Finance manager

Without strong financial management, the NHS wouldn't be able to provide medical treatment and clinical care.

As a finance manager, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that NHS funds are appropriately allocated and accounted for.

Managing the finances of a health organisation, whether it is a large hospital trust, ambulance service trust, mental health trust or clinical commissioning group, is like running the finances of a large company.

Working life

In financial management, your role will incorporate managing budgets and deciding on resource allocation.

It will include:

Roles in financial management

There are a variety of job roles and job titles in financial management. Here are some examples:

Management accountant

In this example, you would work closely with the head of finance and:

 Assistant director of finance

In this example, you’ll be:

Financial planning manager

Here, you will be:

Assistant director of finance

In this type of role, you will be

Head of finance

Working within an NHS trust or clinical commissioning group and in this example, you’ll have responsibility for the financial leadership of the information communication and technology programme across a number of NHS organisations to ensure that all statutory financial requirements are met.

There are opportunities to work in finance in non-managerial roles.

Find out more about non-management opportunities in finance

Who would I work with?

Depending on your precise responsibilities, as well as other financial staff within you department, you could be working with, human resources managers, clinical managers and staff woking in strategic management among others.

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