Divisional Director of Finance

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Paddington, London
Band 9
Job type
£107,637 - £122,695

Job summary

The Divisional Director of Finance will have responsibility for leading the division on day to day and strategic decision making. The post holder will work closely with the Divisional leadership team (triumvirate) and lead the finance team to deliver on all objectives. Reporting into the Deputy CFO with dotted line reporting to the Divisional Director of Operations, the successful post holder will possess excellent business partnering skills and have the ability to shift between working at the strategic level and diving deeper to diagnose the drivers of financial deficit where necessary.


This role requires an inclusive and encouraging leader who will ensure the Trust's equality and diversity ethos and values are applied and promoted. You will be a qualified accountant with significant experience of business partnering in a complex organisation. You will have excellent financial modelling skills, sound financial judgement, be comfortable at quickly developing and implementing solutions to highly complex problems, and experience in persuading and influencing key stakeholders. We are looking for a leader who is proactive and innovative in managing change and who has high personal and professional standards.


Main duties of the job

The purpose of the role is to provide strategic and operational business partnering for the clinical division.

The role will provide expert accounting and business knowledge,strategic financial and business planning expertise, analytical support and clear presentation of financial and business information to clinical and non-clinical colleagues to drive sound financial decision-making. The post holder will also constructively and positively challenge all aspects of divisional financial and business performance.

The post holder will be accountable to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for their team's adherence to Trust financial policies and procedures, statutory requirements and requirements from Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England.

There will be an expectation for the post holder to cover for the Deputy CFO on a rotational basis as required.

The post holder will be additionally responsible for roles and/or programmes outside the divisional budgets and will play an active role in reporting on both financial and non-financial performance for the division.

The post holder will be a dynamic and pro-active individual who is confident in challenging senior stakeholders and can communicate at sub-Board level.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

 Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.


Job Responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required.

 For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

 Application for this post should be submitted through I&E professionals and not via NHS Jobs. If you are interested in applying please contact our recruitment partner Nicola Brooks at I&E Professionals.

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