Health Innovation Network Finance Manager
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you passionate about improving healthcare, addressing inequalities and using the finance function to help to drive improvements in health and care outcomes for our south London population?
We have an opportunity for a creative and passionate Finance Manager to join us at the award-winning Health Innovation Network (HIN).
Hosted by Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust, we enjoy the benefits of being NHS members of staff while focusing on innovation to improve the lives of patients and staff in the health and care sector.
The main purpose of this post is to support the programme teams at the HIN with the financial management of their projects, and ensuring senior manager, the executive directors, the board and our commissioners have a clear overview of the financial position of the organisation. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, from delivering transformational programmes to improving patient pathways, or internally with our wide range of health and mental health wellbeing initiatives. You could benefit from great health and wellbeing support which currently includes yoga, book club, lunchtime walks, and regular social events.
This is a role for someone who wants to move out of the normal finance role to work more closely with project teams and to contribute to the strategic direction of an exciting and interesting organisation within the NHS, We would consider secondments from NHS organisations also.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will report to, and work closely with, the Head of Finance & Corporate Support.
They will be a qualified accountant with significant post qualification experience, able to use accounting principals to answer queries and solve problems.
They will line manage the Finance Support Officer and will be responsible for the day to day financial management of the organisation, including driving change and improvements.
They will work closely with the programme leads to ensure that individual project plans are robust and accurate.
They will work with the Head of Finance & Corporate Support to produce monthly management accounts, including identifying and delivering improvements in the reporting.
They will work closely with the PMO manager to drive greater synergies between finance and project management.
They will be comfortable working with, and if necessary challenging, senior colleagues.
They will have high level excel skills, able to use excel to understand and answer questions as well as to build robust tools for the organisation to use to plan and track financial information.
They will have excellent communication and inter personal skills, able to communicate complicated issues clearly and succinctly, both written and in person.
The Health Innovation Network works across a range of health and care services through each of our clinical and innovation themes, to transform care in diabetes, patient safety, mental health, cardiovascular and healthy ageing and to accelerate innovations into the NHS. The HIN works with a range of expert support and services across the health and care sectors that support NHS innovators and companies to realise the commercial and economic potential of their innovations.
As part of the HIN adaptable working principles, which allows our ability to adapt to anticipated changes in project portfolios and gives staff the opportunity to enhance their skills and expertise, the successful candidate may be asked to operate across other themes and projects.
Brave - We encourage our teams and others to be brace with their ideas and support them to try new things.
Kind - We care about each other, the people we work with and about the health and wellbeing of south Londoners.
Open - We're open about what we do, and we share what we learn.
Different - We think differently, and we are strong because of our diverse background, talents, and experiences.
Together - We build communities and networks, we collaborate, and we connect.
This post maybe required to travel to any of our sites, though most on site time will be split between Evelina London's offices near Waterloo and Finance offices near London Bridge.
Reporting to the Health Innovation Network Head of Finance & Corporate Support being the day to day lead on finance and business processes.
To lead on the financial management of the Health Innovation Network, ensuring that all trust controls and processes are followed, that all procurement is conducted according to Standing Financial Instructions and best practise. Ensuring that invoices are paid appropriately and on time.
Reporting to the Head of Finance & Corporate Support ensure that the Executives and Programme Directors have appropriate information to make the best possible decisions to deliver the organisations strategic objectives. To be continually developing and improving financial and other reporting to better support the organisation.
To be managing the day to day business processes, including HR and procurement, developing and improving ways of working, ensuring appropriate guidelines are followed across the organisation, and that HIN links appropriately with the wider trust.
To lead on links with Guys and St Thomas Finance, HR and Procurement departments, developing how HIN uses trusts systems to drive continual improvement.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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