|Finance in the NHS|
The NHS Finance Function can offer a wide variety of career options covering roles from Finance Assistant to Finance Director. Entry to this career pathway will depend on your educational achievements, training and experience.
will work with you to make sure that you have a personal development plan
that will help you to grow your skills and abilities to do the job you
are in and to move towards the next step in your own personal career pathway.
So who said accountants are boring?
A career in NHS Finance may be:
In return, we will play a significant and exciting part in your career. We will offer you a variety of roles as you progress within the Finance Function and will help you to learn about the way the NHS operates. We will support your personal and professional development and we will make sure that you have the opportunities you deserve for a great career in the modern NHS.
As a Finance Assistant, you may be providing financial information to colleagues so that they can make decisions about how to spend and control the budgets. You may be answering routine enquiries from patients or other NHS staff. You will be getting good experience of working in a busy office environment, learning about the computer systems and the procedures that make it possible to manage the money. You will be asked to work with the systems but as a valuable part of the finance team you will have the opportunity to makes suggestions on how we might improve the way we do things.
As a Finance Team Leader, you would be responsible for a particular specialist group of staff within the Finance Function. You would have a detailed understanding of accounting procedures in the NHS, as well as a sound knowledge of both internal and external rules and regulations that affect the work of your team. You will have specialist technical knowledge and experience, and you would be involved in complex work both with your team colleagues and with others. You will be able to manage the performance and development of your team and the work that they do. You will probably have achieved a professional qualification equivalent to NVQ level 4.
As a Finance Director, you will hold a board position as an executive director. The role is tough and challenging. You will have a wide and detailed knowledge of the organisation, the NHS and the political, social and business environment within which the NHS operates. You will have worked across many types of organisation and be willing to take significant personal and professional responsibilities. You will be a qualified accountant with considerable, relevant post-qualification experience.
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