Finance Continuous Improvement Manager

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Band 7
Job type
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive

Job Summary

Following a restructure of the Finance team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we have created the new role of Finance Continuous Improvement Manager (band 7). This is a key role within the Finance Continuous Improvement team and will include monitoring of Cost Improvement Programmes (CIP) as well as supporting the overall PMO and Financial Improvement agenda.

This is an excellent career opportunity for a qualified accountant or finalist who wants to develop their skills in more of a project environment, using your financial experience to support the full programme/project life cycle and ensure CIP projects run to timescale, with effective governance.

You will be an ambitious Finance professional who understands the link between Improvement programmes and day to day financial management within a large and complex organisation. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who is willing to learn, gain new skills and use your finance experience in a project context to make a positive impact on patient care.

Main duties of the job

  • The Finance Continuous Improvement Manager is an integral part of the Finance Continuous Improvement Team whose key responsibilities will be to support good day-to-day functioning of the Finance and Central Improvement Programme (CIP) and support the Head of Finance to implement the departments developed vision and roadmap.

  • The post holder will support the full programme/project life cycle including the effective scoping, planning, delivery and benefits realisation of projects to timescale, budget and quality expectations. This includes supporting in the production and maintenance of all relevant plans, controls, management and the day-to-day management of the programme's governance through the Continuous Improvement Steering Group.

  • Although the post sits in the Financial Planning and Reporting team the post holder will have to work across the whole finance department to identify areas for improvement and set up task groups to work up and implement solutions. The post holder will need to be pro-active and good at building relationships, bringing teams together and driving forward change programmes.

  • The post holder will ensure good governance is in place, particularly around finance Continuous Improvement (CI) training and central finance transformation programmes.

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