Interim Deputy Director of Finance

Discipline: Finance

Sector: NHS

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 05/03/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 3 - 6 months

Salary: £500+ per day


An opportunity has arisen at an Acute NHS Trust South East of London for an experienced and forward thinking Deputy Director of Finance to join the department.

Working very closely with the Director of Finance, this position has oversight of key parts of the finance function including financial management, income and contracts, and will be responsible for managing the majority of finance staff. This means ensuring that the team discharges all internal and external obligations and provides sound business partnering to the business amongst other things The post holder will be expected to use leadership, technical, analytical, presentational, inter-personal and negotiating skills and develop effective working relationships with a range of colleagues and contacts. You will be joining the Trust as they go through a period of significant change and development.

The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant with significant post-qualification experience of managing a broad finance team. You must have a full understanding of the NHS financial regime and should have experience of working in an Acute healthcare environment – preferably in the Deputy Director of Finance position. You will be comfortable working alongside Board members, managing auditor relationships and taking responsibility for financial decisions. Excellent communication skills will be essential.

This all round position will see you deputising for Director of Finance at Board level, exercising delegated authority for the Director of Finance and other meetings as and when appropriate and will be responsible for the development of the finance team. As such, it should prove to be a challenging and rewarding opportunity.

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