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Financial Controller

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Aldermaston Road
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Financial Accounts team for a full time Band 8b Financial Controller.

We are seeking individual who is self-motivated, pro-active and with excellent planning and organisational skills. The post holder is required to have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Therefore, we are looking for talented and motivated individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills to join our team.

The aim of the role is to lead on preparation of accounts for the Group, advising on all aspects of financial accounting. The post holder will also manage working capital and reporting for the Trust, influence and advise on the cash flow, debtors, creditors and stock in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, accuracy of the reporting.

The post holder will be responsible for preparation and reporting charity accounts and manage external audit.

Main duties of the job

The Financial Controller is responsible for the management of the Trust's working capital.

To be responsible for preparation of monthly and year end accounts for the Group. Maintaining and improving integrity of the Trust's Balance Sheet.

To ensure statutory payments are made in line with legal requirements and controls are in place to ensure accuracy and record keeping.

To be responsible for the producing and reporting of 18 months' cash flow forecast and variance analysis to the Trust Board and Finance Investment Committee (FIC).

To be responsible for the management of Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables ensuring all agreed KPI's are delivered, working closely with outsourced provider (SBS).

To be responsible for working capital planning and forecasting.

To oversee cashiers' operations and ensure all the policies are in place and adhered to.

To lead on preparation and reporting of charity accounts and manage external audit process for the charity.

To manage Private Patient system and interfaces between main accounting systems, ensuring accuracy of the reporting.

To promote a professional approach ensuring the compliance of the Trust's key governance policies, namely, the Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions and Scheme of Delegation. To ensure that the Group is compliant with legislative requirements and deadlines.

To be one of the main points of contact for internal and external audits.

To manage and develop a team.

About us

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of approximately 570,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire with turnover of nearly �600m. 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 Accounts team at a challenging and interesting time with financial recovery and sustainability as a priority. Alongside the wider Finance department our teams are based at the Basingstoke site but currently benefit from hybrid working arrangements.

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

Training and Qualifications


  • CCAB qualified
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • Post qualified experience in large organisation
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standards and NHS Manual of Accounts


  • Evidence of CPD

Experience & Knowledge


  • Understanding of NHS regime
  • Experience of producing accounts in a large organisation
  • Financial Accounts experience
  • Minimum 2 years at a senior level
  • Experience of developing plans and forecasts
  • Considerable staff management experience
  • Advanced Excel Skills


  • Implementation of a new policy
  • Implementation of a new finance system
  • Experience of group accounting
  • Project management experience



  • Understanding VAT in NHS
  • Efficient in Microsoft Office


  • Very advanced Excel skills

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Basingstoke Hospital

Aldermaston Road

RG24 9NA

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