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Band 8a Head of AR, AP Transaction Processes

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

*** Previous applicants need not apply. ***

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for frequent reporting on AP and AR to senior management, stakeholders, wider finance, and the AP team.
  • Ability to write reports using Business Intelligence, to become a super user on Xelix software and any other software as required by the business.
  • Responsible to lead on AoB for debtors and creditors and to support income and expenditure.
  • Responsible to manage and reconcile the intercompany balances between the Trust and group entities.
  • To operationally manage the AP and AR teams to deliver a first-class service.
  • To lead the recovery of debt owed to the trust, via external agencies if applicable, and negotiate complex disputes on behalf of the trust to maximise recovery of these debts
  • To ensure audit recommendations from internal and external audit are implemented and consistently complied with and to support with external and internal audit requests
  • To ensure the teams are compliant with finance processes, procedures, and controls.
  • To provide training, development and support to the teams and the business.
  • To provide guidance and support to the teams on a day-to-day basis.
  • To set KPIs for the teams and ensure the teams deliver to these.
  • To lead on process improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with the Better Payment Practice Code.
  • To support month end and year end reporting.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Professional qualification (CCAB) in accountancy (CIMA, ACA, CIPFA, ACCA)
  • Evidence of having kept technically up to date since qualification


  • Masters Degree
  • Attendance at an Accounting for Foundation Trusts course



  • Post qualification experience.
  • Experience of leading a nationwide accounts receivable and accounts payable function with extensive numerous complex customers
  • Significant involvement with AP and AR transaction processing.
  • Experience of co - ordinating monthly transaction processing reporting.
  • Experience of managing and developing AP and AR Processing teams


  • Experience of financial system development.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Enfield Civic Centre

Silver Street



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