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Head of Financial Accounts

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sleaford
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a Head of Financial Accounts for a fixed term period to join our Finance Department.

The successful candidate will be CCAB (or equivalent) professionally qualified with relevant post qualification experience and evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through further specialist training and experience.

Experience of effective staff management and a detailed understanding of the NHS financial regime are also essential attributes required for this post.

The Finance Department is predominately working from home but we maintain an office base in Sleaford and hot desking is available across the county, so hybrid working options can be discussed with the successful candidate. Regular attendance at face to face meetings with the department and wider Trust will be required so the ability to travel is essential.

Main duties of the job

This post is a key role within the finance department. As a financial accountant and technical specialist it supports the management of the Treasury and Capital accounting function within the Trust.

It is responsible for the financial reporting of the Trust's annual capital programme and the accounting treatment of the Trust's fixed asset base. This includes being the lead specialist for interpreting complex accounting rules and regulations and overseeing practice implementation- such as IFRS 16, Leases.

Responsibility for the financial assessment of large capital business case developments and providing financial and business planning advice to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and business focus of data and compliance with Trust regulator guidelines is also a crucial element of this role.

This post is also responsible for the planning, production and completion of the Trust Annual Accounts and management of the year end account process within tight national deadlines and the subsequent liaison with External Auditors.

This post must be able to work as a senior member within Trust multi disciplinary project teams to provide professional financial advice to Directors and senior managers.

Provision of analysis and significant input into the completion of monthly financial internal and external reports and the yearly planning return is a key post requirement.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life .Visitbeinlincolnshire.com to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for complete details regarding this post.

When completing your application, please demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Qualifications-Essential

CAB (or equivalent) qualified with relevant post qualification experience

Evidence of CPD

Experience-Essential

Experience of effective staff management

Detailed understanding of the NHS financial regime and ability to ensure the Trust adheres to it

Experience of advising managers on complex financial issues in a clear and effective manner

Experience of developing and using IT solutions including advanced spreadsheets, financial ledgers

Skills-Essential

Ability to work innovatively in isolation or as a team, taking the lead as required

Ability to plan own workload and influence that delivered by other staff

Ability to manage and prioritise competing objectives.

We can also offer you many staff benefits to help support you which include:

Early access to Psychological Therapies and Physiotherapy

Competitive annual leave allowance

Car leasing scheme

Childcare Vouchers

NHS pension scheme

Free eye tests

Money saving options through our salary sacrifice scheme

Discounts on major high street retailers and restaurants

Get in touch today. Our friendly team is here to answer any questions you may have about our role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • CCAB (or equivalent) qualified with relevant post qualification experience.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through further specialist training & experience.


Desirable

  • Undertaking or willing to undertake further management courses.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of effective staff management
  • Detailed understanding of the NHS financial regime
  • Experience of advising managers on complex financial issues and providing financial advice to non-financial managers in a clear and effective manner.
  • Experience of developing IT solutions including advanced spreadsheets, computerised financial ledgers, financial modelling systems.
  • Relevant practical experience of working in a finance department
  • Understanding of financial legislation and ability to ensure the organisation adheres to it.


Desirable

  • Experience of working within a financial accounts process
  • Experience of working in capital accounting
  • Experience of working effectively with clinical and non-clinical leads both within and outside the NHS


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work innovatively in isolation or as a team, taking the lead where required.
  • Ability to plan own workload and influence that delivered by other staff
  • Specialist knowledge required of financial procedures & practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge
  • Ability to design, create and format systems and processes i.e. spreadsheets to suit specific purposes
  • Ability to manage and prioritise competing objectives
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet monthly, yearly and ad-hoc deadlines
  • Ability to extract, analyse and present complex information and communicate this at all levels within the Trust in the most appropriate format
  • Sound knowledge of financial accounts, principles and processes
  • Sound knowledge of capital accounting principles
  • Sound knowledge of system wide developments in NHS finance and how this will impact on the Trust
  • Ability to provide effective financial training to finance and non-financial staff.
  • Ability to negotiate technical issues with Senior Managers, Directors and internal/external audit
  • Ability to effectively apply investment option appraisal techniques and critically assess complex data
  • Ability to understand, appraise, review and implement governance processes
  • Strong presentational skills both written (in reports) and formal presentation (i.e. PowerPoint)
  • To be competent in the use of Word processing, Spreadsheet, and Database applications
  • To have advanced knowledge and competence of Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to write concise, clear and analytical reports for both internal and external stakeholders


Desirable

  • The ability to be responsible for the achievement of agreed outcomes without the need for guidance.
  • Advanced EXCEL spreadsheet skills
  • Advanced Financial systems skills


Special Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to attend meetings across the County as required
  • Able to be flexible with working patterns, which may include some evenings
  • Acts as a role model and promotes professional personal development and service delivery
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to the job, the achievement of deadlines and acceptance of personal responsibility


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Unit 9 The Point

Lions Way

Sleaford

NG34 8GG

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274-10830-COR

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