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Assistant Director of Finance

Job Description

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Finance. Remote working can be supported.

Key responsibilities will include:

Assuming accountability for all aspects of the day to day operational management, leadership and delivery of the Financial Accounting Team and accountability for detailed financial planning, forecasting, management and performance in associated budget areas;

Providing strong and effective leadership for the Financial Control function, ensuring all activities are planned and performed effectively;

Developing robust annual accounts processes, including planning activities across the department and key stakeholders;

Ensuring the maintenance of robust cash-flow records and the development and monitoring of cash-flow forecasts;

Overseeing capital planning and ensuring connectivity with service and business case developments;

Assuming responsibility for internal and external audit and counter fraud liaison and any required follow up of actions;

Ensuring that reporting functions and systems are modernised to ensure the finance directorate operates efficiently and effectively;

Reporting and forecasting against Central Finance budgets including interest, depreciation and PDC dividends.

The ideal candidate will have:

CCAB qualification;

Post-qualification experience at a senior level;

Experience of developing robust forecasts and delivery of financial and recovery plans;

Evidence of transforming financial reporting systems and producing accurate financial information within agreed timescales;

Experience of planning, coordinating and the completion of the annual accounts in accordance with the national timescales;

Experience of developing cash flow forecasts and treasury management functions;

Experience of implementing audit recommendations and liaising proactively with audit colleagues;

Strong people management skills with day to day line management experience;

Strong Excel spreadsheet and Oracle skills;

Knowledge of financial and other statutory and performance duties placed upon NHS organisations.

If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability.