Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the region, with an annual turnover of c£550million, providing high quality acute, elective and specialist care to a population of more than 612,000 people. The Trust was formed in 2002 with the merger of Gloucestershire Royal and East Gloucestershire NHS Trusts, becoming one of the first Foundation Trusts in the country and runs Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals, as well as Stroud Maternity Unit. Doctors and nurses also see patients at clinics in all of the smaller hospitals across the county. The hospitals are district general hospitals with a great tradition of providing high quality hospital services; some specialist departments are concentrated at either Cheltenham General or Gloucestershire Royal hospitals, to make best use of the expertise and specialist equipment needed. In recent years there has been significant financial investment at both hospitals, resulting in state-of-the-art buildings and facilities for patients with further investment being made to improve services across their sites.
The Trust has been on a tremendous journey in recent years. Having selected the best Executive leaders from the UK’s healthcare industry and along with the support and dedication of the Trusts staff, they have steered the organisation towards financial sustainability as well as achieving an overall improved rating of ‘good’ from the CQC, with some areas marked ‘outstanding’. As a result, the Trust have invested heavily in people and resources and have undergone a major restructuring programme in corporate areas, enabling them to bolster the finance team ensuring they have the resources in place to be best in class, as well being equipped to influence and shape the direction of travel whilst supporting the organisation on their journey to ‘outstanding’.
Reporting to the Head of Financial Services you will be a pivotal member of the Senior Finance Team and will support in a number of key areas around financial accounting, capital accounting and treasury management.
You will have responsibility for supporting all aspects of financial accounting including annual accounts, preparing various monthly, quarterly and annual reports, ensuring capital expenditure is managed correctly, providing VAT advice, support the management of the Trusts working capital and cash resources and ensure strong financial control procedures.
As a technically strong qualified Accountant you will have substantial financial accounting experience in a complex environment and will be proactive and decisive. You will need a working knowledge of IFRS and be comfortable providing specialist technical support across the team and wider organisation. Experience of preparing annual accounts is essential as is an excellent understanding of accounting process and audit requirements.
For the right candidates, this unique opportunity to work collaboratively as an NHS Finance professional with a dynamic and driven team on their journey to ‘outstanding’ will certainly present career defining opportunities, as well as substantial personal and professional development.
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