Finance Opportunites in the NHS

Key Positions within the Finance Team

High calibre candidates are always sought to strengthen teams and usually offer excellent development and progression prospects. Vacancies that we typically see coming up include:

A. Management Accountant

Salary range: £19,217 – £41,373 p.a.

Much of the time of a Management Accountant will be spent working with operational budget holders to understand their positions and to support them with areas which need to be changed or adapted. The post typically carries study support for achieving a CCAB accounting qualification.

B. Cost Accountant

Salary range: £26,302 – £48,034 p.a.

A Cost Accountand reports to the Head of Costing. The post generally has a wide remit, supporting the production of annual integrated reference costs and education costing returns, cluster based tariff reports for CCGs, and the implementation of PLICS (Patient Level Information Costing). The post generally requires individuals that are capable of managing complex data sets and to be a least part-qualified to CCAB level or equivalent.

C. Assistant Financial Accountant

Salary range: £21,909 – £35,225 p.a.

This role assists in the completion of the Trust’s monthly, quarterly and annual NHSiMonitor returns and the control of the Trust’s Balance Sheet ensuring control accounts are reconciled. The Assistant Financial Accountant will also plan, organise and supervise the Capital, Charitable Accounting and System Support section.

D. Financial Systems Manager

Salary range: £31,383 – £48,034 p.a.

The Finance Systems Manager provides application support for the Finance Department and ensures the integrity of finance systems coding structure. In addition, the post holder's duties will include:

  • Developing and maintaining reporting software and data repository to ensure quality information is delivered to users through a range of media, in accordance with departmental timetables or user requirements

  • Discussing information needs with finance managers, providing advice and guidance on their requirements and translate these requests into user friendly reports to enable appropriate decision making

  • Evaluating the departments requirements for improving business processes, then designing and developing applications and reports (e.g. Qlikview, Access Database and Excel) to meet those requirements

E. Finance Manager

Salary range: £26,302 - £57,640 p.a.

A Finance Manager's responsibilities will often entail:

  • Managing a small team of accountants

  • Providing accurate financial management information and financial analysis to support the organisation's national and local priorities

  • Ensuring the completeness & accuracy of the monthly management accounts and packs

  • Providing detailed management information to key directorates, finance & non-finance stakeholders

  • Monthly reporting, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • CCAB qualified or equivalent

  • Excel skills and strong background of delivering meaningful/ insightful financial analysis

  • Strong communication & relationship building skills

  • Proven track record of working within a large organisation

F. Contracts Analyst

Salary range: £26,302 - £41,373 p.a.

The Contracts Analyst provides contract monitoring reports, assists in the monitoring of PbR and non PbR contract activity, and supports the negotiation and monitoring of contracts to secure maximum income for the Trust. The post holder works closely with other members of the team to ensure that all Income reconciles correctly and lead on the challenge process ensuring any are responded to within agreed timescales.

G. Costing Manager

Salary range: £31,383 – 48,034 p.a.

The post of Costing Manager covers a wide remit.

The duties of Costing Manager includes managing highly complex and sensitive aspects of financial work within the organisation and working with other professionals at a senior level both within the organisation and externally.

The job will also include the need to clearly explain financial concepts to non-financial staff at all levels within the organisation so that services fully understand the information they are given.

H. Senior Financial Accountant

Salary range: £31,383 – £57,640 p.a.

The Senior Financial Accountant supports the Head of Financial Control throughout the year-end process. The role includes:

  • Compiling the Financial Control sections of the monthly board, Finance and Audit Committee papers

  • Leading on the Balance Sheet, ensuring control accounts are reconciled and reviewed promptly and liaising with other departments within Finance

  • Providing assurance on the material accuracy of its assets, liabilities and reported position

  • Managing and provide effective leadership to treasury management (accounts receivable and cash management), accounts payable, capital and Charitable Funds

  • Promoting a positive finance staff development culture and ensuring compliance with national and Trust strategies

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