Deputy Finance Business Partner
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
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An opportunity has arisen for a 6-12 month secondment / fixed term position with the Trust's Financial Management team, for an experienced Deputy Finance Business Partner.
This opportunity is for someone who is able to provide an excellent customer service to both Budget Holders, Budget Managers and other internal\external customers.
Main duties of the job
The ideal candidate will have previously worked within Finance Departments , be CCAB Part of Fully Qualified and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering to tight deadlines within a Financial Management setting. Candidates must possess excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and be committed to working flexibly in a team which delivers an excellent service to its customers.
You will also ideally be able to commence work as soon as possible.
Please ensure you meet the person specifications and have the relevant qualifications for this role.
This vacancy will be closed as soon as a suitable number of applications have been received; therefore, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The post holder will be based at the Catford offices 3 days p/w and will be required to work across all sites. 2 days per week will be spent working from home.
Informal enquiries and both welcomed and encouraged.
Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
- Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
- Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
- Improving the experience of staff with disability
- Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
- Making equalities mainstream
The purpose of the role is to
Preparing and submitting a monthly Management Accounts Pack to the Finance Business Partner and to budget holders.
Designing, producing and maintaining budget reports and other spreadsheet based reports and models in accordance with agreed timetables and departmental policies and procedures.
Drafting the commentary to accompany monthly management accounts.
Preparing monthly variance reports for specific departments within a Directorate.
Investigating any variances from the plan and identifying causes and offering options for resolution.
Meeting regularly with budget holders and providing information and analysis to them regarding their budgets.
Supporting all the relevant budget holders in the preparation of their annual including provision of analysis and projections.
Advising budget holders on possible areas of expenditure reduction.
Acting as principal contact for key clients, probing business decisions, verifying reports that are drawn up by non-financial staff for compatibility with financial information.
Ensuring that all invoices to external bodies are raised timely and also all supplier invoices are coded in the system accurately.
Working with Directorates to refine their particular reporting requirements and to work with colleagues in other areas to deliver acceptable solutions to those requirements.
Organising, attending and minuting performance review meetings and providing briefing papers for senior management on specific issues and decisions.
Producing action points from review meetings, following up and reporting on any unresolved issues.
Chasing delivery of agreed actions, including exercising judgement on relative priorities.
Translating detailed audit recommendations into action plans.
Providing Directorate related input to the Foundation Trust application process by way of complex analyses and projections.
Managing the budget for the Directorate accounting team.
Rotation of functional role across other Directorates as instructed by Head of Financial Management.
Qualifications and Training
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
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