University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Finance Analyst - Corporate Reporting and Planning

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
£49,036 - £55,049 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
29 Mar 2023
13 Apr 2023
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Experience level
Part qualified
Job overview

As a result of an internal move, the position of Finance Analyst - Corporate Reporting & Planning has become vacant. This is a key role in the Financial Performance & Planning team responsible for coordinating Trust-wide monthly reporting, forecasting, production of the monthly financial reporting pack and planning. The post-holder will work closely with Mark Claridge and will have unique opportunities to gain experience of finance from a strategic, trust-wide perspective.

Main duties of the job

This Band 7 role is being advertised as a permanent role and would ideally suit an enthusiastic and ambitious member of the current finance team who would enjoy experience in a different area of the department and who would learn quickly and be able to demonstrate high levels of capability from day one.

Working for our organisation

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:

University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital

Eastman Dental Hospital

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases

University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

One of two finance analysts, the post holder will provide a wide-ranging financial reporting and forecasting service under the line management of the Head of Finance - Corporate Reporting and Planning, to include:
  • Provision of a comprehensive management accounting service for the Trust's central budgets.
  • Maintenance of the Trust's high-level reporting and budgetary allocation control systems, including the control process relating to the upload of budget journals to the financial ledger.
  • Coordination of the month-end reporting cycle. The post holder will be required to work closely with clinical boards to ensure a smooth process is followed with all reports delivered with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness.
  • Coordination of the Trust's financial forecasting process, management accounting reporting database and production of the monthly financial reporting pack.
  • Provision of trust wide data on workforce reporting and other ad-hoc information, as required, to the Trust's central workforce teams.
  • Supporting the Head of Finance - Corporate Reporting and Planning in the production and submission of monthly reporting returns to North Central London ICB and NHS England.
  • Deputising for the Head of Finance - Corporate Reporting and Planning as appropriate.
Person specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree level, with a strong academic record.
  • CCAB qualified or part qualified accountant or equivalent knowledge and experience in a relevant finance role.

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate experience of financial planning, budget strategy and control, and financial reporting.
  • Experience of using General Ledger and financial reporting software packages
Desirable criteria
  • Proven and substantial NHS experience within a finance function.
Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including the ability to communicate with all levels of non-finance staff from budget holders to directors both internal and external to the Trust.
  • Highly computer literate with advanced MS Office skills
Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to manage, lead and work as part of teams.
At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified.

UCLH recognises the benefits of flexible working for staff and has a dedicated policy which allows staff to apply for flexible working right from the beginning of employment. For more information please go to:

We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, all our staff have access tofree independent and confidential support, large retail discounts, a staff discount platform,cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few.

Additionally, UCLH Arts and Heritage's staff wellbeing programme, Creative Comfort, offers a variety of ways to engage with the arts as a member of UCLH staff. You can try out the weekly choir, weekly art club and join the Culture Club for exclusive access to free and discounted tickets for opera, exhibitions, theatre and more.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor's contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.

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