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Deputy Finance Manager

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year per annum inc.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated CCAB Finalist or Qualified Accountant to join the Royal London Hospital Financial Management team, for a full time Band 7 Deputy Finance Manager role.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking individual who is self-motivated, pro-active and with excellent planning and organisational skills. The post holder is required to have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant is expected to work closely with the Senior Operational Team and Heads of Services to provide sound financial advice as well as making recommendations for improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Directorates.

We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date, please apply early.

We do not contact applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting.

If you have been shortlisted, you will receive an invite to interview or assessment day.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the roles, please feel free to contact:

Person Specification



  • At least 3 years' experience in a finance context
  • At least 2 years Financial Management experience
  • Experience in having worked with large, complicated sets of information and developing strategy on the basis of analysis
  • Experience of presenting complex financial information to non-finance managers
  • Demonstrable success in Project Management


  • Previous NHS Finance experience.
  • Line Management experience
  • Business planning and costing of services experience



  • Ability to supervise a team of staff to produce monthly financial statements and reports and ensure the Trust strict financial timetables are adhered to
  • Ability to think and plan creatively and prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and utilise complex information for reporting, costing and planning purposes.
  • Good IT skills including MS software (particularly MS Excel) and financial systems
  • Ability to deputise for the Finance Manager including clinical area / Specialty board attendance and presentations
  • Ability to motivate, develop, supervise and train staff
  • Excellent interpersonal and team player skills
  • Understand and be able to apply complex concepts and techniques to costing, variance analysis and financial reporting
  • The ability to influence and persuade others, creating successful and effective working relationships through strong, positive, professional interpersonal and team working skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and organise a broad range of complex activities adjusting plans or strategies as necessary
  • High level analytical skills and the ability to draw qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources and present in a clear concise manner
  • Demonstrates sound judgement on financial decisions in the absence of clear guidelines or precedent
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle a rapidly changing and ambiguous environment


  • Flexibility and the ability to handle a rapidly changing and ambiguous environment



  • Expert knowledge of management accounting processes
  • Knowledge of financial controls
  • Knowledge of budget setting methodologies
  • Up to date knowledge of NHS Developments and Finance policies
  • Related knowledge about other NHS funding and regulation (NHSI, NHSE, CCG, Local Authority)
  • Expert Knowledge of Microsoft office packages


  • Knowledge of business planning



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • CCAB or CIMA Finalist actively studying to become fully qualified. In exceptional circumstances part qualification/extensive experience will be taken into account.
  • Relevant Post graduate Courses or equivalent



  • Ability to proactively manage and prioritise workload as well as managing team workload
  • Evidence of a commitment to personal development
  • Professional pro-active attitude and self motivated

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