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Deputy Chief Finance Officer (Financial Management)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£115,000 to £125,000 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an exceptional leader to join our Finance Team. Reporting directly to the Chief Finance Officer, you'll be pivotal in building and developing the Finance Team and implementing highly effective systems and practices.

Main duties of the job

In conjunction with the Chief Finance Officer (CFO), the Deputy CFO (Financial Accounting) and the Procurement Director, the cohesive and proactive management, development and performance of the Finance Directorate as a whole.

Play a lead role in the financial management of the Trust, in ensuring high standards of financial performance and driving effective use of resources.

Contribute to the general management, development, business focus and overall performance of the Trust within the context of system working.

Day-to-day responsibility for a range of functions and staff within the Department. Specifically:

- Financial Planning

- Contracting Finance (Patient Services)

- Management Accounting

- Costing

- Education & Training Finance

Deputise for the CFO at various internal, system and national meetings.

Represent the CFO on various Trust working groups as required

Represent the Directorate within and outside the Trust.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria

Person Specification



  • CCAB/CIMA qualified


  • Postgrad Qualification



  • Significant relevant post qualification experience including experience in strategic management roles Demonstrable experience in leading and developing Financial Management arrangements in complex organisations Expert Knowledge of finance and accounting practices, procedures and policies particularly pertinent to the NHS Demonstrable experience of the full range of Management Accounting, Financial Planning, Contracting and Costing duties Demonstrable experience in Contract Negotiation in a complex and financially challenged environment Evidence of high levels of achievement in challenging financial and general environments.Expert Knowledge of NHS Information issues and their application to the Contracting environment. Clear understanding of broader NHS and Government policies and strategies and the impact of these on NHS Provider organisations Demonstrable experience in Management of the co-ordination and direction of a Finance Department producing timely and accurate information . Experience of financial systems and in particular demonstrably good IT skills including Excel skills and Budgeting software Experience in leading the implementation of financial projects Experience of promotion / engagement of non-finance staff in the use of financial information


  • NHS Finance in an Acute Hospital



  • Skills to undertake highly complex and involved analysis producing results that may have material consequences for the Organisation/Directorates. Skills to concentrate for short or longer periods of time depending on the nature of the issue. Understanding and interpretation skills necessary to perform technical expert adviser role Professional credibility (including communication) Ability to establish and maintain professional credibility at all levels of the organisation Ability to work in, and lead, professional and multi-disciplinary teams Skilled communicator of often professional, sensitive or contentious information Negotiation and interpersonal skills to persuade others on decisions and courses of action. High level of personal and Professional integrity. Leadership & Management Strong leadership skills - able to inspire confidence in self and in others. Ability to meet deadlines through effective organisational and planning skills for both self and staff. Sound judgement and decision making based on complex facts, situations and strategic perspective Flexible and adaptable - able to manage competing and changing workloads. Ability to deliver high standards of work and judgement under pressure Ability to deliver high standards of work and judgement under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road



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