Associate Director of Finance - Corporate Services

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The Organisation

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK's leading teaching Trusts, providing acute and specialist services to a population of over 1 million. We have a strong reputation for innovation, clinical research, teaching and high-quality patient care and are the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School.

We employ over 9000 staff, have a turnover of £700 million and have 1.7 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises of two busy hospitals with over 1,300 beds and 32 operating theatres, running clinical services from a number of other sites.

Our vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare; our values-driven organisational development programme and our five-year partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute are key to us achieving this vision by focussing on improving services via lean methodology.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an Associate Director of Finance - Corporate Services to join a department which is held in high regard to shape and develop the team as they commence a programme of work to upgrade the financial systems to leverage the benefits of standardisation across the wider health economy.

Key Duties

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Finance Officer, the duties of the Associate Director of Finance - Corporate Services will be to provide overall leadership and direction to the Financial Services Function, consists of Financial Accounting, Capital Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Financial Systems and General Office (Cashiers):

Co-ordinating the financial reporting functions of the Trust, ensuring that all internal and external customers' requirements are satisfied.
The post will take overall responsibility for staff development, performance and disciplinary issues for the staff in financial services (circa 25 employees).
To manage the preparation of the Trust's statutory accounts in respect of annual turnover and net assets in accordance with IFRS and the Department of Health timetable.
Liaise with internal and external auditors to ensure that all procedures are working effectively and that audit points are completed and actioned on a timely basis.
Deliver effective internal controls over all financial systems which comply with financial control standards and best practice.
Co-ordinate the Trusts capital budget setting process and take overall responsibility for the regular reporting of capital expenditure including the production of all relevant sections of the Trust's Integrated Finance Report.
To maximise the VAT recovery for the Trust
Provide expert advice on financial and accounting matters to the rest of the Finance Department

Candidate Requirements

The Associate Director of Finance - Corporate Services will meet the following requirements:

Qualified Accountant (CCAB)
Extensive senior management experience of working within a large, complex, regulated organisation.
Able to demonstrate a successful record of financial leadership across the Financial Accounting, Capital Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and cashier functions whilst developing and motivating the teams.
Experience of making judgments on highly complex, technical situations where action is required.
Excellent verbal and written skills including the ability to summarise complex, technical financial issues into concise reports and prepare complex, multi- faceted reports
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