Finance Analyst

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Blackburn
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, (ELHT) was established in 2003 and is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

We employ 8,000 staff, who all contribute and play their part to treat over 700,000 patients a year, from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. Our high quality healthcare services are offered across five hospital sites, which have over 1000 beds in total, as well as various community sites.

We are committed to delivering the best possible healthcare services to the local population while ensuring the future viability of our services. This will be achieved by continually improving the productivity and efficiency of services. Our core focus has enabled demonstrable improvement in our key access, quality and performance indicators.

In November 2018, the Trust received a prestigious HSJ award for 'Creating a Supportive Staff Culture'. This demonstrated positive culture change is happening throughout the organisation, and is much more than an 'initiative', it is the way we do things at ELHT. Engage to Make a Difference has enabled everyone at ELHT to play their part in the continually improvement of the Trust. And what's more our National Staff Survey results improve each year. We have above average scores for engagement, and are now in the top 20 percent of organisations on 16 key measures of staff satisfaction.

ELHTs Management Accounts Department is seeking applications for the position of Finance Analyst.

Our Award winning Finance Department has been at the forefront of change and continual improvement and has been Highly Commended in the HFMA NW Finance Team of the Year Category.

The Department is both FSD and FFF level 3 accredited so there is no better time to join this inspiring team. Our accreditation displays our commitment to being a leading edge Finance Function, supporting the wider improvement of the North West finance system and influencing local and national strategy.

Here at ELHT, we know what we do well, but always continue our aim to be amazing; we strive to provide the very best training and development packages and opportunities for our Finance Team, our ELHT colleagues and our local youth population and have been recognised nationally for this. This year we have been the recipients of 2 prestigious national training awards including the 'Public Finance - Training and Development initiative award'.

We don't just look at you for who you are now; we look at you for who you could be in the future. We take training seriously, and encourage you to do the same. We are a University Teaching Trust and want staff to develop their capabilities to the full with a range of learning and development opportunities. We provide a supportive environment in which to learn and develop, with the opportunity to further your skills and career within an exciting and evolving environment.

We actively participate in mentoring and coaching programmes and all staff have opportunities for protected learning time. The Trust is committed to the continuous improvement of services and has adopted a lean-based improvement practice to support this. Our teams' participation in improvement initiatives is positively encouraged with opportunity to access training to support improvement work.

Joining our inclusive and innovative team comes with a range of benefits including flexible working arrangements, training e.g. FSD and FFF courses, apprenticeship options for professional Finance Qualifications, a generous pension scheme and generous annual leave allowance. With our training schemes and support networks, you will be empowered to play a leading role in the future of healthcare, whatever your specialism or interest.

Our Finance Family have clear ambitions for our department to be the very best it can be and need a new Finance Analyst to contribute, shape and be a part of that journey with us.

We are looking for someone who is confident and ambitious, who will be a Team Leader in our Management Accounts Department. Working alongside a fantastic Team of Management Accountants and Divisional Accountants, we are looking for an individual who can use their initiative, be proactive and support the Division and its Budget Holders. If this is you, then we would love to hear from you!

Future Focused Finance

At ELHT, the finance team are committed to embedding the Four Strengths Framework. This covers the four key attributes the NHS Finance Leadership Council have created to ensure NHS finance departments are capable of playing their part in a modern, patient-centred NHS. All applicants for ELHT finance roles will be assessed against the four strengths as part of the interview and assessment process. The four strengths are
  • I'm a finance expert
  • I'm a Team Player
  • I drive for value for patients and tax payers
  • I make change happen

This exciting opportunity will allow the successful candidate to work in an engaging and forward-thinking organisation and be responsible for key objectives such as:

Working with the Divisional Accountant and Assistant Management Accountant to produce comprehensive and timely monthly reporting of the Divisions' financial position.

Supporting the budget setting process of the Divisional revenue budgets.

Assisting in the training of budget holders and managers in budgetary management and control.

Assisting in the training and development of individuals within the Management Accounts Team and wider department.

Act as a Team Leader and supervise the Divisional Management Accounts support Team.

Deputising for the Assistant Management Accountant where required.

You may be studying towards and have ambitions to be a fully CCAB or CIMA q

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The salary advertised is for 37.5 hours pw. Salaries will be pro-rata if the hours are less than this. For posts on AfC payscales, new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point.

The vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications have been received. Please complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.. Therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)

If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The Healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In line with other NHS trusts, the DBS check charge is paid by the successful candidate who has been offered the post. Candidates can choose to pay this over 1-3 months as a salary deduction. However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full before the offer can be progressed. By applying for this post you agree to this undertaking.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £44.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £27.00 which includes a small handling fee.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Telephone 01254 732075 or email or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer - please see attached for further information

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