Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) is an acute teaching hospital working across two main sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The Brighton campus includes the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital and is also the Major Trauma Centre for the region. The Trust has expenditure of over £600m per annum, provides services to over a million people and employs over 8,000 staff. Further, the Royal Sussex County Hospital is currently undergoing a £485 million programme (3Ts) to replace all the buildings on the front of the main hospital site.
The Trust has faced considerable challenges over the previous three years with quality, operational and financial performance but they are now looking to the future with renewed confidence. On 1st April 2017, BSUH and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHT) entered into a three year arrangement when the WSHT leadership team was appointed to lead the Trust. The agreement identified a number of key priorities which included delivering the improvements necessary to enable BSUH to exit Financial Special Measures and effective oversight of the 3Ts Programme. This role will be critical to ensure the objectives are achieved.
As a member of the Senior Finance team and reporting into the Finance Director, some of the key responsibilities include:
- Leading on all aspects of technical accounting, external reporting and provision of financial services
- Ensuring financial reporting is robust and services provided are responsive and fit for purpose; delivering best practice and value for money
- Enhancing relationships between internal and external stakeholders, in particular other corporate departments, commissioners and regulators
- Carry out continuous process improvement and drive best practice across the financial services function.
We are looking for a CCAB qualified, detail orientated individual with passion for high standards, drive and energy. You must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills complemented by relevant experience of working in a senior management role within the NHS, wider public or commercial sectors. In addition, you should have experience and confidence when interpreting NHS technical finance requirements, UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and International Financial Reporting Standards. This role require a resilient individual who is excited about the challenges the Trust face and recognises the personal opportunity to develop their career.
Please note - this role will also be required to travel to Haywards Heath.
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Controller
- Public Sector
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