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Finance Manager

Health Division
01782 203040
£252.18 - £285.76 per day
Home Counties
15-05-2024 05:56 PM

The role requires close working with other Finance colleagues within the department, , especially those within the wider Care Group, day to day management of a small, designated management accounting team and working alongside and with Associate Directors, Budget Managers and Clinicians.
The post holder will be responsible for:
* Advising the Division or Corporate Directorate on the implications of financial strategy & policy. Proactively advising, influencing and educating on all business and financial management issues within the context of delivering financial objectives to include the delivery of the savings plans and a balanced Divisional and Corporate Directorate position.

* To be responsible for the production of accurate and robust budgets for their Division or Corporate Directorate in accordance with the Trust's financial strategies and ensure accurate records of all budget setting, budget movements and histories are maintained.

* To take the lead responsibility for reporting a robust in year and forecast year end position for the Division or Corporate Directorate, at all levels. To ensure reporting financial information to the Division or Corporate management teams down to individual budget holders, occurs in a timely and accurate well, as well as upwards to the Senior Finance Business Partner and Finance Director for the Care Group.

* To ensure the operation ownership and effective communication of variance analysis and investigation of factors causing movements, influencing and agreeing with managers the level of control action to be taken and where necessary a financial recovery plan is put in place to rectify the performance.

* Working with Division or Corporate Directorate to develop efficiency/productivity schemes and help identify areas to target, as well as the wider Care Group to ensure the impact is fully understood.

* Co-ordination of annual planning process for the Division or Corporate Directorate within the overall Trust financial framework. Provision of comprehensive financial support to develop, implement and monitor Division or Corporate Directorate business plans. Proactively developing appropriate financial management information systems that allow the Division or Corporate Directorate and wider Care Group/Trust to fully understand all aspects of financial performance.

* Apply appropriate costing methodologies, in accordance with Trust policy and best practice, to the provision of operational management information, business cases and statutory information requirements.

* Co-ordinates available performance monitoring information for the Division or Corporate Directorate, advising on the financial implications of activity variances. Supports Trust commissioner negotiations through effective reporting of these issues.

* To provide Division or Corporate Directorate professional representation in the implementation of service line reporting/management and patient level costing within the Care Group. To ensure clinicians and managers are engaged in the process during implementation and through to its integration within mainstream financial reporting.

* Provide support to statutory reporting requirements through the provision of appropriate Division or Corporate Directorate financial performance information along with other returns as required, in both a timely and accurate manner.

* Provision of financial briefing to Division or Corporate Directorate leadership meetings, and attendance at management and executive forums as required.

* Provision of financial input to business cases, applying appropriate financial appraisal techniques to both capital and revenue. To advise on the allocation of resources and levels of risk inherent in business development decisions. To lead on suggesting funding models in support of the case, critically appraise the financial viability of the proposed case and present solutions to the Division or Corporate Directorate.

* Responsibility for the day-to-day people management of staff who report directly, including recruitment and selection, appraisal and performance, discipline, sickness and absence management, training and the delegation of duties.

* Ensuring that any and all audit report recommendations are followed up and implemented.

* Provision to the Division or Corporate Directorate of appropriate advice concerning all aspects of financial control (SFI's, SO's, POs etc), probity and stewardship, charitable funds guidelines, Fraud prevention and VAT principles and regulations.

* To identify own training and development needs and undertake appropriate training / education as required, supported by regular PDP. To also identify managers and other staff training needs and input into the training provision identified.

* Post holder must comply with all the professional standards and codes of conduct for the Accounting body to which they are registered and maintain professional registration.

* To participate in Trust committees and meetings as requested/appropriate.

* Support and Deputise for the Senior Business Partner

* Any other duties deemed within the scope of this position.

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