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Interim Finance Business Partner

Job Description

We are working with an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Finance Business Partner for a short term assignment.

The role will be hybrid with on-site working and remote working for the right candidate. Remuneration will be under the NHS Agency Capped rates at Band 8b and will be for 3 months in the first instance with an expectation of extension.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure the provision of high-quality information and advice to Divisions and Directorates within the organisation, liaising with external organisations as appropriate;

  • Look outwards to service providers and advise on budgetary control, efficiency and commercial considerations;

  • Proactively ensure the appropriate use of resources and the provision of the optimum level of financial information and advice to managers at all levels;

  • Influence budgetary accountability by means of formal periodic reviews of all financial performance;

  • Lead and develop their team in delivering first class effective financial advice;

  • Ensure the financial management function delivers timely accurate information to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders promoting and creating a customer focussed ethos for the function;

  • Provide and execute first line support in the development and prosecution of business cases;

  • Support the identification of cost efficiency and productivity opportunities within their respective Divisions using benchmarking information and being expert in using model hospital data;

  • Role modelling efficiency and productivity within the Trust – propagating a culture of investing resource wisely and, first and foremost, preserving resource for high-quality patient care;

  • Be the communication conduit through which SLR information is developed and ultimately used within operational Divisions, proposing nuanced and prioritised opportunities for improvements in efficiency and productivity;

  • Work as a team of Business Partners to upskill Divisional and fellow corporate colleagues in budgetary management and financial understanding.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • CCAB fully qualified;

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience;

  • Evidence of CPD;

  • Current member of relevant professional bodies;

  • Expert knowledge of accounting policies and regulations;

  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic NHS issues and priorities;

  • Detailed knowledge of NHS and private sector financial management techniques and regulations, including investment appraisal, business case preparation and NHS costing methodologies;

  • Expert understanding of the NHS financial regime;

  • Three years PQE;

  • Experience of financial management in a complex organisation;

  • Experience of developing effective internal control environments;

  • Experience of development of efficiency improvement programmes.

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

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours (3 working days) of receipt, please assume that on this particular occasion, your application did not meet the client’s requirements for this specific role.