Finance and Audit Manager (BTPA)

Full Time
£52,519.58 to £62,212.31 (dependent on experience)

Finance and Audit Manager is required for a permanent role on a full time or part time basis paying £52,519.58 to £62,212.31 pro rata (dependent on experience) plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum with British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) based in Force Headquarters, Camden, London.

This role is currently hybrid with 40% office based and 60% home working but there is flexibility.


The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is the independent oversight body of the British Transport Police (BTP). It was formally established under the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 and is responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective police force for rail operators, their staff and passengers. Its duties and functions are similar to those of the Scottish Police Authority or a Police and Crime Commissioner in England and Wales, but it oversees a force that is responsible for policing a much wider area – the railways of Great Britain.


BTPA is made up of fifteen Members appointed by the Department for Transport and supported by a small Executive Team. Members provide knowledge and experience of issues that concern passengers, the railway industry, railway employees and the devolved nations.


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 role of Finance and Audit Manager is perfect for an ambitious, dynamic individual who is seeking the opportunity for greater ownership and autonomy to build relationships, add value and make a difference. 


As Finance and Audit Manager with BTPA you will take a leading role in the effective management of finance and internal controls, including oversight of risk management and internal/external audit of the BTPA.


Partner with colleagues and stakeholders across the Authority, BTP and government to collate assurance and reporting across the three Lines of Defence to enable the BTPA Executive and Members to maintain appropriate oversight of the Force.


Develop reports to Members to support effective engagement with Committees. Drive the risk management agenda with a focus on embedding risk management within the organisation and continuous controls improvement. 


Develop and manage the BTPA budget.


Further information about the role can be found in the candidate pack.


The successful Finance and Audit Manager will be required to evidence the following:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Experience of audit (internal/external) and risk management processes, including all statutory requirements
  • Knowledge of internal controls
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders, and be able to present complex reports and information in high quality, concise and easy to understand formats
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • High level of Microsoft Office 365, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of the police, public sector and/or rail industry
  • Further information can be found in the candidate pack


If you are interested in applying for this role then please review the Candidate Pack and do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you:


  • Starting salary of £52,519.58 to £62,212.31 pro rata (dependent on experience) plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum
  • Yearly base salary increments
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
  • Family friendly policies including up to 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave
  • Bespoke benefits platform and access to Blue Light Card
  • Development opportunities including fully funded apprenticeships
  • Employee assistance programme and dedicated wellbeing hub
  • Private health care

How to apply:

Submit a CV and 2 page supporting statement in one document (more information available in the candidate pack). The supporting statement should provide clear examples of similar work that you have done under each of the main headings in the accountabilities section i.e. Finance and Reporting, Internal/External Audit, Board Reporting/Committee Management, Risk Management and Controls. The evidence provided must be specific and focused on your personal involvement, experience, actions and the resultant outcome. Your supporting statement should demonstrate you have the key qualities and attributes outlined in the knowledge, skills and experience section above. 


BTPA is an employer who cares about the impact we have on the environment and the wider challenges of climate change, and as such we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through offsetting by 2035.


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 / 5 YEARS (dependant on the level of vetting required of the role). You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police Authority when you start your application and you must answer honestly.


Internal candidates must have completed their probation for their current substantive posting and can only apply in tenure if Head of Department approval is emailed to prior to the vacancy closing. Internal candidates must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance and that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date. A minimum indicator of 3 / developing' or' 'Indicator 5 / no rating must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.


BTPA has undertaken a review of Police Staff pensions and as a result of this the Police Staff pension will be changing. The current police staff pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which is administered by the Railways Pension scheme. The new pension scheme which is launching is a Defined Contribution scheme which is administered by Royal London. The new pension scheme is awaiting formal approval and an introductory date is not finalised. The earliest this will be is November 2022. If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team –

This opportunity is closed to applications.