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Deputy Finance Manager

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A professional finance role supporting the only acute hospital in Cornwall (Truro). This role offers the opportunity to help be part of the solution to the unprecedented pressures facing our NHS.

Supporting the Finance Manager for Income, this role is a key link with the Care Group Finance Teams, the Contract and Business Intelligence Teams and our Commissioners. You will be line manger to two finance staff and be responsible for delivering robust, accurate and timely financial information.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Main duties of the job

The finance department has a friendly and supportive culture and operate a hybrid model of home and office working. The role is full time at 37.5 hours per week but please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Although roles are generic, this role being advertised will specifically support the income team. This team covers income generation across the whole trust, therefore it will require working across various professional services within the trust and also working closely with our commissioners and other entities to whom we provide services.

The role is diverse and for the income team it includes managing the month end close down, forecasting, supporting the planning and budget setting process, training for other finance and non finance staff and managing the commissioners contract payment schedules. Excellent communication skills and a passion for health care are crucial

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To add value within the Management Accounts, Income, Costing andCapital Accounting Teams, reporting to a Finance Manager. To be thespecialist lead in reporting of capital or revenue expenditure and incomeand supporting budget holders to manage services within the financialenvelope and understand the impact of service decisions on income andexpenditure levels.

To support the Finance Manager to deliver relevant and accuratefinancial information enabling the Trust to deliver its financial plan,forecast of year end position, financial outturn and support decisionmaking. To ensure the financial information needs of stakeholders, suchas commissioners, are met to ensure the Trust is paid for activity itprovides and contracts are in place and monitored.

To develop financial information to ensure the finance team producesinformation which informs business cases and decision making toimprove patient care and inform decisions to change services delivered.Process and analyse financial information in accordance with Trustprocedures in order to provide information for statutory returns andmonthly finance information reports.

This is done through completion of own work and direct line managementof others

Person Specification



  • Qualified/ final stages of qualification accountant and member of an accountancy body which is a member of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB / CIMA)


  • CCAB or CIMA member



  • Previous experience of finance and accounting experience or equivalent
  • Detailed understanding of savings plans, budget/costing management, budget setting, financial modelling, monitoring, reporting and forecasting


  • Experience of business case production
  • Experience of staff management



  • Ability to analyse complex information for processing and explaining to an audience of finance and non finance staff



  • Enthusiastic and self motivated with a flexible approach

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust

Carlyon House, Penventinnie Lane



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