Band 8C Chief Management Accountant

Discipline: Finance

Sector: NHS

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/07/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £70,641 - £80,554 per annum


The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) is a unique and complex emergency service network serving a diverse population and responding to 1.8 million emergency calls per year. In addition they are the current provider for NHS 111 / Integrated Urgent Care in both South East London and North East London.   Demands on urgent and emergency care providers across the capital are increasing, and the Trust is developing new innovative services to provide care closer to home for patients.  This has required the Trust to evolve its operating model and a number of exciting opportunities have arisen through this restructure.

The Chief Management Accountant is a key member of the finance department who will report into the Financial Controller and support them in leading the finance function.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that business partnering is totally embedded in the team’s culture as well as ensuring the team are technically excellent, have a can do attitude, can solve complex problems and challenges as well as work seamlessly with their managers taking joint ownership and personal responsibility for delivering results.
  • Lead annual Budget Setting working closely with the Head of Business Planning and Head of Performance and Analytics to ensure the wider business objectives of the Trust are modelled and fully reflected accurately in the annual financial plan
  • Responsible for production of timely and accurate monthly financial management including forecasting information for Trust Board and Budget Holders and work with the Trust’s Programme Management Office (ePMO) in the development and monitoring of Cost Improvement Plans.
  • Working with the Finance Business Partners this post will use high level technical, analytical, presentational, interpersonal and negotiating skills to develop effective working relationships with a range of internal and external senior managers across the organisation, wider NHS and local government.

This is an exciting and challenging position for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, demanding and highly flexible environment.  You will be a part of making life better for Londoners by helping the Trust to achieve its vision of becoming a world-class ambulance service for a world class city.

The successful candidate could come from a variety of backgrounds from within the NHS or the wider public sector.  This role could be well suited to a candidate who has a strong financial management background and has led teams.  You will have the confidence and gravitas to bring people within the organisation together and have the experience to lead the financial management team.  Having the tenacity and positive style to deliver in a challenging financial environment is critical, as is the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.

Please contact our recruitment partner Adrian Watts from Allen Lane on 0781 629 0865 for an informal discussion. For more information please visit:

In the first instance please send your CV, supporting statement and current remuneration to

Application close date: Monday 10th August

Interview dates: w/c 31st August


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