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Assistant Finance Manager

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per anum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has an exciting new vacancy for an Assistant Finance Manager in the Financial Planning and Analysis team to support on planning and reporting. This position reports to the Divisional Finance Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to work trust wide and gain understanding of Executive Board and national level reporting and planning requirements.

Reporting to the Divisional Finance Manager the post holder will be instrumental in the design process for trust wide planning and forecasting. This post will have responsibility for internal and external reporting as well as the migration of internal financial reporting systems.

The successful candidate will have strong spreadsheet skills with the ability to manipulate large sets of data, experience of planning and forecasting and the ability to change priorities and work under pressure whilst maintaining adherence to accuracy.

Main duties of the job

The Assistant Finance Manager will support the Divisional Finance Manager in designing the planning and budget setting processes, with specific responsibility around building models, reporting on progress and annual budget uploads.

The Assistant Finance Manager will support the Divisional Finance Manager in designing the forecasting process.

Responsible for the regular reporting of financial performance management information both internally and externally to the ICS and NHSE, ensuring national guidance is adhered to at all times

The Assistant Finance Manager will support the Divisional Finance Managers, providing a comprehensive financial and performance management service to multiple Divisions, and at a Trust level.

The role will support the tracking and reporting of efficiency savings. The Assistant Finance Manager will have specific responsibilities for improving trust wide management accounts processes and driving improvement throughout the FP& A department. As well as involvement in various projects and the migration of internal financial reporting systems. The Assistant Finance Manager may deputise for the Divisional Finance Managers as and when required.

To be expected to work independently and pro-actively, using their own initiative.

About us

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of approximately 570,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire. Our hospital sites are in Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover. Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient.

Working for HHFT offers a rewarding career, nationally agreed terms and conditions and a range of additional benefits as part of our reward package.

You would be joining a vibrant and enthusiastic Financial Planning and Analysis team at a challenging and interesting time with financial recovery and sustainability a priority. Alongside the wider Finance department our teams are based at the Basingstoke site but currently benefit from hybrid working arrangements and are expected at times to travel to one of our other two sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Experience of developing plans, forecasts and delivering of financial targets
  • Experience of developing and tracking Cost Improvement Plans


  • Business Case preparation
  • Public Sector Experience
  • Understanding of NHS Finance legislation and practice
  • Experience of working across disciplines

Skills and Ability


  • Manipulation of complex information using a range of skills and techniques
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to change priorities and switch from one complex activity to another
  • Confident in making quick and informed decisions
  • Able to explain complex financial information to non-financial members of staff


  • Negotiation Skills
  • Experience with Power BI

Other Specific Requirements


  • Ability to self-manage workload
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain adherence to accuracy

Training and Qualifications


  • oSuccessful completion of a relevant financial / accounting qualification at a level to gain
  • oEvidence of continued CPD
  • oUp to date knowledge of Accounting Standards


  • o1-2 years post qualification experience

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Basingstoke& North Hampshire Hospital


RG24 9NA

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