building strong relationship with a wide range of organisation and delivering successful outcomes.


If you are interested in applying to this Deputy Director of Finance – Decision Support role then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • Salary up to £82,134.23 & £2,570 London Allowance 
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Final salary pension scheme
  • Other benefits include a bespoke BTP rewards platform and various salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and many high street and online retail discounts


To apply for this position you must please include a copy of your CV and a detailed covering letter (address to Tracey Martin, Director of Finance & Commercial Services) which should be uploaded as one document during the online application process).

As soon as suitable applicants are highlighted they will be invited for interview.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

Candidates internal to BTP must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance, that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date, that a ‘Competent’ rating, or above, was achieved on the last reporting year PDR and they have completed their tenure period (12 months) for current substantive posting.


This opportunity is closed to applications.