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Chief Finance Officer

Surrey’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), David Munro, is responsible for overseeing the work of Surrey Police, holding the Chief Constable to account and helping to tackle the crime issues that matter to local people. Every elected PCC must, by law, employ a Chief Finance Officer to support them in the exercise of their statutory duties.  They will also act as Local Government Finance Action 1988 Section 151 Officer, with a remit to draw the PCC’s attention to any possible financial maladministration or contravention of law.

As the PCC’s professional advisor on all financial matters, you will drive the delivery of his Police and Crime Plan through effective resourcing, good governance and financial management. As part of the Commissioner’s Senior Leadership Team, you will work closely with the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer to implement strategy.

As the Chief Finance Officer, you will be adept at working in a political environment and share the PCC’s ambition to ensure Surrey residents receive the best possible policing services.  You will be skilled at formulating and implementing sound financial strategy so that public money is used appropriately, economically, efficiently and effectively.

You must hold a full CCAB qualification, preferably CIPFA and have significant senior level experience. This post is politically restricted. 

Closing date: noon, Wednesday 9th October 2019.

Interviews will be held 4th and 5th November 2019.

Apply online via the jobs pages of Surrey Police’s website - here

If you have any queries about this job, please contact Ian Perkin, Chief Finance Officer on 01483 630200 or email Further information about the role is also available on the Surrey PCC’s website -

£80,559 per annum

Chief Finance Officer

Guildford, UK

Published on 1 Dec 2019