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Senior Finance Analyst

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Southend on Sea
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Financial Management Reporting team as a Senior Finance Analyst.

The aim of the role is to provide financial analysis in a timely manner to support services and senior management enabling them to make proactive decisions and take actions in an effective and efficient time period.

The role is vital in undertaking analysis of financial information such as run rate analysis and unit cost assessments which will be used in the development and production of the monthly management accounts and budgetary control information (monthly and annual). The role requires a strong ability to provide information to various colleagues in the organisation and help direct senior finance management to key budget variances, evaluating and supporting cost improvement programmes, and understanding around cost changes over time.

The role also includes the provision of finance and business support to the operational financial management team. The focus will be to provide clear analytical assessment and forecasting to support strategic financial leadership, delivering robust operational and financial management whilst improving cost effectiveness. The post holder will also deputise for the Deputy Head of Financial Management - Reporting on all areas of monthly analysis.

Main duties of the job

To analyse and interpret highly complex data, facts or situations and make reasoned and logical deductions, compare a range of options and formulate plans.

To validate data, spot trends or key events and use expertise to provide judgements and potential significance

Act as the lead financial analyst across a number of different areas, working collaboratively with the Finance Business Partners and their teams to provide a one financial solution using data and trends to make decisions.

Present high quality financial/statistical and management information in support of the Trust's operational, planning and reporting requirements.

As a subject matter expert for a number of areas act as a reference point on financial analysis matters, providing direction and interpreting ambiguous complex data provide insights, guidance and advice as required.

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues throughout the Trust to enable the continual monitoring and development of reporting and ensure it meets the needs of end users.

Ensure continuous monitoring and analysis of financial information to draw on and create data to compare between sites, years and benchmarking organisations.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached a full job description setting out the details of the role and responsibilities.

We look forward to your application.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of Continued Personal and Professional Development, for example working towards a CCAB qualification.


  • CCAB qualified



  • Significant knowledge of the leadership and management context of the NHS, the NHS financial systems and of financial system and processes necessary for delivering excellence in healthcare.
  • Significant track record of management experience at middle/senior management level in the NHS or other public healthcare related environment.
  • Extensive experience of extracting, processing and analysing data.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully leading delivery of priorities/outcomes in a highly complex partnership environment.


  • Knowledge of Data Protection and Data Quality Issues.
  • In depth knowledge of relational database operation and experience of writing SQL queries, extracting data and completing analyses of data.

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Comet Way

Southend on Sea


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