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Deputy Head of Finance – Corporate Services Job at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – Mansfield

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Finance team at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for a Deputy Head of Finance. The role will be responsible for our Corporate Services Department and will be based at Litchfield Lane, Mansfield.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, finance professional playing a key role in shaping what our service delivery looks like, making a difference in the challenging financial environment, both now and in the future.

We need a team player, who is proactive, resilient, and driven to succeed, with a real commitment to work as part of the team taking the finance function forward and making a difference to our patient population. In return we offer great opportunities to become part of a vibrant organisation where strong values are part of our vision to provide high quality care to patients in an environment of trust, respect, honesty, and compassion.

Provide financial and business advice and info in support of the Clinical Directors, general mgnt, and budget managers. To be an integral part of the Directorate Mgnt teams. To provide financial advice to the senior finance team members . To manage a team and deputise for the HoF as required.

Develop & manage influential relationships with customers. Evaluate complex proposals and influence the development of policy across the directorate. Contribute to Trustwide financial planning and input to the directorate Integrated Business Plan.

Direct the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance to Trust financial policy . To interpret the impact of Organisational Policy.

Direct, lead and motivate the team. Recruit and train new staff . Appraise staff through the PAD process .

Participate in improving systems or structures within the finance department. Develop changes to business-wide structures and detailed and accurate reports from General Ledger and other highly complex IT systems.

In conjunction with appropriate directorate and divisional management teams prepare and set plans for relevant areas in accordance with timetables and cost improvement programmes. Refresh budgets in line with national and Trust guidance.

To provide guidance and support to budget holders. To identify and discuss with managers where savings and efficiencies can be made to enable more effective use of the Trusts resources. To analyse detailed financial statements and forecasts.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients.

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Interpretation & Planning

Utilise in depth specialist knowledge of business, legislative and NHS environment to assist in developing proposals and production of Integrated Business Plans, and recommendations which impact on the Divisional Financial Strategy

Business Support

Develop and manage influential relationships with key customers to provide specialist financial and commercial advice. Evaluation of complex proposals and to influence the development of broader policy across the directorate. Contribute to Trustwide financial planning and input to the directorates Integrated Business Plan.

Understand and determine the implications of Commissioning decisions and directly liaise with local commissioners

Policy

Direct the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance with Trust financial policy within the designated directorates, so ensuring that best practice is disseminated and Directorate policy is consistent with Trust strategy. To interpret the impact of Organisational Policy as it affects individual Directorates and prepare them for such impact.

Line Management

Direct, lead and motivate the team. Recruit and train new members of staff where appropriate. Appraise staff through the PAD process to identify their training and development needs in order to maximise their potential and the contribution they make to the organisation.

Systems Improvement

Actively participates in improving systems or structures within the finance department. Developing changes to business-wide structures and monitoring their success.

Developing detailed and accurate reports from General Ledger and other highly complex IT systems.

Relationship Management

Seek out and develop relationships with key professional contacts – to represent the Directorate’s and Trust’s interests and to facilitate the exchange of information and the provision of informed financial advice. Ability to broker compromise with budget managers when competing for scarce resources.

Plan Setting

In conjunction with appropriate directorate and divisional management teams prepare and set plans for relevant areas in accordance with timetables and cost improvement programmes as agreed with the Director of Finance. Refresh budgets in line with national guidance and Trust guidance.

Provision of Financial Information

To provide guidance and support to budget holders to enable effective financial control. To identify and discuss with managers and clinicians areas where savings and efficiencies can be made to enable more effective use of the Trusts resources. To analyse detailed and complex financial statements and forecasts and create reports and presentations that make them readily understandable to non-financial managers.

Financial Reporting

To ensure the preparation of accurate and timely financial reports for the Directorates. To review, interpret and present accounts and reports, ensuring that work meets best practice standards and is used appropriately to support proposals and recommendations for decision-making.

To inform senior finance colleagues of the current and forecast position of budgets under the post holders management.

Contribute to the timely and accurate completion of the annual accounts

Business Case Development

Contribute to the results of the Business Development Unit by analysing complex problems relating to business case production. Produce revenue requirements for new build projects, making judgements on financial risk where there is no precedent and where opinions may conflict. Use complex DoH/SHA generic tools in order to model various scenarios and benchmark services.

Ad hoc

Collective responsibility for leading on current departmental issues which may change over time.

Deputise for the Head of Finance when required.

Education and Development

a)Self

To demonstrate continuing professional development, through development of knowledge, skills and keeping up to date with professional practice.

b)Non Financial Manager

To ensure all managers in the designated directorates fully understand the financial information presented to them, identifying and implementing any training needs as necessary

About the Company

Company: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust –

Company Location:  Mansfield

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