G5 Finance Officer (Payroll) Full Time

  • National Crime Agency

G5 Finance Officer (Payroll)

National Crime Agency

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 13th July 2020

Location: Bristol

Salary: £27,664

About the job


Utilising your experience of working in a payroll or pensions team, you will manage aspects of the monthly Payroll / Pensions accounting processes as part of the Payroll team.

This is a key role to support the overall provision of a Financial service to the National Crime Agency (NCA) with a direct impact on protecting the public from serious and organised crime.

Job description

Finance works to plan and prioritise our resource and capital expenditure, supports our investment and capability strategy, provides analysis on value for money and evaluation of options for any investment opportunity, and ensures compliance with our statutory, regulatory and corporate governance duties. You will use your experience of working in a pensions or payroll team to manage aspects of the NCA payroll and pensions processes.


• Manage aspects of the pensions / payroll to support the business.
• Provide advice on all aspects of pay and pension including the effect of any changes to taxation and pension regulations.
• Ensure that payroll and pension systems are maintained and that either function delivers an effective overall service, in line with business requirements and both statutory and regulatory duties.
• Provide effective and timely financial and management reports, in line with business requirements and both statutory and regulatory duties, including supporting documentation to audit standard, ensuring that NCA complies with general accounting standards and NCA’s corporate governance requirements.
• Provide regular written analysis that summarises and analyses financial activity, including the identification and explanation for variances.
• Support and deputise as necessary the G4 Pension / Payroll in providing advice on all aspects of pensions and payroll.
• Identify improvements to the effectiveness and efficiency of the NCA business, including Finance internal systems and processes, so that accurate and consistent information is produced together with ad hoc reports as and when required.
• Provide support to the business to include policy development, planning, performance, service delivery and governance.
• Research, draft, develop, collate, co-ordinate and disseminate management information, policies, reports, briefings and business plans (as required).
• Build good working relationships with internal and external partners.
• Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of data/information, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and a duty of care in line with NCA policy.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Basic knowledge of PAYE and occupational pension scheme administration’
  • Experience of analysing information from a range of sources.
  • Excellent interpersonal / customer service skills.
  • Experience of working in a pension or payroll team

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • Basic knowledge of PAYE and occupational pension scheme administration’
  • Experience of analysing information from a range of sources.
  • Excellent interpersonal / customer service skills.



If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue you membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:

• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.


Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
If you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must submit your application by 23:55 on 13th July 2020.

Sift results are expected to be released week commencing 10th August 2020.

Interviews will take place throughout August and September 2020 – locations to be confirmed.

Should you be successful at sift but cannot attend on the interview date(s) listed the recruitment team cannot guarantee an alternative date. Please contact the recruitment team.

Once submitted your application will be acknowledged by the Government Recruitment Service.

A panel will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the Entry Criteria section.

Please note depending on the volume of applications a Longlist at sift may be conducted on following criteria:

• Experience of working in a pension or payroll team

Candidates must pass this criteria for their application to be progressed.

Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.

You will then be asked to attend an interview in order to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence.

Full details of the assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

We encourage all candidates to thoroughly review the candidate pack which explains the role further before submitting an application.

If you have any specific queries about the role that is not covered by the candidate pack, please contact: ncarecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : NCA Recruitment Team – GRS
Email : ncarecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Recruitment team :
Email : ncarecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint in relation to any stage of the recruitment and selection process please email Central.recruitment@nca.gov.uk. please ensure that you refer to the campaign reference number. If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint you have the right to contact the Civil Service Commission to pursue it further. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here to visit Civil Service Commission

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