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Finance Manager

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 6 Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom £45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_gPvbE6wgEqD6

Finance Manager

Job Reference: 990-1-EI2335-LN-A

Employer: Location: Skipton House, London Salary: £45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an 'home' office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

As a Finance Manager in Management Accounts, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective finance partnering service supporting managers and staff across the People Directorate and is a member of the team responsible for the management accounting and consolidation arrangements for NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The role supports the business in driving transformation as well as value for money in planning, commissioning and service. The role is designed to build a combination of subject matter expertise and technical skills to develop a strong service delivery.

The management accounts team is part of the Financial Control team within NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Financial Control is responsible for co-ordinating effective audit and control processes, working with the Audit Committee and managing key external relationships with auditors and related national bodies. The Team ensure that robust financial accounting and budgetary control systems, processes and standards are developed and maintained for NHS England, NHS Improvement and the wider commissioning system.

Your experience

You will be a qualified accountant, with membership of a relevant professional body, and will be educated to masters level or have an equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in a specialist area.

You will:
  • be able to evidence post qualifying and continuing professional development;
  • have a detailed understanding of NHS Finance at an intermediate level for a number of years, being able to appreciate the relationship between the Department of Health and individual provider and commissioning organisations;
  • have an understanding of the background, aims and implications of current healthcare policy;
  • have extensive knowledge of specialist areas acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to master's level equivalent;
  • be able to evidence post qualifying and continuing professional development.
  • have comprehensive experience of project principles techniques and tools such as Prince 2 and Managing Successful Projects;
  • have experience of managing and motivating a team/virtual team and reviewing performance of the individuals;
  • have experience of identifying and interpreting national policy;
  • be numerate and technically competent;
  • be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups;
  • be able to negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change;
  • be able to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options;
  • be able to make decisions autonomously, when required, on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action, working to tight and often changing timescales; and
  • demonstrate a strong desire to improve performance and make a difference by focusing on goals.
Your values and behaviours will show you:
  • are committed to and focused on quality, promotes high standards in all they do.
  • are able to make a connection between your work and the benefit to patients and the public.
  • are able to operate in a value-driven style consistent with the values of the public services and specifically with the new organisational values
  • work across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others
  • value diversity and difference; operates with integrity and openness
  • work well with others, is positive and helpful, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others.
  • consistently look to improve what they do, look for successful tried and tested ways of working, and also seeks out innovation.
  • actively develop yourself and supports others to do the same.
  • have a thorough understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Lorraine Johnson, Senior Finance Manager, (

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

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