Finance Manager

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£61,921 to £71,951 a year includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Manager

Band 8b

Full Time 37.5 Permanent

Health Care Partners Limited (HPL) is a leading healthcare company that provides a number of services across the Surrey Heartlands health economy. Our vision is to support the delivery of exceptional healthcare through our partnership working and we are now looking for a Finance Manager to join the team and work closely with the existing teams to drive the business to the next level.

We are looking for an ambitious and high performing Finance Manager to provide finance leadership and expert advice to HPL and divisions within Trust.

Working closely with and in the HPL Executive team and Royal Surrey NHS FT operational teams, you will ensure that finance is understood, embedded and part of the daily management of all areas across the organisation. You will ensure that approval processes and frameworks are distributed and understood and complied.

Main duties of the job

You will directly managing a small team to deliver a best in class, outward facing, customer focused and value-added financial management service to the organisation including planning, budgeting, reporting, forecasting, business case development / financial analyses to support business cases and the planning & reporting of the cost improvement programmes, to the highest standards whilst consistently meeting deadlines.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills along with the ability to discuss, explain, influence, recommend and prioritise financial information and required actions to drive and improve financial performance.

This post offers an exciting career opportunity working within a friendly and progressive organisation.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Alpana Singla, Finance Director (Ph 01483 571122 ext 3176 or email:

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The role holder provides leadership for the performance management of all financial activities across HPL and Trust divisions.

To provide an outward facing, high quality and customer focused Finance Business partnering service to the trust divisions and HPL departments.

To provide financial information that is robust and accurate and to be able to explain, discuss, recommend, persuade/influence and prioritise required actions to budget managers.

To provide high quality tools, information and data to enable budget managers to effectively and efficiently manage budgets and to support development of strategies to improve financial performance.

To provide expert accounting and business information to clinical and non-clinical colleagues.

To constructively and positively challenge all aspects of financial and Business performance.

To ensure that there is a robust control environment in place within the departments and to ensure compliance with corporate governance procedures.


To support the HPL in delivering the financial strategy and key financial goals through the provision of high quality financial management, financial control and planning and advice and support. This involves strategic, organisational and operational discussion, analysis and reporting to enable the efficient and effective use of resources.

To prepare annual budgets and monthly forecasts for the HPL including providing challenge to service assumptions.

To enhance and develop the Finance Business partnering to help drive financial improvement within the services.

To prepare and review business cases ensuring that all costs / benefits are fully understood and that decisions on new initiatives are taken with full knowledge of the financial implications.

To ensure that the HPL financial direction is robust and fit for purpose. Constructively and positively challenge all aspects of the HPL financial and business performance.

To provide financial leadership and guidance in delivering HPL and Royal Surrey Trust wide programmes concerned with improved productivity, quality and efficiency programmes.

Provide accurate, timely and clear information, in an appropriate format, for effective use by internal and external decision makers.

Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to proactively address issues to improve financial performance.

Monitors key performance indicators taking remedial action to improve performance when necessary.

Provide accounting and business knowledge, strong analytical skills, and effectively communicate financial issues to non-finance people.

Person Specification



  • Expert knowledge of the NHS Finance regime
  • Knowledge of Payment by Results and NHS Contracting
  • Expert knowledge of performance reporting and performance management
  • Expert knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and legislation
  • Able to demonstrate strong influencing and negotiations skills must be able to present credible and compelling arguments to Board members
  • Strong IT skills (Financial systems and Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint) with the ability to develop highly complex financial models
  • Researches best practice and guidance to develop models where no precedent exists
  • Evidence of leadership and motivational skills
  • Ability to manage complex issues and lead change
  • Substantial professional finance experience since
  • qualification at CCAB level or equivalent
  • Experience of operating at a strategic or corporate
  • level in a complex organisational environment
  • Experience of managing the financial business planning,
  • reporting and forecasting cycle
  • Experience of setting and monitoring Cost Improvement
  • Programmes
  • Experience of financial planning, reporting and variance
  • analysis
  • Significant and substantial experience of developing
  • business cases and carrying out post implementation
  • reviews
  • Substantial experience of leading, managing and
  • developing staff
  • Experience of advising and working in tandem with
  • senior non-financial staff directors in a large and complex
  • organisation
  • Experience of working with Executive teams and Boards
  • Experience of presenting complex technical
  • information to large groups of non-finance professionals
  • and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Significant experience of working in a devolved
  • management structure
  • Experience of computer ledger systems


  • Expert knowledge of performance reporting and performance management
  • Expert knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and legislation



  • Professional qualification in accountancy (CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA).
  • Evidence of having kept technically up to date since qualification.
  • Registered and active Continuing Professional Development

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Egerton Road




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