Finance Business Manager

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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

The Trust is currently looking to recruit an experienced, professional, and motivated Finance Business Manager to join the finance team. Reporting to the Operational Finance Manager, you will work closely with the wider senior finance team and be the link between the Operational Finance Manager and Management Accounts team. This post is an integral part of the Trust's Senior Finance Team and will lead on all aspects of strategic finance to ultimately ensure that a high quality of patient care is delivered. The postholder will also lead a team responsible for ISU's.

NHS Experience is certainly not a prerequisite for this role and we would welcome applications from all sectors. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles as diversity strengthens our teams.

For more information on this role please contact our retained consultant Nicola Shaw at Morgan Law on 07554 443 877 or to apply please send a CV to

Closing date: 11th June

Interview date: wc 19th June tbc

Main duties of the job

Your key role will be to provide and develop timely and accurate financial and performance information for the Trust and you will be expected to influence and shape all financial decisions. The postholder will also play a crucial role in producing the financial plan for the following year for the areas within their remit.

You will also provide financial input to support services to develop new pathways and technologies, maximise business opportunities and ultimately deliver an excellent patience experience.

To succeed in this role at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust you will:
  • Be a qualified Accountant with senior finance experience in a medium to large and complex organisation.
  • Have experience of working with operational teams and of helping shape strategic and business planning processes which will include developing Transformational Savings Plans, supporting Business Cases and Efficiency and CIP (Continuous Improvement Plans) reporting
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable experience in working with operational teams and other corporate functions to deliver a mature rounded service.

About us

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated care organisation formed in October 2015 when they became the first NHS organisation in England to join-up hospital and community care with social care. They are proud pioneers in integrating health and social care nationally and have a clear vision to provide better health and care for all

At Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust they passionately believe that the best way to care for people is by focusing on what matters to them, putting patients at the centre of everything they do and integrating services around them.

The hospital supports around 500,000 face-to-face contacts with patients in their homes and communities each year and see over 78,000 people in the A&E department annually. They serve a resident population of approximately 286,000 people, plus about 100,000 visitors at any one time during the summer holiday season.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust are passionate about creating a fairer and more inclusive NHS for everyone.


In return for your hard work and dedication you will enjoy a wide variety of benefits including:
  • Band 8a salary package starting at �50,592 and increasing to �57,349
  • 27 - 33 days holiday (excl bank holidays based on length of NHS service)
  • Hybrid and flexible working available
  • Standard NHS pension and other associated benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .

Person Specification

Qualifications and experience


  • Educated to masters level or equivalent professional qualification of financial management /finance nature
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and further specialist training (short and long courses), such as Investing, Borrowing on Money Markets, Accounting for PFI Schemes, Statutory Accounting Requirements
  • Significant Senior Finance Experience, including team management
  • Proven general and specialist finance experience
  • Specialist knowledge over a range of financial areas, understanding of the principles of accountancy via qualification and practical experience
  • Good organisation and management skills and an ability to work under pressure to achieve tight deadlines while maintaining a high quality of work.
  • Experience of dealing with incoming information in a confidential and sensitive manner.
  • Experience of working autonomously, applying specialist knowledge to the interpretation of Trust policy, DoH policy, national standards and targets as well as Accounting Standards and Codes of practice.
  • Experience of using computer software to develop and create standard and customised financial reports on a regular basis
  • Expert knowledge of Management Accounting and Financial analysis
  • Accounting theory and Practice by qualification or experience.
  • Experience of training and developing staff, both financial and non-financial, in the interpretation and use of new accounting and organisational policy and related information.
  • Able to produce reports using data that are comprehensive and meet requirements of operational partners Business and capacity planning experience linked to forecasting
  • Demonstrable evidence of specific expert knowledge in more than one area of the Finance function.
  • Delivery of Continuous Improvement Programmes of work
  • Experience of designing, implementing and influencing policy within your own specialist area.
  • Experience of investigation and analysis into financial issues including evidence of detailed and precise report writing skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and presentation skills with an ability to explain highly complex financial issues to non - financial budget holders and managers.


  • CCAB Qualified Accountant
  • MBA
  • Highly developed Specialist, in depth understanding of accounting processes and procedures of NHS legislation and NHS policies
  • Experience of auditing own or other work areas and of liaising with internal and external auditors.
  • Expert knowledge of total absorption costing/NHS Costing Experience
  • Agresso Financial Ledger Experience
  • Business Intelligence Reporting Systems
  • Experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders with conflicting priorities

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