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Senior Finance Business Partner

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Finance Business Partner

Finance Department

Band 8b �58,972 - �68,525 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Finance Business Partner to lead a team supporting the Medicine Division. To join our ambitious team, we are looking for an accomplished and highly motivated CCAB qualified accountant with experience in leading and innovating within a complex organisation. You will be confident in preparing and delivering reports for senior committees and provide an effective and efficient financial management service.

For further information, please contact Sue Fox via email:

Interview: 11.07.2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will report to the Head of Financial Management and lead the month end closedown and budget setting for the division, ensuring team resources are deployed effectively to meet key deadlines. Key relationships will need to be formed with divisional and service managers and clinicians in order to support the management of resources within the income which their services generate. The post holder will hold a senior role in managing staff and improving processes within management accounts. You will work closely with divisions on budget setting, budgetary management, forecasting and CIP plans as well as leading on Trust-wide developments and business cases such as the integration of PLIC's.

The successful candidate will have well developed interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with staff across all levels and disciplines within the organisation.

About us

Our staff are the happiest NHS staff MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide expert, specialist and in-depth financial advice and support to the Surgery/Medicine Division, Director of Finance, Deputy Directors of Finance and other managers in provision of financial services to the Trust whilst ensuring financial probity and compliance with SFIs, SO and other policies of the Trust at all times.

To promote a professional approach within the Divisions ensuring that the financial consequence of service change/development are fully considered and evaluated and to provide direction and support to the Division to enable the achievement of Divisional, Trust and national targets.

To lead on Trustwide improvement projects: defining current processes, facilitating discussions and advising colleagues as to how best practice might be adopted in the definition of future processes, document these processes as the agreed and oversee their delivery.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Professional Accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA, CIPFA, CIMA)
  • Educated to postgraduate level, equivalent, or working toward.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Knowledge and experience in a management accounts setting. Including month-end, year-end management accounting procedures and forecasting
  • Highly developed specialist/expert knowledge of financial and accounting procedures, financial and other aspects of legislation and NHS finance policies QUIP CIP SLR experience and expertise in financial accounting and disciplines relevant to commercial finance including: procurement, human resources, general management theory and information management and technology.
  • Examples of the above areas include Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions, Financial Directives, International Financial Reporting Standards/Statements of Standard Accounting Practice, Government Policy as it effects the NHS, Charitable Funds legislation, Audit principles of internal check and control, VAT, EU Procurement Directives, NHS procurement guidance, NHS staffing terms and conditions and employment law.


  • Understanding of NHS Income and proven ability to analyse variances



  • Significant experience working at a senior level within a finance department.



  • Ability to analyse highly technical issues and provide practical guidance and recommendations that can be understood and acted upon by Executives and users on matters such as capital investment, business cases and savings plans.
  • The post holder will be expected to operate with discretion and without direct supervision to deliver the requirements of both the finance function and the Division/CSU. This will necessitate skill in balancing priorities.
  • Able to work with conflicting priorities and make judgements on these in order to effectively deliver the best service to stakeholders.
  • Highly numerate able to analyse reports and complex data sets
  • Ability to achieve demanding tasks and objectives against deadlines.

Personal and people development


  • High personal standard of conduct and behaviour and ability to act as a role model encouraging others to value and respect staff and stakeholders and holds others to account for this.


  • Builds and develops multidisciplinary teams, and maintains constructive working relationships at all levels and disciplines.



  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a wide range of individuals, e.g. preparing, and presenting financial information to Management Board members and staff groups, working with Trust senior managers and project managers and assisting external auditors.
  • Evidence of personal insight, and willingness to learn and change personal style/approach as appropriate.
  • Able to communicate highly complex information to a wide variety of stakeholders in the most appropriate way to ensure understanding and buy-in.
  • Able to communicate contentious issues with sensitivity and empathy.

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Finance - Financial Management (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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