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NHS Head of Finance - Private Patients Unit

City of London, England
Up to £48.69 per hour + Inside IR35
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Finance, Director

Job Details

Interim Job Vacancy: Interim Head of Finance - Private Patients Unit (Band 8c)

Location: London (Hybrid Working Model)

Contract Type: Interim (4 Months)

Start Date: Immediate

Practicus are seeking an experienced Interim Head of Finance to join a dynamic team at the Private Patients Unit within a renowned NHS Trust in London. This role offers the unique opportunity to contribute to a vital health service while working within a leading London teaching hospital environment.

Role Summary: As the Interim Head of Finance, you will lead the financial management and strategic financial planning for the Private Patients Unit. You will be instrumental in driving financial performance, enhancing profitability, and ensuring that all financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and internal policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures that align with NHS standards and private healthcare regulations.

  • Lead the budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting processes, ensuring accuracy and compliance.

  • Provide strategic financial advice to the management team to influence decision-making and support business growth.

  • Manage financial audits, identify risks, and implement effective risk management strategies.

  • Collaborate with clinical and administrative staff to ensure seamless financial operations and support optimal patient care.

  • Supervise a team of finance professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment.

  • Requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with substantial experience in a senior financial role within the NHS or healthcare sector.

  • Proven track record of financial management and leadership, preferably in a private healthcare setting.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and make informed decisions.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Experience in managing teams and projects, with a focus on delivering high-quality outcomes within tight deadlines.

  • Benefits:

  • Competitive NHS Band 8c salary.

  • Flexible hybrid working arrangement.

  • Opportunity to work in a prestigious healthcare environment and make a significant impact on patient care and service delivery.

  • Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to apply by submitting a CV

    WHY WORK WITH PRACTICUS? We've been supporting the NHS with the provision of senior interims since 2004. We care about what we do as much as you care about what you do. If you feel you could help my client and the many people whose lives would be improved and enriched by the successful delivery of this portfolio, then I'd absolutely love to hear from you.

    Practicus Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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    01491 577122
    Riverside Barns
    Remenham Church Lane
    Henley on Thames
    RG9 3DB
    United Kingdom

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