Finance & Business Manager

Pennine MSK Partnership


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Job summary

Pennine MSK Partnership is seeking to appoint a Finance & Business Manager to lead the financial planning, budgeting and accounting of the organisation and to deliver the aims of the Board of Directors. This is an exciting opportunity that has arisen because of the planned retirement of the current post holder.

Pennine MSK Partnership is well placed to expand its service provision and the Finance & Business Manager will have a key role in the development and implementation of the service strategy identifying opportunities for growing, improving and redesigning services in line with framework agreed by the Directors.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible and accountable for the delivery of services, within budget, for an agreed level of activity at an expected level of service and clinical quality.

The post holder will lead on financial planning and budgeting processes ensuring the development of efficient and robust procedures and promote good financial control within the Pennine MSK Partnership.

The postholder will lead on all Financial Accounting functions.

The post holder is to lead on corporate financial reporting, providing strategic financial interpretation and advice.

The post holder will lead the contract negotiation and financial planning process with commissioners.

About us

Pennine MSK Partnership are at the forefront of delivering a consultant led, NHS community service for the people of Oldham in Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Persistent Pain.

We live by our mission statement to keep the patient at the heart of everything that we do by providing outstanding care and support to every patient, every time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Principle Accountabilities

1) Financial and Performance Management and Reporting

  • To support the Directors in the development of a financial strategy that will ensure the financial sustainability of the service.
  • To produce a comprehensive balanced budget in conjunction with staff and the board.
  • To lead on all strategic and operational matters relating to finance and contracting.
  • To lead the annual budgeting process to ensure timely and integrated financial planning to deliver financial targets within the context of the Service’s clinical and strategic objectives.
  • To provide the financial input to the business case development.
  • To work with the Directors to maximise the services’ financial stability through the negotiation of service level agreements and contracts with commissioners, providers and through the delivery of internal efficiencies.
  • To have responsibility for the services budgets’ ensuring that optimum care is provided with the resources available and that the service achieves its service and financial targets.
  • To ensure procedures are in place for sound forecasting, monitoring and management of the services cash to secure liquidity and financial stability.
  • To ensure reporting systems are in place to ensure appropriate information is available to comply with statutory reporting requirements.
  • To provide oversight and governance for the financial management of contracts

2) Financial Accounting

To be responsible for implementing and maintaining adequate controls over accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll functions.

To ensure the payment of contractors is within terms and that invoices are raised promptly

To ensure that all employed staff are paid in line with their contractual terms and that submissions to HMRC and Pensions Authority are timely.

3) Leadership and Staff Management

  • To lead manage, motivate and develop finance staff to maintain the highest level of staff morale and to create a climate characterised by high standards and openness.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external financial issues that affect the organisation.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the organisation business plan.

4) Risk and Governance

  • To contribute to the development and application of systems, control processes and risk management arrangements that ensure full compliance with internal and external governance and best practice requirements e.g., Care Quality Commission Standards.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organisation's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organisation carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage

5) Communication

  • To work in collaboration with the Directors and senior managers to ensure effective communication arrangements exist within the service and to contribute to the development of effective communication with all stakeholders.
  • To sustain effective working relationships with the Directors, lead clinicians and other managers ensuring that the operational financial requirements of the service are effectively managed.
  • To ensure systems are in place to deliver accurately and in timely fashion, all statutory financial information requirements.
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with commissioners and contractors.

6) Information

  • To ensure that the service information systems are up to date and be able to collate, analyse and distribute data input for quality audit and costing purposes.
  • To produce accurate information regarding contractual commitments.

6) Other

  • To demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organisation.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • To demonstrate responsibility and leadership for promoting and championing all aspects of equal opportunities by valuing diversity in all areas of work
  • To implement and support zero tolerance approach to bullying and harassment in all forms and to lead by example.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures, the Health and Safety at work act and the Data Protection Act.
  • To always maintain confidentiality.

This job description does not attempt to describe all the tasks the post holder will undertake, it does, however, indicate the degree of authority, range of duties covered and the flexibility required for the job.

This job description may be amended in consultation with the post holder as developments evolve, and as part of the appraisal process.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • CCAB qualified
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional development



  • Extensive experience of working at a senior management level within a Healthcare environment.
  • Minimum of two years NHS/public sector
  • experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of effective budgetary
  • management and control, including achieving annual targets on a regular basis.
  • Proven success in business planning and in the development and effective implementation of complex strategic plans.
  • Quality focused with an innovative approach and the ability to solve complex problems.
  • A strong understanding of multi-disciplinary issues and commitment to multi-disciplinary working.

Skills, knowledge and Aptitude


  • Demonstrable record of successful line management of staff and proven team leadership and motivational skills.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret information to assess issues, anticipate problems and provide workable solutions.
  • Ability to contribute to business objectives and action plans in improving service delivery and patient experience.
  • Able to communicate effectively with internal and external agencies.
  • Ability to successfully influence and negotiate with other parties.
  • Ability to achieve effective team working within and across divisions.
  • Project and time management skills that are evidenced by delivery to deadlines.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure which may impact on levels of service.
  • Numerate with appropriate familiarity with relevant IT packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to record information with a high degree of accuracy and to undertake statistical analysis.
  • Good presentation skills for conveying complex concepts.

Other Requirements


  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development.
  • A team player who is flexible and enthusiastic.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine MSK Partnership


NHS Oldham Integrated Care Centre

New Radcliffe Street



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For questions about the job, contact:

Ann Todd


Date posted

19 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 8a


£47,126 to £53,219 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

NHS Oldham Integrated Care Centre

New Radcliffe Street



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