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Finance Manager - Financial Reporting

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Wye Valley NHS Trust is looking for an enthusiastic CCAB qualified Accountant to take on the role of Finance Manager - Financial Reporting.

You will be a self-motivated, pro-active individual with strong time management and organisational skills. You will also have excellent technical and communication skills.

This is a key role within the department offering varied and challenging work in a complex and dynamic environment.

The main responsibilities include a key role in the production of the Trust's external financial reporting including the statutory annual accounts. In addition, the role will play a key role in the audit process. The post will need ensure that challenging deadlines are met and that accounts are prepared to a high degree of accuracy.

The successful candidate will have experience of external financial reporting.

The post will promote best practice in the preparation and reporting of the Trust's financial position and ensure that external reporting properly reflects both the general ledger and internal financial reporting.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role are to lead on the production of the Trust's external financial reporting incorporating monthly returns to NHSE and the Trust and Charitable Fund statutory annual accounts, ensuring the integrity of the financial statements, and managing the external and internal audit processes.

As a senior member of the Finance Team, the successful candidate will be involved in the management, training and development of other members of the Trust, both finance and non-finance, as appropriate. You will be working with Trust colleagues and with other external stakeholders such as external audit.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services for the Herefordshire and parts of surrounding counties and Mid-Wales.

The Trust's main site is at Hereford County Hospital in Hereford. The Trust also operates Community Hospitals in Ross on Wye, Leominster and Bromyard. In addition, other community sites are also used to deliver services.

We work in partnership with commissioners, other providers, our staff and volunteers as part of a locally focused and integrated network of health and social care in the county.

The post is part of the Trust's Financial Accounting team, which in turn forms part of the wider Finance department. The Trust utilises a Shared Financial service for the provision of Accounts Payable and Receivable and Financial Systems services. The Shared services operates across the three member trusts of the Foundation Trust Group, the other members being South Warwickshire Foundation Trust and George Eliot Hospital Trust.

The department presently operates hybrid working and it is anticipated that this position's working arrangements will also reflect this arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view detailed job description and main responsibilities, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Professionally qualified as an Accountant with current CCAB or CIMA professional membership


  • Evidence of continued professional development.



  • Post-qualification experience operating at a senior level within a large complex organisation
  • Experience of report writing and presentation
  • Experience of successfully leading on the closure of the Annual Accounts process

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Up to date knowledge of NHS Finance and Accounting practice
  • Advanced knowledge of Integra ledger system or equivalent financial system
  • In depth specialised knowledge of financial and accounting procedures.
  • A detailed understanding of the NHS financial monitoring regime for NHS Providers.

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