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Chief Finance Officer - Area Team

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
The post will report to Director of Finance - Provider and will have day to day responsibility for the co-ordination and provision of all financial support functions to the Health Board in relation to the activity of their assigned Hospital.

The Health Board is a complex organisation and the post holder will need to provide professional support and leadership to the finance team as well as a wide range of other colleagues and stakeholders.

The post holder will ensure efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and business focus of financial systems and processes.

Main duties of the job

This post holder is expected to contribute strategic financial advice to support the delivery and development of patient care and services throughout their assigned Hospital. The post covers the key services provided on the Acute Hospital sites

The post holder will be based within the Hospital and will work mainly autonomously away from the Finance Department. However, as a very senior member of the finance department will be required to lead on key financial initiatives.

A strategic and broad understanding of the financial environment that the NHS works within is essential as is an understanding of the full range of services the Health Board offers and how these services are operated in the context of patient need and demand.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Qualified accountant member of CCAB institute, with sufficient post qualification experience.
  • Extensive evidence of CPD
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience.



  • Experience of senior finance position in large organisation at or just below Board level.
  • Experience of working with Board Members and Senior Executives and Senior Clinical Leads
  • Ability to make complex decisions on a range of financial issues and cost benefit analysis where there may be no previous precedent.
  • Wide range of experience in the finance function, particularly within the areas of Management Accounting, Sustainability and Reporting.
  • Experience of preparing Business Cases, conducting service reviews and benchmarking in a large organisation
  • In depth knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and financial aspects of NHS Legislation and policy
  • Political awareness of the National and Welsh Government Agenda.
  • A proven track record of dealing with highly complicated situations and the delivery of challenging corporate objectives
  • Experience of working within a highly complex and politically sensitive organisation
  • General managerial experience of staff, resources and the NHS service.
  • Evidence of successfully influencing senior clinicians and other professionals and working with a multi-disciplinary team. Experience of Managing Staff.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of financial management systems and performance analysis tools. Detailed knowledge of a wide range of areas in the finance function. Professional knowledge and understanding of accounting and governance policies and procedures.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Ability to assess, analyse, synthesise, act and communicate highly complex information effectively at all levels within the organisation and also to external bodies. Excellent and highly developed analytical, interpretational and comparative skills capable of dealing with highly complex and sensitive information
  • Highly developed negotiating and persuasion skills. Ablity to motivate teams and gain consensus at all levels within the Division
  • Ability to adjust to significant and sudden variations in workload.
  • Freedom to act autonomously in relation to ensure the MHLD finance team achieve objectives and provide excellent business partnering service to the Division
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, through numeric and statistical presentation, and verbally.
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge, including advanced spreadsheet and database designing skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work on multiple complex tasks simultaneously and produce high quality work within tight deadlines and within resource constraints
  • Advanced Project management skills including work planning, organisation and prioritisation
  • Ability to manage, motivate and develop staff

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board



Hendy Road



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