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Director of Financial Planning & Reporting

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£107,637 to £122,695 a year Pa inclusive
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity to work in a high profile role with Imperial College Healthcare Trust , one of the leading teaching hospitals in the country.

The Director of Financial Planning & Reporting will have responsibility for a broad and exciting remit covering Annual Planning, Reporting, Private Care & Commercial, Finance Continuous Improvement, Corporate Business Partnering and Redevelopment.This role is crucial to enabling clinical teams to perform effectively and to ensure divisions are delivering their financial plans. You will work with the Deputy CFO to provide leadership and direction to improve the financial performance of the Trust and deliver on the finance department's improvement programme.

This role requires an inclusive and encouraging leader who will ensure the Trust's equality and diversity ethos and values are applied and promoted. You will be a qualified accountant with significant experience of strategic financial leadership in a complex organisation.

You will have excellent financial modelling skills, sound financial judgement, be comfortable at quickly developing and implementing solutions to highly complex problems, and experience in persuading and influencing key stakeholders. We are looking for a leader who is proactive and innovative in managing change and who has high personal and professional standards.

If you require further details about this role please contact our recruitment partner Nicola Brooks at I& E Professionals on 07860737740.

Main duties of the job

  • The aim of the role of the Director of Financial Planning & Reporting is to lead the the business planning process for the organisation working closely with the strategic leads within the Trust as well as the income team and financial services ensuring plans are consistent, deliverable and meet overall trust, sector and national planning parameters. It also includes supporting the CFO and Deputy CFO to ensure that divisional teams are effectively performance managing directorates and ensuring divisions are delivering their financial plans.
  • The role is also responsible for leading the monthly reporting process for the Trust delivering clear reports on the financial position to Trust Board, internal and external stakeholders. This will include ensuring the team is structured and ready to deliver on short notice submissions, Board papers and Trust Committee papers.
  • The role will lead the Continuous Improvement finance team that will deliver on a range of initiatives on behalf of the whole department.
  • The post holder will work closely with the Deputy Chief Financial Officer to provide leadership and direction to improve the financial performance of the Trust.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

To apply for this role please submit a Personal Statement and CV to

Please do not submit an application through NHS jobs or Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications & training


  • Up to date CPD
  • Membership of CCAB body


  • Masters degree in financial or business discipline
  • Doctorate or equivalent in business related discipline

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant strategic finance leadership experience
  • Financial modelling.
  • High level knowledge of systems thinking approach.
  • Experience in delivering change Specific experience of designing and implementing financial reporting solutions and analytics to meet user needs.
  • Experience of using financial analysis to inform and drive major transformation programmes.
  • Experience of leading and managing change across teams.

Skills & Abilities


  • Advanced analytical ability Strategic financial planning
  • Specific capabilities in financial modelling, database modelling, root cause analysis, and knowledge of Business Intelligence software.
  • Advanced keyboard skills, powerpoint and excel
  • Advanced influencing skills.


  • Contribute to professional sphere by contributing articles to institute publications

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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