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Head of Financial Services

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
Depending on experience per hour
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust presents an excellent opportunity to join their finance team, as they look to appoint a Head of Financial Services. This is an exciting time at QVH, as they go through a period of transformation and in this role, you will have a chance to be an integral part of the senior finance team that looks to shape and improve services for the future, creating the best possible care for their patients.

Working alongside senior colleagues and reporting into the Deputy CFO, the successful candidate will help shape strategic plans for the trust moving forward and will support with the development of business cases, to include advising on the highly complex aspects of capital accounting and capital charges, lease accounting and VAT accounting.

As previously mentioned, this is a vital role within the senior management team and requires that the successful candidate be fully qualified with a CCAB accounting qualification. You will be able to demonstrate excellent technical skills, whilst possessing a wide breadth of knowledge and awareness around NHS requirements. You will also have line management responsibilities, so experience in team management and development are required.

Main duties of the job

As Head of Financial Services, you will be responsible for the management and performance of the Financial Accounting and Financial Services teams. You will be interpreting and advising on existing or proposed changes to complex accounting policies and practices surrounding the trust and contributing to the completion of the monthly Provider Finance Returns to NHSEI and to internal Board and Committee reporting. The post holder has responsibility for managing the Trust's cash to ensure the Trust's obligations can be met.

The post-holder must have a specialist knowledge of VAT policy, as they will be responsible for liaising with HMRC to ensure that the Trust complies with VAT rules and guidance, including the submission of VAT returns to deadline, incorporating the more highly complex aspects such as the annual partial exemption calculation and Business Activities review, data that requires analysis and interpretation.

Extensive technical expertise will be required, as the successful candidate will take responsibility for preparing the annual Statutory Trust and Charitable Funds Accounts and audit working papers for the Trust in line with the guidelines and timetable contained in the NHS Group Accounting Manual (GAM) and best accounting practice.

About us

As one of the UK's smallest Trusts, QVH is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people who have been damaged or disfigured in accidents or through illness.

QVH employ approximately 1,000 skilled and committed staff, dedicated to providing the very best care for patients, and are the largest employer in the local area. As one of the country's first NHS foundation trusts they are accountable to local people across Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex and South London and have been rated as excellent by patients as one of the top hospitals in the country for quality of care.

Everything QVH do is driven by their passion for providing the highest quality care, the best clinical outcomes and a safe and positive patient experience.

Their values are a commitment to this:

Continuous improvement of care - expecting high standards, continuous innovation, and research

Humanity - open communication, patient first, respectful, and courteous of everyone

Pride - a committed workforce, working together, proud of the Trust and its care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details of the job role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • CCAB Qualification


  • Relevant Degree or QBE



  • Good Communication

Knowledge and Experience


  • Qualified Accountant
  • Capital Experience
  • Staff Management
  • Treasury Management
  • Charity Experience
  • Managing Audits


  • NHS Experience
  • Relevant Degree

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital

Holtye Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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