Head of Transaction Services


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£50,952 - £57,349 per annum pro rata

Job Highlights
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country.
  • We have an exciting opportunity to join the Finance Team in a large complex Foundation Trust.
  • As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed.
Job Requirements/Description

Salary: Full time - 37.5 hours per week

As an organisation we recognise the value of a healthy work-life balance. When applying, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate flexible working, so your work life fits around your home life.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the Trust.

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Finance Team in a large complex Foundation Trust. The role holds ownership of the management and performance of the teams covering; Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cashiers Services, to ensure a high quality service provision to the Trust.

We are supportive and collaborative and are committed to your career development with us. We are looking to encourage diversity of talent to University Hospitals Bristol & Weston Foundation Trust , so if you are working in the public or private sector, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Ensuring invoices are raised for all accounts receivable by the Trust (excluding patient care contracts) and ensuring the prompt settlement of those invoices with appropriate debt recovery action.

Ensuring payments are made to all organisations on behalf of the Trust in a timely and appropriate manner in line with the Better Payment Practice Code (BPPC) and that action is taken to resolve any disputes.

Supporting the controls assurance programme by reviewing, developing and improving financial systems, processes and controls across the Trust for non-pay and income (excluding patient care contracts).

Providing specialist support on all matters pertaining to Accounts Receivable and Payable and Cashiers Services.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

Interviews will be held in early July 2024

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria

  • CCAB/CIMA qualification with post qualification experience in a financial management role, or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers from non-financial backgrounds
  • Ability to manage, motivate and develop an effective team
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work / manage the work of a team in an organised and methodical manner

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria

  • Sound understanding of the technical accounting regime in the NHS for treasury management and accounts payable, supported by practical experience
  • Maintaining and developing key performance indicators / metrics
  • Producing Information Board level corporate financial reports and information
  • Liaising with Internal and External Auditors, discussing and agreeing audit recommendations and ensuring agreed recommendations are implemented
  • Working as part of a management team
  • Successful staff recruitment, management and training / development
  • Handling and resolving staffing issues in accordance with HR Policies
  • Dealing with confidential and sensitive issues with all grades of staff and members of the public
  • Resolving problems in a large, complex financial environment
  • Experience of working with PC based Financial systems and Excel

Desirable criteria

  • Maintaining and developing computerised general ledger
  • Working in NHS Finance

Aptitudes

Essential criteria

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, able to act on own initiative
  • Creative and imaginative approach to problem solving
  • Strong customer focused approach to work
  • Committed ‘Team Player’
  • Committed to continued learning and professional development
  • We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£50,952 - £57,349 per annum pro rata

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