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Financial Services Manager

Employer
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashton-under-Lyne
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Financial Services Manager- Band 6 Permanent- 37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Financial Services Managerto join our Financial Services Team.

The successful candidate will assist in the provision of the Financial Services and to ensure stakeholders including service users receive relevant, accurate and timely financial advice and information.

Interviews - 29th July - on site at Tameside Hospital

Main duties of the job

To assist in the provision of the Financial Services and to ensure stakeholders including service users receive relevant, accurate and timely financial advice and information.

Responsibility for the following functions:
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Charitable Funds
  • Treasury Management
  • Technical Accounts
  • Capital

  • To assist in ensuring the Financial Services section works to robust documented financial procedures, in order to process all relevant financial transactions with completeness, accuracy and timeliness.

    To act on issues of non-compliance with financial procedures in order to remove weaknesses and improve control systems.

    Responsibility for the preparation of appropriate Annual Accounts notes and FTC submissions.

    Responsibility for the preparation appropriate data for inclusion in the Trust's NHSE returns.

    To be an active member of the FSD/FFF steering group.

    About us

    Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

    We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
    • Safety
    • Care
    • Respect
    • Communication
    • Learning

    We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

    We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

    Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    SECTION 1- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Team Management and Control Systems
    • Manage and plan the teams workload including the management of stakeholder expectations to ensure consistent and quality service levels
    • Delegate appropriate duties and responsibilities to staff and provide a clear brief and relevant support
    • Monitor the quality of outputs, set quality targets and ensure staff set objectives for improving the quality of their work
    • Define and document financial procedures to support the above responsibilities, including the design, setting and monitoring of quality and performance targets
    • Seek to minimise transaction costs whilst balancing the need to provide a quality service
    • Promote lean, effective working without compromising the requisite quality of service
    • Ensure all support staff receive adequate on-the-job training and coaching in the functions allocated to them
    • Provide training to financial and non-financial managers on an informal and formal basis
    • Ensure all transactions processed via the Financial Services Team are in compliance with the Trusts Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs) and Financial Procedures, ensuring stakeholders understand and adhere to them including the development and presentation of appropriate training courses
    • Ensure any breaches of SFIs are recorded and reported including details of appropriate action taken to negate the risk of recurrence
    • Communicate and action Internal and External Audit recommendations
    • Ensure the offices are secure and appropriately staffed at all times
  • Accounts Payable
    • Ensure prompt and accurate payment is made to all suppliers and adequate controls are in place across the several payment systems used by the Trust
    • Ensure accruals are identified in accordance with the monthly timetable and journals are raised as appropriate
    • Liaise with the Trusts external VAT consultants to ensure VAT is recorded and reclaimed from HMRC correctly
    • Responsible for overseeing the preparation and reconciliation of the Agreement of Balances (Payables) in line with the national timetable and guidance
  • Accounts Receivable
    • Ensure processes are in place to account for all income due to the Trust and to resolve any outstanding debts promptly
    • Liaise with the Trusts external VAT consultants to ensure VAT is recorded and paid to HMRC correctly
    • Ensure prepayments are identified in accordance with the monthly timetable and journals are raised as appropriate
    • Ensure access levels to the AR ledger are set to appropriate levels and reflect segregation of duties requirements
    • Responsible for overseeing the preparation and reconciliation of the Agreement of Balances (Receivables) in line with the national timetable and guidance
    • Ensure prompt completion of NHS Debtors Scheme return to Department of Health and Social Care
  • Charitable Funds
    • In liaison with the Assistant Head of Financial Services Be a source of expertise and advice on CF accounting
    • Assist in the production of the Annual Returns as appropriate for submission to The Charity Commission
    • Assist in the production of reports and related papers for presentation to the Trusts CF Committee
  • Treasury Management
    • Responsibility for the timely review of cash books and bank accounts to ensure reconciliation in accordance with the reporting timetable
    • Review cash flow requirements to facilitate investment in line with Treasury policy
    • Ensure funds are invested in line with Trust policy and interest received is accounted for and reported appropriately
    • Ensure authorised bank signatory mandates are reviewed and up-dated as required
    • Be an Authorised Signatory on Bank Mandates
    • Ensure access levels to the Cash Management system are set to appropriate levels and reflect the need for segregation of duties
    • Responsibility for the reporting of Losses and Special Payments.
    • Responsibility for the preparation of reports and related papers for presentation to the Audit Committee.
    • Responsibility for the preparation of reports and related papers for presentation to the Board.
    • Ensure control is maintained over petty cash balances and imprest accounts.
    • Ensure access levels to the Cash Management ledger are set to appropriate levels and reflect segregation of duties requirements.
    • Ensure that cash plans and forecast are kept up to date and appropriate level of cash is maintained.
  • Technical Accounts
    • Responsibility for management of the Trusts Balance Sheet including the timely completion and review of all reconciliations
    • Ensure the Payroll interface and related reconciliations are performed and reviewed in line with reporting deadlines
    • Responsibility for management of procedures and policies, with improvement to processes as required in line with SFIs and audit requirements to ensure effective use of resources
    • Liaise with the Trusts external VAT consultants to ensure all VAT transactions are recorded and claimed from HMRC accurately
    • Be the finance specific point of contact for HMRC visits and enquiries
    • Prepare all reports as required to assist in the completion of the Trusts monitoring returns
    • Develop and maintain timetables for all routine and cyclical work within the Financial Services team, ensuring outputs are clearly defined and financial procedures support their production
    • Responsible for the preparation and reconciliation of the Agreement of Balances Income and Expenditure, in line with the national timetable and guidance
  • Capital
    • Ensures day to day capital transactions are completed in line with relevant procedures and that the appropriate records are accurate and up to date
    • Records correctly the procurement of assets on the ledger, in the balance sheet and in the asset register
    • Accounts for the disposal of assets correctly, ensuring they are removed from the asset register and conducts an annual asset verification exercise
    • Evaluates the life of an asset when it is entered onto the asset register and at the point of disposal, assesses whether there is any residual life/value and evaluates the implications of this
    • Checks that the depreciation charges associated with an asset have been calculated correctly and posted to the ledger.

    SECTION 2- KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Excellent IT technical skills especially in relation to manipulating large amounts of data
    • Thorough understanding of accounting principles and practice
    • Ability to identify and exploit the potential for improved financial systems.
    • Ability to provide leadership skills necessary to encourage and motivate staff.
    • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills.
    • Knowledge of NHS financial accounting systems and practices.

    SECTION 3- EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT
    • Significant use of computer VDU screen/keyboard
    • Frequent requirement for concentration when inputting data, and checking and reconciling information.
    • Minor lifting and handling in an office environment (files, boxes etc)


    Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications

    Essential

    • 5 GCSE's grade C or above including Maths & English or equivalent
    • AAT Advanced/NVQ level 4 Accounting or equivalent experience


    Desirable

    • Qualified Accountant with a professional accountancy body or qualified by significant work experience.


    Other Requirements

    Essential

    • Committed to personal / professional development
    • Application form completed in a clear and concise manner


    Experience

    Essential

    • Significant experience within a Finance Department
    • Experience of financial ledger systems and computerised systems
    • Have proven experience of successfully managing a finance team
    • Experience of leading and coordinating processes involved in financial accounts
    • Have proven experience of successfully achieving deadlines
    • Previous experience of NHS finance


    Desirable

    • Experience of accounting for Charitable Funds
    • Experience of accounting for Capital


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • An understanding of confidentiality
    • A good understanding of NHS technical accounting including coding structures and reporting
    • An appreciation of the importance of deadlines
    • Thorough understanding of accounting principles and practice


    Skills and Abilities

    Essential

    • Literate in modern IT software
    • Well-developed written and presentational skills
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Team worker with flexible approach
    • Ability to manage workload efficiently, prioritise and work to strict deadlines
    • Initiative
    • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

    Fountain Street

    Ashton-under-Lyne

    OL6 9RW

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    245-MGR6FIN-05-24-A

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