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Deputy Divisional Finance Manager

Employer
Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wigan
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a full time (37.5 hours per week) Deputy Divisional Manager in the Finance Department.

The post holder will provide day-to-day financial support and advice to colleagues within the Medicine division. This will cover all aspects of budgetary control and performance including investigating complex financial enquiries, providing support & advice as required and ensuring work is completed in line with financial timescales and legal requirements.Reporting directly to the Divisional Finance Manager, this is an excellent opportunity for an individual with previous Management Accounts experience. The post holder will work closely with budget managers, clinical professionals and other members of the finance team within the organisation to provide timely and accurate information and help develop and further improve information systems.The post holder must have access to transport to enable travel between hospital sites. The post is advertised as full time.

Main duties of the job

To provide financial information and advice to the Deputy Director of Performance and other managers within the relevant Directorates. To meet regularly with these managers to ensure that any potential financial problems are identified early enough for corrective action to be effective.

To have overall responsibility for all aspects of budgetary management within the relevant directorates, including monitoring of performance and providing advice on corrective action as necessary. To take a lead role in the Division in annual budget setting process.

This vacancy is open to all internal and external candidates.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

On-Call

Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key results from the job holder
  • To provide financial information and advice to the Deputy Director of Performance and other managers within the relevant Directorates. To meet regularly with these managers to ensure that any potential financial problems are identified early enough for corrective action to be effective.
  • To have overall responsibility for all aspects of budgetary management within the relevant directorates, including monitoring of performance and providing advice on corrective action as necessary. To take a lead role in the Division in annual budget setting process.
  • To undertake lead responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of recharging mechanisms to improve budgetary control. To take responsibility for the authorisation of specific expenditure within the Directorates (e.g. Works recharges) and the authorisation for the advertisement of vacant posts to ensure that funding is available.
  • To actively participate in and contribute to the formulation and implementation of the Divisional Business Plans in accordance with the Trust's strategic aims and objectives. To provide support and advice on financial and non-financial aspects of the Business Plans.
  • To provide the Associate Director of Finance with the information necessary to enable corporate financial reporting. This will include explanation of significant variance movements for inclusion in the Trust Board Report.
  • To provide monthly financial performance reports that take into account activity, income & expenditure, CIP progress and encompassing risks & forecasts.
  • To assist Directorate and Service Managers in identifying and achieving cost improvement and income generation targets, undertaking reviews of all existing practices with the aim of improving efficiency.
  • To participate in the development of new costing and budgeting methodologies to provide information for both managerial and commercial purposes.
  • To review, for the relevant Directorates, the Trust's costs relative to national norms and other provider units and establishing verification of significant variations.
  • To monitor the service provided by the relevant Directorates to other Trusts in accordance with the Service level Agreements. To discuss and renegotiate these SLAs as necessary.
  • To take financial responsibility in the competitive tendering process to ensure that best value is achieved. To prepare financial option appraisal reports for presentation to the Trust board incorporating recommendations.
  • To assist the Associate Director of Finance in the management and reconciliation of the Trusts reserves.
  • To participate in the provision of Financial Awareness Training to non-finance staff within the Trust and to organisations utilising the Trusts on-site training facilities.
  • To provide input as required to the Trust's statutory financial reports.
  • To ensure that the Trust's standing financial instructions and codes of procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • To open and acknowledge the receipt of tenders in accordance with the Trust Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions.
  • To assist generally in the financial management of the Trust.
  • Deputise for other senior colleagues as required.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of accounting systems.
  • Make recommendations to reduce costs and enhance value.
  • Undertake other duties as agreed with the Associate Director of Finance.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Final stages of CCAB qualification


Desirable

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial Management Accounting experience
  • Proven track record of achievement
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experienced in the analysis of performance data


Desirable

  • Directly relevant NHS experience
  • Staff Management


Skills

Essential

  • Numeracy & strong IT skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all disciplines and seniorities
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • A high standard of general computer literacy
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Politically astute
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex financial information
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills with an ability to lead change
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Good people management and motivation skills


Desirable

  • Ability to handle to difficult and emotional situations


Knowledge

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of NHS fiannce & accountancy techniques
  • Detailed understanding of the NHS financial regime and Accounting Standards
  • Strong computer literacy with particular regard to Microsoft Office applications
  • Thorough understanding of NHS targets


Desirable

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint & Word
  • Experience of working with Qlikview


Additional

Essential

  • Flexible approach to work
  • Strongly proactive and solution orientated
  • Qualities of perseverance, flexibility, determination and adaptability
  • Team worker able to collaborate and delegate
  • Ability to prioritise and work with imposed deadlines
  • Good personal organisation and planning
  • Creative and innovative
  • Ability to travel between hospital sites


Desirable

  • Interest in Finance staff development and involvement with Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Evidence of strategic thinking and innovation


Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Buckingham Row

Brick Kiln Lane

Wigan

WN1 1XX

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