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Deputy Finance Manager

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Central London

Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers and the largest Trust in the NHS with a turnover of approximately �1.5 billion and 16,000 employees, serving a population of 2.5m in East London and beyond.

We offer a full portfolio of services and are home to some of Britain's leading specialist centres including cancer, cardiac, trauma and emergency care, including the London air ambulance. We also have one of the UK's busiest children's hospitals, internationally renowned surgical facilities and the new Heart Centre. The vision is to create a world-class health organisation with an international reputation for excellence in patient care, research and education.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated CCAB Finalist or Qualified Accountant to join the finance team. We are looking for a driven 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.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a senior member of the Financial Management and service area teams, demonstrating expert accounting and business knowledge, analytical support and clear presentation of highly complex or contentious financial and business information to clinical and non-clinical colleagues. He/she will constructively and positively challenge all aspects of service area financial and business performance and financial management processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

Through a team of accountants the post holder is required to manage the delivery of accurate and timely monthly performance reports for agreement with the Head of Finance for presentation at service area board meetings and to feed into the Trust's position for internal and external reporting. There will be a requirement to support the reported performance with an analytical review and to influence actions based upon these findings.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a finance team within a large, specialist and complex organisation with great opportunities for learning and development.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

For further information please contact:

Anan Shahjahan or, by email (

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • CCAB or CIMA Finalist actively studying to become fully qualified. In exceptional circumstances part qualification/extensive experience will be taken into account.
  • Relevant Post graduate Courses or equivalent.



  • At least 3 years' experience in a finance context
  • At least 2 years Financial Management experience
  • Experience in having worked with large, complicated sets of information and developing strategy on the basis of analysis
  • Experience of presenting complex financial information to non-finance managers
  • Demonstrable success in Project Management


  • Previous NHS Finance experience.
  • Line Management experience
  • Business planning and costing of services experience



  • Expert knowledge of management accounting processes
  • Knowledge of financial controls
  • Knowledge of budget setting methodologies
  • Up to date knowledge of NHS Developments and Finance Knowledge of business planning policies
  • Related knowledge about other NHS funding and regulation (NHSI, NHSE, CCG, Local Authority)
  • Expert Knowledge of Microsoft office packages



  • Ability to supervise a team of staff to produce monthly financial statements and reports and ensure the Trust strict financial timetables are adhered to
  • Ability to think and plan creatively and prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands.
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and utilise complex information for reporting, costing and planning purposes.
  • Good IT skills including MS software (particularly MS Excel) and financial systems
  • Ability to deputise for the Finance Manager including clinical area / Specialty board attendance and presentations
  • Ability to motivate, develop, supervise and train staff
  • Excellent interpersonal and team player skills
  • Understand and be able to apply complex concepts and techniques to costing, variance analysis and financial reporting
  • The ability to influence and persuade others, creating successful and effective working relationships through strong, positive, professional interpersonal and team working skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and organise a broad range of complex activities adjusting plans or strategies as necessary
  • High level analytical skills and the ability to draw qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources and present in a clear concise manner
  • Demonstrates sound judgement on financial decisions in the absence of clear guidelines or precedent
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle a rapidly changing and ambiguous environment


  • Proven staff management skills and the ability to motivate and develop team of staff



  • Ability to proactively manage and prioritise workload as well as managing team workload
  • Evidence of a commitment to personal development
  • Professional pro-active attitude and self-motivated

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Canary Wharf

20 Churchill Place


E14 5HJ

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