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Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Head of Management Accounts Band 8b

£58,000 – £68,500 plus excellent NHS Benefits

Dorchester / Hybrid working

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset. With a turnover of £290 million and a workforce of over 3,000 staff we provide an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

DCH is a vibrant organisation with a reputation for delivering high quality services and our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them.

To achieve this, we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence are at the core of everything we do. We care about our patients and our people. We are focused on providing outstanding, safe patient care, and a positive working culture that benefits staff and patients alike.

The Role

We are currently looking to recruit an exceptional, professional and highly motivated Head of Management Accounts.

Reporting to the Head of Financial Management, the post holder will proactively lead the monthly production, presentation and reporting of the Trusts financial position to a strict timetable and be responsible for identifying and reporting drivers of the financial position including accurate monthly forecasting.

In your role as Head of Management Accounts you will be responsible for the promotion and installation of proactive management accounting techniques and deliverables of the Management Accounts department.

You will proactively lead the monthly production, presentation and reporting of the Trusts financial position to strict timetable, identifying and reporting drivers of the position including accurate monthly forecasting, including identification of risks, opportunities and mitigations highlighted.

You will also play a key lead role in the development of the Trust’s business planning and operational plan for current and future financial strategy. This will involve working closely with other members of the senior finance team to produce a detailed Trust plan with effective supporting information to stand up to external scrutiny and challenge.

This role is a core member of the Senior Management Team and plays an integral part in providing senior leadership within the Trust. The post holder will also deputise for the Head of Financial Management as necessary.

About you

To succeed in the role at DCH, you will:

* Be a qualified Accountant with substantial financial management experience in a medium to large and complex organisation.

* Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable experience of leading and engaging with finance and other corporate functions to develop a mature and rounded service.

* Have excellent understanding of management accounting, budget setting, financial reporting, planning and forecasting as well as being adept at managing both your own and your team’s priorities.

* Be a strong leader able to communicate well with your peers and team members and have resilience to adapt quickly to changing priorities and demands from internal and external stakeholders and the wider health economy.

The benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication you will enjoy a wide variety of benefits including:

*Band 8b salary package starting at £58,972 and increasing to £68,525

*27 – 33 days holiday (excl bank holidays based on length of NHS service)

*Hybrid and flexible working available

*Standard NHS pension and other associated benefits

NHS Experience is certainly not a prerequisite for this role and we would welcome applications from all sectors. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles as diversity strengthens our teams.

For more information on this role please contact our retained consultant Nicola Shaw at Morgan Law on 07554 443 877 or to apply please send a CV to

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