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Chief Management Accountant

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Maintain effective working relationship with other individuals in Financial Management and other officers of the Trust to ensure that work is carried out efficiently, to a high standard, to deliver a professional service focused on achieving a high level of customer satisfaction.

Responsible for developing systems to monitor the consistency and quality of the coding of income and expenditure in the ledger.

Identifies when automation will help and uses IT to optimise ways of working and manage repetitive processes.

Deals tactfully and effectively with highly contentious and/or politically sensitive issues of strategic importance to the organisation.

*Please be advised that interviews for this vacancy will take place on the 14th December 2023*

Main duties of the job

As part of our commitment to patients and delivery of a world class service for all we have created the UHCW Improvement (UHCWi) System in partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle this involves a structured approach to removing waste and putting the patient first using a lean management system and methodologies.

Lead for the production of the Trust's internal monthly management accounts to support decision making by the Corporate Finance Team.

Lead for the production of revenue sections of monthly Provider Finance In-Year Monitoring Returns (PFR) for reporting the Trust's position externally to NHSE/I and ICB.

Lead for the production of the Integrated Finance Report (IFR).

Manages and reports on reserves, ensuring the correct resources are set aside for developments and that it is accurate and properly managed/accounted for.

Leading Clinical/Core Groups in developing a system for setting budgets in accordance with the Trust's Budget Setting Guidance.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring there is an efficient and robust system to document changes to budgets, for approval by the Head of Financial Management.
  • Lead contact for Workforce to ensure that staffing information held in the finance system (Integra) is aligned with Electronic Staff Records (ESR).
  • Lead for responding to Freedom of Information requests on behalf of the Financial Management function.
  • To be a point of contact for requests of data (or Information) for the purposes of internal or external auditors in respect of Management Accounts.
  • Working with the Financial Planning Accountant with the consolidation of Group Plans and reserves into the Trusts annual plan
  • Working with PDO team to ensure WRP reporting is on track and produce reports as required
  • Work closely with financial services department during the Agreement of Balances process to contribute to the Department of Health Consolidated Interim (draft) Accounts
  • Liaises with other departments to ensure that all information is provided on a timely basis
  • Working with the ICB and NHSE regarding reporting requirements.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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