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Interim Deputy Director of Finance

North East
£450 - £550 per day
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Finance, Manager

Job Details

We are working with a NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an interim Deputy Director of Finance. The role will be for 3-6 months initially and will pay in the region of £450 - £550 per day, dependant on experience.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating financial planning activities across the organisation including developing overall operational and longer-term financial plans for the organisation to ensure the delivery of key financial targets / regulatory requirements.

  • Management of the in-year financial position and all financial reporting including in year monitoring returns to NHS England / Improvement (NHSE/I), Board and Committees, Senior Leadership Team, Financial Sustainability Board. Management of statutory annual accounts arrangements and assurance of external submissions and audit working papers.

  • Developing the financial performance framework including critically reviewing, supporting development of and challenging the adequacy of cost reduction plans.

  • Leading, coordinating and directing the organisation’s finance teams to provide excellent financial information and responsive business partnering, advice and support.

  • Provision of sound professional advice and support to the Director of Finance, other Directors and Deputy Directors in ensuring the development and implementation of financial policy and strategy for the organisation and management of the in-year position.

  • Contribute to Board workshops and / or Senior Leadership Team briefings to provide technical financial guidance.

  • Support the Associate Director of Finance, who leads on, and deputises for the Director in relation to, external partnerships and Provider Collaborative finances, to report on and provide assurance to external stakeholders and escalate any financial issues for internal action and / or mitigation, including Commissioning portfolio financial risks.

  • Provision of expert financial advice and support to the organisation by interpreting national policy and exercising personal judgement to apply knowledge to specific circumstances with minimal supervision. Contribute to Board workshops and / or Senior Leadership Team briefings to provide technical financial guidance.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • CCAB Qualification or equivalent experience gained over several years within NHS provider setting;

  • Experience of developing robust I&E forecasts and delivery of financial recovery plans;

  • Proven experience of managing teams to deliver complex change programmes and supporting operational services to release financial efficiencies;

  • Experience of operating at System level to develop shared plans and deliver shared goals and outcomes;

  • Experience of leading financial planning, budget setting, financial accounting and annual accounts processes to deliver timely and accurate statutory financial statements.

If you are interested in this role, please email me on with your latest CV included, along with your availability and expected rate in line with the above.

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours (3 working days) of receipt, please assume that on this particular occasion, your application did not meet the client’s requirements for this specific role.


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

Over the last 17 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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