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Assistant Chief Finance Officer

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This post covers the East Integrated Health Community (specifically the Children's, Medicines Management, Therapies, Community & Primary Care services within Flintshire & Wrexham, with a total budget of at least �270 million). Hence, this role requires a qualified accountant with significant post qualification experience in order to deliver the role.

The main focus of this role is on ensuring the financial sustainability of the relevant IHC, supporting and driving the identification, management and delivery of cash releasing savings initiatives and leading the IHCs Financial Advisory Team for the CFO.

The post holder is a senior finance professional within BCU Health Board and is expected to contribute significantly to the financial sustainability, financial management and budget strategy of the IHC.

Main duties of the job

Responsibility for the management and provision of professional financial support, advice and information to the relevant IHC to enable them to effectively and proactively manage their respective budgets and finances to ensure the achievement of financial targets and the HB's statutory financial duties.

Ensure that the IHC's financial activities and systems are in line with corporate, policies and procedures and meet the highest standards of stewardship and probity to comply with corporate governance requirements.

Directly support the IHC Director and Senior Management Team in the business and performance management of the IHC, actively contributing toperformance review and highlighting early any financial issues which need to be addressed. Attend and actively contribute to the IHC Board Meetings.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

The post holder contributes to the positive culture, governance and control arrangements of the Department providing general site supervision as required.

The post provides leadership and professional management of the IHCs Financial Advisory Team, and advises and assists the CFO and Directors of Finance in the development of accounting, budgeting and reporting systems, strategies and plans.

Provides direct support to the IHC CFO and relevant IHC Finance Director.

A strategic and broad understanding of the financial environment that the NHS works within is essential as is an understanding of the full range of services the Health Board offers and how these services are operated in the context of patient need and demand.

Person Specification



  • Qualified member of CCAB institute
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Advanced ECDL qualified



  • Experience of senior finance position in large finance organisation
  • Wide range of experience in the finance function, particularly within the areas of Management Accounting, Cases, conducting service reviews Sustainability and Reporting
  • In depth knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and financial aspects of NHS Legislation and policy
  • Extensive experience of data manipulation, investigation and analysis
  • Track record of dealing with highly complicated situations and the delivery of challenging corporate objectives
  • Experience of working within a highly complex and sensitive organisation
  • Evidence of successfully influencing senior clinicians and other professionals and working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of Managing Staff.


  • Experience of working in the NHS at a senior level
  • Experience of preparing Business Cases, conducting service reviews and benchmarking in a large organisation



  • Ability to analyse and communicate highly complex information effectively at all levels within the organisation and also to external bodies
  • Excellent and highly developed analytical, interpretational and comparative skills capable of dealing with complex and sensitive information
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, through numeric and statistical presentation, and verbally
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge, including advanced spreadsheet and database designing skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work on multiple complex tasks simultaneously and produce high quality work within tight deadlines and within resource constraints
  • Ability to manage and develop staff


  • Ability to communicate effectively in Welsh + English
  • Flexible and open approach to the service
  • Demonstrable project management skills including work planning, organisation and prioritisation



  • Expert knowledge and understanding of financial management systems and performance analysis tools
  • Detailed knowledge of a wide range of areas in the finance function
  • Professional knowledge and understanding of accounting and governance policies and procedures


  • Knowledge and understanding of Financial Costing Systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of the PBr system and framework

Personal Qualities


  • Professional with a high degree of personal awareness and effectiveness
  • Receptive to new ideas and working approaches.
  • Able to create effective working relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and communicate financial information to non-finance staff.


  • Committed to culture of continuous improvement and professional development

Other Relevant Requirements


  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Preswylfa, Mold

Hendy Road



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