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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2021.

Lead Accountant Financial Services

Job Reference: 358-3537941-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£54,764 - £63,862 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

This is a genuinely exciting time to be joining one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, as they embark on a period of positive change.

The Lead Accountant Financial Services is a newly created role to support the Assistant Director of Finance - Financial Services in building a high performing finance function, delivering good quality financial information to the rest of the organisation and the Executive Team.

Key focus of the role will be to:

  • Manage the transactional services and financial services within the Trust, including private patient and overseas visitor services, ensuring that the Trust meets its duties in these areas.
  • Lead on the production of annual and monthly transactional and financial service dashboard reporting and monitoring returns.
  • Ensure that appropriate systems of financial control for transactional and financial service areas are in place and operating effectively.
  • Deputise for the Assistant Director of Finance - Financial Services in these areas where necessary, including representing the Trust at internal and external committees/meetings at a senior level, and will be the lead individual for the transactional and financial services.

You will be working closely with senior finance colleagues and therefore you will need to evidence your track record of communicating with, advising and influencing staff at a senior level.

You will be managing a diverse team and, as an experienced senior leader, you must demonstrate your ability to lead from the front, growing a team and culture that aligns to the Trust’s strategic aims and priorities.

To be considered for this role, you must be a qualified Accountant and have a track record for delivery within a large and highly complex organisation.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Simon Linthwaite, Deputy Director of Finance - Financial Services via or 07817 228 035

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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