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Deputy Head of Financial Services

Job Description

​We are working with an NHS organisation based in the South East who are seeking to appoint an Interim Deputy Head of Financial Services to provide accounting support and expertise to all areas falling within appointed remit.

The role will be for 3 months initially and will be at NHS Band 8a and renumerated under the NHS Agency capped rates.

This is a hybrid role and the appointed candidate must be able to be on site at least two to three days per week (full days) to receive training and effectively support client departments.

Job Summary:

This is a key role within the Trust, working with the Head of Service and others to support and maintain a robust financial control environment within the organisation.

The post-holder will develop maintain a good understanding of the Trust’s Standing Financial Instruction’s (SFI’s) and Standing Orders (SO’s). ​

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Head of Financial Services and Senior Finance managers to support the financial strategy and policy, including short, medium and long term financial plans for the Trust and finance department;

  • Be a key contact for the Trust’s internal and external auditors, assisting them in the efficient delivery of their annual work plans in order for the Trust to receive timely audit reports;

  • Prepare various performance, planning and management reports for all areas of financial accounts;

  • Raise any issues or areas of concern, specifically in relation to financial control, internal governance or reporting;

  • Support the wider Finance directorate designing and implementing professional development programmes on technical accounting issues;

  • Provide support to the Head of Financial Services and Finance leadership on corporate financial issues.

The ideal candidate will be / have:

  • CCAB Qualified Accountant or Qualified by Experience;

  • Over five years’ experience of working in a finance function in a complex organisation, ideally the NHS;

  • Knowledge of NHS Finance policies in relation to Capital;

  • Must be able to attend the site at least two to three days per week (full days) to receive training and effectively support client departments

If you are interested in the role, please email Neil Fineberg with a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.