1 month ago

Deputy Financial Controller

West Midlands 40.1K - 45.8K Hybrid Working, NHS Pension Permanent

Job Reference: 893270KK

The finance team at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust are seeking to appoint a Deputy Financial Controller to support the Financial Controller with the day to day performance management of the Systems and Reporting finance team.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, supportive, hardworking and high achieving finance team to further your NHS finance career, or to make the transition into the NHS from another sector.

The Trust has an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. They aim for their employees to thrive and offer every opportunity for development, supporting individuals to help them fulfil their ambitions and empower them to make positive changes within their team or service.

The Systems and Reporting finance team is responsible for producing internal and external reporting summarising the Trust’s financial position, including corporate reporting to the Board, the submission of Trust financial reports to the Department of Health (via NHS Improvement, NHS England or other such body) as well as external bodies such as Monitor. Internally the post holder supports all statutory/NHS Accounts ensuring these represent a true and fair view and meet financial timescales and legal requirements, interpreting guidance where this is required.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the financial controller in the preparation of internal and external reporting
  • Be responsible for assisting the Financial Controller in ensuring that the integrity of

               internal financial systems is maintained

  • Support the Financial Controller in ensuring that all statutory / NHS Accounts and returns represent a true and fair view
  • Work with the Financial Controller on the financial accounting timetable, workload and action plan
  • Take ownership of the Trust’s Fixed Asset register, ensuring that it is reconciled to the General Ledger on a monthly basis, and leading on internal and external reporting in respect of the Trust’s capital programme
  • Oversee the effective and efficient management of cash and working capital
  • Work with external and internal audit to ensure efficient and effective delivery of their work pogrammes
  • Provide professional advice to all operational staff on the adherence to the Trust Standing Financial Orders and Instructions
  • Undertake detailed work which will lead to the controlled flow and management of the

               Trust’s total cash resources

  • Oversee the processes for debt collection of the Trust’s income
  • Ensure that appropriate records are maintained in a timely manner to record and monitor activity on the Trust’s bank accounts

This role is suited to a fully qualified accountant with financial accounting experience from within the NHS, wider public sector, or similarly large and complex organisations.

The ideal candidate will be a highly driven, enthusiastic and energetic individual with excellent Excel skills, the ability to handle large volumes of complex data, and demonstrate a real understanding of the importance of a robust balance sheet.

Ideally candidates will have experience of leading small teams, good knowledge of capital, and be confident liaising with internal and external auditors.

This is a hybrid role, requiring 2 days per week on site in Worcester. There may be more time required on site initially for training purposes.

CY Executive Resourcing Ltd have been instructed by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust to act as their recruitment partner.

For further information including a full job description or a confidential discussion, please speak to Kathryn Knight.

To apply, please submit your full CV and covering letter to Kathryn before the closing date:

10:00 am Friday 14th October 2022

 *We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient interest be achieved.

Kathryn Knight

Senior Business Manager



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