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Finance Manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum or Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for a finance manager to join one of our clinical divisions and support the overarching financial strategy of our �1bn+ high-performing NHS Foundation Trust. Working collaboratively you will ensure the delivery of a professional, dynamic and proactive service and take responsibility for providing comprehensive, proactive financial management support to a division. You will be a key part of the finance team providing financial leadership to the organisation, and supporting the achievement of the finance team's vision.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who is keen to make a significant impact, taking their next step with this exciting challenge within a high-performing finance team.

Please click below for more details about this vacancy including the person specification which outlines the essential and desirable skills needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

Specific to this role is the suitability for agile working which is a mixture of on-site and remote working. In addition, we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To provide a financial analysis of the Divisions clinical and non-clinical activities To oversee the preparation and delivery of the monthly management accounts for the Division, working with the Divisions Finance Business Partner on the monthly reporting, trend, and variance analysis Support the Finance Business Partner in developing the financial models and scenario appraisals within Business Cases for new services or investments. To lead the Cost Improvement Plan (CIP) programme for the Division working closely with the Senior Management Accountant to cost, track and transact CIP schemes.

What experience/skills are needed

You will be a people-focused, qualified finance professional, with clear communication skills and experience in financial management Working with a range of stakeholders, you will demonstrate a solid understanding of budgetary control processes, budget setting and financial planning, combined with a broad understanding of financial accounting and control issues With a supportive and flexible team around you to deliver, you will be able to present and explain financial information in a timely manner that can easily be understood by non-finance managers You will demonstrate our UHS Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together

We are a dynamic and fast-paced environment, that is always evolving, always improving and encourages innovation. We are committed to your continued career development and offer a supportive, flexible and collaborative working environment, where your health and well-being are equally valued.

Working for one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, is a brilliant opportunity to develop your career and really make a difference to the patients we service. Please do get in touch, wed love to hear from you.

UHS offers a hybrid working environment with a minimum of 2 days per week on-site.

Person Specification

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Highly numerate.
  • Use of forecasting and estimation skills.

Qualifications / training required


  • Professional qualification (CCAB) in accountancy (CIMA, ACA, CIPFA, ACCA)
  • Current / recent experience in a finance environment.


  • Current / recent knowledge and understanding of the NHS financial environment.

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Knowledge of designing and working with spreadsheets.
  • Detailed understanding of budgetary control processes and budget setting / financial planning.
  • Broad understanding of financial accounting and control issues.
  • Understanding of financial information systems and with the ability to extract relevant information.
  • Advanced analytical skills with the ability to clearly communicate the results of such analysis.
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience of Financial project management/Financial appraisal and forecasting.


  • Ability to make use of systems (e.g., Excel, Word) to prepare and present accurate, clear information and reports.
  • Experience of working within an NHS management accounts team.
  • Previous experience of working with Oracle Finance systems.
  • Record of improving processes and reporting in previous roles.

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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