Band 8A Senior Finance Manager
Band 8A £50,575 - £56,490 per annum (inclusive of outer London weighting)
A unique career opportunity has arisen for a Senior Finance Manager for the Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust (ESTH) is a dynamic Trust which offers an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecology to the population in south west London and north east Surrey. They operate two general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St. Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. They are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships – Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care.
This is a brilliant opportunity to join the Trust’s Improving Healthcare Together (IHT) project team, where you will provide sound financial advice to the Director and Project Team in the planning and construction of one of the 6 new hospitals commissioned by the Prime Minister.
The successful candidate will play a crucial role within the Trust’s finance department, in turn supporting the continued provision of healthcare to 500,000 people across south west London and north east Surrey.
You will be responsible for ensuring sound financial decision making to ensure value for money and adherence to Standard Financial Instruction and Scheme of Delegation. You will support the setting of the IHT project budget and setting up of financial reporting mechanisms, as well as undertaking of monthly accounting. You will provide regular and accurate financial management support to IHT project budget holders and produce capital cash flow forecasts, which will require regular coordination with Project Managers.
Some of the key responsibilities include::
- Providing financial support for IHT business cases, value for money exercises and tender evaluations
- Supporting IHT budget holders, ensuring that they understand the current capital spend and providing the financial information required to ensure accurate forecasting of remaining expenditure
- Production of monthly IHT capital information for inclusion in Board Reporting and for review by Trust Capital Committee, highlighting and explaining areas of concern and/or variance
- Assisting the IHT Project Director and PMO team in preparing the IHT financial plan
- Contributing to the Trust’s annual and longer term financial plan, incorporating IHT financial forecasts in the Trust’s overall plan
- Assisting the preparation of IHT business cases and tender evaluations
- Production of timely and accurate IHT financial information, analysis and advice used for monitoring and decision-making
- Analysing spend and reporting on the forecast out turn position for the IHT programme
The successful candidate will be a highly effective communicator, collaborating and providing advice to staff across multidisciplinary teams. You will have presence and clarity of thought, with the ability to act as a finance representative on committees and working parties. Applicants will need to display their ability to analyse, interpret and utilise complex information for reporting, forecasting, costing and planning purposes.
To be suitable for this role you will need to be a CCAB Qualified (or equivalent) accountant with experience in a financial management or Capital accounting role. You will have experience managing and supervising staff with a real appetite to make the role your own. The successful candidate could come from either the NHS or wider public and commercial sectors. It is essential that the applicant will be adept at working to tight timescales, have a flexible attitude towards changing environments and have outstanding attention to detail.
This is a truly exceptional career opportunity for an individual to be part of a high profile project that will have a positive impact on the local area for generations.
Interviews are scheduled to take place by video call on Wednesday 7thOctober 2020.