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Central Reporting Finance Manager (Band 8a)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is a forward looking dynamic well managed organisation that was awarded Dr Foster small hospital of the year in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is located close to Skipton, with the nearby Yorkshire Dales and is regarded as a very pleasant place to work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Central Reporting Finance Manager to join our financial management team. Working closely with the Assistant Director of Finance - Financial Management this is a role which is focused on delivering high quality finance, planning and external reporting information, consolidation of the Group annual accounts and ensuring key processes across the department are consistently designed and applied.

Based in the finance department within the hospital, the team work closely with operational colleagues to support robust financial management and control. The role advertised is vital in ensuring robust, accurate and timely internal and external reporting.

The post holder will have a key role in ensuring the effective use of resources through providing high quality financial information, advice and support at a senior level. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual with a real commitment to excellent service delivery and great communication skills.

Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

oEnsure the month end position is produced in line with the finance timetable for the Central/Reserves Division and other clinical Divisions which are reported centrally.

oResponsibility for the Trust Waste Reduction tracker and any associated reporting required across the Trust for accurate cost management.

oPrepare the finance elements of the Board reports in line with the finance timetable in readiness for the Assistant Director of Finance-Financial Management to review.

oAct as key liaison with finance teams from Joint Venture and subsidiary partners to understand their operations and ensure accurate and timely reporting in month end and consolidated reports.

oResponsibility to ensure that the consolidation of the Trusts and joint venture and subsidiary accounts are reflected accurately in the Trust ledger, forecasts, all Board reports, regulatory returns and Month 9 and Month 12 accounts submissions . Respond to queries from internal and external audit regarding consolidation and reporting.oTo ensure the consolidated Waste Reduction position is reflected accurately in Corporate reporting.oTo ensure a robust consolidation procedure is in place, together with comprehensive procedure notes to ensure cross cover is in place.

oResponsibility for the creation, consolidation and reporting of business planning templates and finance teams are aware of the business planning timetable and deadlines.

oEnsure that the Central and Reserves business planning is reflected accurately.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our 'Right Care' behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients - we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details and a detailed job description, please see the attached job description and person specification attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • CCAB / CIMA qualified with significant post qualification experience and active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).



  • Proven experience of working within a senior management accounts role
  • Significant experience of computerised ledger packages, and their application and development.
  • Experience of preparing NHS reporting templates for monthly and annual reporting to NHS England, ICS, ICB and other NHS regulatory bodies
  • Experience of group accounting and reporting within the NHS


  • Experience of Oracle/NEP ledger system
  • Experience of managing staff, with the ability to lead and motivate.
  • Experience of business case development and writing.



  • Work under own initiative and be able to prioritise own workload, and that of the team.
  • Ability to communicate confidently, diplomatically and professionally to all levels of staff within and outside the organisation, using all forms of communication. Often this may involve complex or potentially emotive issues
  • Significant level of analytical skills and ability to process and understand complex financial data.
  • Ability to communicate with financial and non-financial managers and staff.
  • High level of concentration is frequently required in completion of complex analytical tasks.
  • Plans the delivery of complex tasks or projects involving others.



  • Strong understanding of technical accounting required to complete external reporting.
  • Knowledge of NHS funding flows


  • Knowledge of NHS system working

Values and Behaviours


  • A confident, pleasant approach, willing to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • A commitment to behaving honestly, openly, impartially and fairly.
  • A committed and enthusiastic desire to attain high standards.
  • A commitment to taking responsibility and facilitating the successful achievement of desired outcomes.

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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