University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Finance Analyst

London, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
£51,488 - £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
25 May 2024
12 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England - for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England - for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England - for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree level, with a strong academic record.
  • CCAB qualified accountant/finalist or equivalent knowledge and experience in a relevant finance role.
  • Post graduate level education of a financial nature.

Essential criteria
  • Proven and substantial NHS experience within a finance function.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of NHS finance, including costing and income.
  • Demonstrate experience of developing and reporting on cost improvement / productivity schemes
  • Understands rationale for Standing Financial Instructions and has experience of ensuring that they are adhered to
  • Experience of using General Ledger and Financial reporting software packages
  • Able to work unsupervised and take decisions with minimal reference to line manager.
  • Able to draw inferences from large complex information and data sets which could have major implications for Trust policy and decision making.
  • Able to work confidently with large volumes of data of variable quality, presenting outputs in a clear way to enable understanding by finance, operational and clinical staff.
Desirable criteria
  • Detailed knowledge of the operation of NHS Service Line Reporting.
  • Experience of people management

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate ability to meet Trust Values of safety, kindness, teamwork and improving
Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including the ability to communicate with all levels of non-finance staff (including clinicians) from budget holders to Directors both internal and external to the Trust.
  • To report findings to others in the most appropriate and easily understood manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to enable quick understanding of complex financial concepts and processes to a very high level and to be able to continuously develop and improve such processes.
Personal and People Development

Essential criteria
  • Ability to deliver training clearly and concisely, on complex financial concepts to both finance and non-finance staff.
  • Ability to manage, lead &/or work as part of teams.
Responsibilities towards promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Essential criteria
  • Demonstratable understanding of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or Knowledge of the NHS obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duties
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.

At UCLH we take equality of opportunity seriously and are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer, with a culture that creates a real sense of belonging and trust. It is our fundamental aim, to recruit, retain and promote a diverse mix of people who are representative of our local communities. Applications are encouraged from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to support our world class research, innovation and creativity.

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 to free 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 via 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.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 544.3KB)
  • Functional Requirements (PDF, 262.3KB)
  • UCLH Values (PDF, 860.9KB)

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