Band 8a Finance Manager at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Sponsorship Available)

The Royal Free London (RFL) is in need of qualified individuals who are well grounded in the world of finance to join them as a Finance Manager.

The Royal Free London (RFL), established in 1828, boasts a rich pioneering history. RFL has consistently led the way in healthcare advancements, including deepening understanding of illnesses, leveraging cutting-edge technology, developing superior therapies, and tackling healthcare and social inequalities.

This pioneering spirit remains core to their approach today, contributing to their record of delivering exceptional clinical outcomes across their specialist and local services.

As a prominent NHS foundation trust, RFL employs a diverse workforce exceeding 12,000 staff from 120 nations.  They serve a population exceeding 1.6 million people across 70 sites in north London and Hertfordshire, further solidifying their position as one of the UK’s leading cancer care providers.

RFL’s mission is three-fold: to deliver world-class treatments and local care, supported by groundbreaking research and top-tier learning and education initiatives.  Their aim is to bring the best the NHS has to offer to every patient, regardless of the specific hospital or service they utilize.

RFL fulfills this mission through its three main hospitals and various satellite sites and hospital trusts, ensuring accessible local services for the communities they serve.

Position: Band 8a Finance Manager

Salary: £56,388 – £62,785 per annum, inclusive of HCAS

 Job Type: Full Time

Location: UK

About the Role

RFL has a fantastic variety of work underway at our hospital which will both stretch you professionally and ensure you have a rewarding workplace experience. You will be an important part of a committed and high performing finance team, as well as partnering with clinical and operational colleagues.

You will be expected to quickly develop an understanding of the business of healthcare provision, to support and lead on quality decision making through provision of excellent analytical support. You will be an integral member of the hospital finance team and be expected to contribute to the development, agreement and implementation of priorities.

Be part of a diverse, energetic and capable hospital group finance team, which is focused on supporting financial recovery and developing best in class finance reporting and business analytics

You will benefit from working as part of a strong team that is passionate about supporting and developing your talents to make the most of your career.

RFL recognises the benefits from a modern, flexible work approach, and will provide you with equipment to work across our sites.

This opportunity is likely to suit a qualified accountant with enthusiasm, drive and ambition.

They may offer the role as a band 7/8a development opportunity for candidates that fall just short of necessary criteria

Main Duties

  • The post holder will lead the reporting  of FIP trust wide and producing reports for FRB (Financial recovery board)
  • The post holder will support the head of finance for projects in costing strategy business cases.
  • The post holder will be responsible for the integrity of the financial data
  • Contained within finance reports and directorate budget reports. They will be expected to review and analyse the data before disseminating it to other interested parties and to include clear, concise and informative  commentary on the figures reported.
  • They will be responsible for exploring better methods of presenting financial information to the Divisional Board and other users supporting the Head of Finance for the ”ivision. This will require strong Excel skills and a good working knowledge of Word and PowerPoint.
  • The post holder will be expected to ensure that reporting timelines are reduced as required by the Head of Finance (Reporting).
  •  The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Directorates to ensure that they receive appropriate sound financial advice which they review and use to take decisions on costs.


  • Royal Free World Class Values
  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values
  • Professional qualification (CCAB) in accountancy (CIMA, ACA, CIPFA, ACCA)
  • Evidence of having kept technically up to date since qualification.
  • Degree or equivalent experience


  • First time passes in professional examinations
  • Attendance at an Accounting for Foundation Trusts course


  • Relevant post qualification experience or significant management accounting or equivalent experience in a similar organisation.


  • Analytical skills with the ability to communicate clearly the results of such analysis
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to present and explain financial information in a manner that can easily be understood by non-finance managers.
  • Ability to make use of systems (e.g. Excel, Access, Microsoft Word) to prepare and present accurate, clear information and to identify what can be produced from other financial systems.
  • Record of delivering to tight deadlines
  • Record of improving processes and reporting in previous roles.
  • Record of influencing staff, colleagues and budget holders to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Record of analysing areas of work to identify and implement improvements
  • Record of successfully training and coaching staff.


  • Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Before submitting your application and to avoid disappointment please check that you are eligible under the UKVI points based system.
  • Competitive pay

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified individuals should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and to apply

Application Deadline

July 1, 2024

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