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Finance Manager - 12 Months

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
This post is for 12 months fixed term to cover maternity leave. The post holder will report to the Finance Business Partner and lead the month end closedown, annual budget setting and business planning, ensuring team resources are deployed effectively to meet key deadlines.

Key relationships will need to be formed with senior management, business unit managers and clinicians in order to support the management of resources within the income which their services generate and to work closely with Clinical Support Units (CSUs) on budget setting, budgetary management, forecasting and CTG (Closing The Gap) plans as well as leading on Trust-wide developments and business cases.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially under-represented groups, we have an under-representation of Women in Finance roles and we are therefore encouraging Women to apply. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide the key link between the finance function and business units and ensure that the requirements and policies of the finance function are fully reflected into the workings of operational areas.
  • Be responsible for the CSU budget setting process including ensuring the operational areas have taken account of demand and capacity as well as taking responsibility for designated areas of budget setting.
  • Provide on a timely basis a range of complex reports to the Finance Business Partner, Assistant Director of Finance and Deputy Director of Finance and to the business units on financial performance.
  • Work independently and as a senior point of contact for the CSUs, providing a full range of expert financial advice to the management team.
  • Be a key and integral part of the CSUs decision making team. Being accountable, along with CSU leaders for financial performance.
  • Escalate areas of concern without reference to line manager and to deputise for the Finance Business Partner as required.
  • Lead on designated improvement projects as required and to pro-actively and independently instigate and implement improvements in financial control and reporting
  • Generate reports in a presentable format by using charts, pivot and summary tables to show monthly activity and income trends. Analyse highly complex financial information in relation to income and expenditure provide analysis and interpretation of variances and forecasting future movement.
  • Manage a team of Finance support staff.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification

Skills / experince


  • Strong background in financial management demonstrating an understanding of current NHS structures and the key policies affecting it and in particular those affecting Foundation Trusts.
  • Understanding and utilisation of financial and non-financial computer and information systems such as financial ledgers, reporting packages and advanced spreadsheet
  • oDemonstrable evidence of: oInfluencing & Persuading oInnovative and Strategic thinking oAbility to Lead, coach, develop & motivate staff oHighly numerate, analytical, interpretation and critical reasoning skills and capable of effective problem solving. oExcellent communication skills including written & verbal reasoning. Ability to present to a large audience of varying levels and mixed professional backgrounds. oEffectively challenging systems, processes, business cases in order to ensure use of resources is maximised. oAbility to work under pressure and handle multiple agendas ensuring workload is prioritised effectively. oMaking informed decisions on information made available Highly develop computer literacy skills demonstrating the ability to create and present highly complex financial information using computer software packages



  • Full CCAB (Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies) professional accountancy qualification (this is equivalent to Masters/Doctorate in specialist post graduate training).
  • Evidence of continued professional development and seeking opportunities to enhance skills.
  • *Advanced ECDL (European Computer Driving License) or equivalent.



  • Ability to demonstrate advanced, specialist knowledge and detailed experience, through professional qualification and senior level financial experience, across financial disciplines.
  • oInterpretation and adherence to oKey accounting theory, oAudit procedures and policies. oNHSE / I guidance o Department of Health financial and non-financial policies and procedures.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane



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