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Head of Finance and Contracting

Job Description

We are delighted to be supporting an NHS organisation with their recruitment for a Head of Finance Contracting.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Advising the board on strategic and operational matters relating to finance and business, acting as lead for finance across the service;

  • Offering expertise as a subject matter expert on financial or contractual issues, ensuring the organisation has assurance on finance, contracting and quality;

  • Providing professional leadership to the Finance/Contracting teams;

  • Analysis of a range of complex data sets, presenting findings to a range of audiences;

  • Development of monitoring, recording and reporting systems demonstrating performance;

  • Analysis and communication of complex clinical information from audits, national reviews etc ensuring that the learning is taken forward appropriately;

  • Identification and management of financial and business risks and mitigations.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualified accountant with full membership and evidence of up-to-date continuing professional

  • development;

  • Relevant Masters degree or First degree and management qualification, MBA or equivalent;

  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of financial and management accounting procedures and NHS finance policies;

  • Experience of providing financial leadership, mentorship, and professional development at a very senior level with demonstrable outcomes;

  • Experience of invoice validation and NHS payment systems;

  • Experience of NHS Contracting, Provider performance management and use of appropriate Contract Levers.

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