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Band 7 - Finance Manager, Hospital Charity

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year pro rata inc. HCA
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a part time Finance Manager role for the hospital charity. The role manages all aspects of the charity's finance, producing management and statutory information as well as leading the annual financial planning and reviewing business cases within grant applications to the Charity.

The role is supported by a 0.8 Finance and Grants Officer.

The hours can be worked flexibly but must include a Monday.

The applicant must have a relevant accounting qualification.

The post holder will enjoy being part of a dynamic and growing team who pull together to raise funds for those items that are over and above those funded by the NHS

Main duties of the job

The candidate will produce the monthly management information pack and will need to be able to produce reports from Xero using a report writing package as well as have excellent excel skills.

Knowledge of financial reporting and SORP is needed for statutory accounts

The Candidate will need to be able to draft financial policies and have an overview of internal controls as well as to comply with the Trusts standing orders and SFIs.

Knowledge of VAT and Gift aid is also helpful.

We are looking for an excellent communicator who can work autonomously.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a 0.4 role with hours to be mutually agreed. The post holder will manage one person and be part of a 7-person team. The post holder will report to the CEO and also attend and report on finances to the Charity Committee.

The key duties and responsibilities are outlined above and in the job description but will also include carefully monitoring of cash and investments , liaising with the NHS on payroll matters and ensuring that costs are controlled and monitored effectively

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • A relevant accounting qualification e.g., ACA/ACCA/CIMA with post qualification experience.



  • Evidence of planning and organising tasks required to achieve a specific outcome within a specified timeframe, without direction from line manager and of supervising the work of junior staff, ensuring a high quality of output.
  • Up to date knowledge of Financial and Management Accounting as well as a sound practical knowledge of applying accounting principles, including, but without limitation: costing, financial audit principles
  • Up to date knowledge of Charity accounting, in particular SORP
  • Up to date knowledge of Charity taxation in particular VAT and gift aid
  • Up to date knowledge of standard financial policy practise within charities



  • Experience of analysing, interpreting and presenting complex financial data and producing robust forecasts
  • Experience of financial accounting, cashflow management performing reconciliations, preparation of year end working papers
  • Experience and understanding of specifically
  • Production of annual statutory accounts including year-end investments reconciliation.
  • Charity accounting and SORP
  • Production of management accounts and financial reports and analysis.
  • Budgets and projections.
  • Experience of monitoring investments and cash management in a non-profit environment
  • Experience of managing the audit/independent examination process
  • Gift aid claim
  • Experience of providing training and support to others in own specialist area
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of accounting systems


  • A proven track record in charity management and a good understanding of the environment in which charities operate
  • Experience of Xero

Skills and ability


  • Excellent numerical, written and oral communication skills, with strong presentational and influencing abilities.
  • Good verbal communication and presentation skills including the ability to explain complex financial issues to non-financial staff,
  • Strong inter-personal skills including the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues at all levels from within the organisation and external stakeholders.
  • Acts professionally in all dealings with colleagues and in liaising with external bodies
  • Ability to work autonomously with the skills to make some decisions independently and to recognise where decisions should be made at a higher level.
  • Excellent problem solving, organisational and analytical skills must be a self-starter and able to deliver a required outcome from an initial framework without specific guidance or intervention from line manager.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own and others workload to delegate appropriately and take responsibility for quality assuring results
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Highly analytical and computer literate including MS word, Excel and Databases e.g. ability to write and understand: logical formulae, pivot tables, report writer, macros etc. Must be able to evidence ability to create and manipulate complex spreadsheets and databases

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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