Finance Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Join our team at St Peter & St James Hospice and make a real difference in people’s lives!

Discover a unique opportunity to make a profound impact within our organisation. Join us in our supportive and collaborative work environment, where your expertise will be valued, and your contributions celebrated.

As a Finance Manager at St Peter & St James Hospice, you’ll not only lead our financial accounting activities with precision and care but also play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of our finance team. Partnering closely with our Finance Director, you’ll embed robust governance and financial processes into our daily operations, ensuring compliance and driving efficiency throughout the organisation.

With a focus on leadership and management responsibilities, as well as meeting reporting requirements both internally and externally, you’ll be at the forefront of fostering growth and success within our Finance team. If you’re passionate about finance and eager to make a difference in the healthcare sector, we invite you to apply now and be a part of our mission to provide exceptional care and support to our patients and their families.

As a Finance Manager, your role will be to:

  • Prepare accurate financial reports, including monthly management accounts and annual accounts, while managing key controls and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Provide timely financial data to senior leadership and governance bodies, such as the Senior Leadership Team, Finance and Resources Committee, and the Board.
  • Assist in the preparation of forecasts, budgets, and annual audits, supporting departmental leads as needed.
  • Manage assets, cash flow forecasts, and NHS contractual invoicing, ensuring compliance and effective financial administration.
  • Oversee Income and Purchase Ledger processes, including prepayments, accruals, and contract monitoring.
  • Lead contractual negotiations, pricing appraisals, and monitoring/reporting for optimal benefit, while maintaining relationships with outsourced payroll providers.
  • Ensure timely submission of tax requirements, keep the Finance Director informed of developments, and undertake additional Finance tasks as directed.

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Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will join our dynamic team and become part of a workplace where leadership, teamwork, and organisational proficiency are valued and celebrated. We are looking for individuals with exceptional leadership skills that inspire others and foster a collaborative environment to achieve shared goals. Our ideal candidate possesses excellent organisational skills, able to manage multiple priorities and implement internal control procedures effectively.

Leadership and management responsibilities include effectively managing and developing direct reports, building relationships within the organisation, and providing financial advice and support. The role involves recommending changes to improve financial performance and controls, seeking efficiencies through process improvement, and ensuring personal compliance with hospice compulsory training requirements.

We seek individuals with a drive for continuous improvement, maximising performance and efficiency, while embodying our organisational values and demonstrating a willingness to go above and beyond. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to our continuous improvement initiatives, recommending changes to enhance financial performance and controls.

If you’re passionate about all things finance and ready to embark on an exciting journey with us, apply now and join us in making a difference in our community!

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Note to candidates

Please note that offers of employment are subject to satisfactory results from pre-employment checks (right to work, references, Occupational Health, Basic DBS check).

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager Martin Powell, Chief Executive, on If you need any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please contact us on

We will shortlist and interview candidates as applications are received.

Our people are our strength. We value diversity and inclusion so encourage applications from everyone, regardless of race, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age.

Job Features

Job CategorySupport Function
LocationNorth Chailey
SalaryBand 6 (£33,611 to £38,272 FTE)
Working hours37.5 hours per week
Contract typePermanent
Closing date30th April 2024. Interviews taking place on 8th May 2024

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