Finance Business Partner

Hillingdon, Uxbridge
c£65,000 depending on experience
17 Mar 2023
16 Apr 2023
Job Title
Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Business Partner

Uxbridge Civic Centre (however staff may be required to work from other sites within Hillingdon as required)  / Hybrid working

Permanent, Fulltime - 37.5 hours per week (but part time is negotiable / available)

c£65,000 depending on experience

Reports to Finance Controller

NEST Pension & 5 days of Study Leave offered


The Confederation, Hillingdon CIC works with general practice and other healthcare providers in Hillingdon to deliver high quality clinical services to patients. Our aim is to improve care for patients by working collaboratively across primary care and our partners as part of the Integrated Care Partnership. The Confederation team also work to develop and support individual GP practices, PCNs and Neighbourhoods and their changing needs. We are ‘of the NHS’ but independent, innovative and transformational.


Based in Uxbridge, we are a transformational new healthcare business, having community focus, entrepreneurial spirit and great ambition. We are building a localised, modern, primary care enterprise, growing rapidly through talented people.

This role will deliver the core financial management information and reporting for the Confederation across accounting, budget setting and regular reporting. As a young and entrepreneurial business with major ambitions, the role will also get involved in many other initiatives such as the costing of new services and their supporting business cases, the pricing and co-authorship of contracts and general financial advice to the Business. The role will be expected to represent the business with outside stakeholders

This is a clinically led business, whose Members are the local GPs, and as such the role will also work closely with the leading clinical professional on the Board supporting finance activities on behalf of the Members.

This role will have significant exposure to our business partners and we are looking for someone who can build relationships and champion the business. As such this role should be attractive to a finance professional seeking to develop their career in a fast moving, complex SME environment.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide the core financial reporting functions, including commercial support and advice to the Confederation and its Business Partners.
  • Producing budgets with budget holders for existing services, new services, one off projects and the collation into a corporate budget.
  • Producing timely and accurate reporting against budgets, as well as estimates and forecasts, on a monthly basis and where necessary to a weekly basis.
  • Analysing financial information to understand variance, correlations, trajectories, potential outcomes etc.
  • Meeting with Business Partners to provide support, advice and interpretation of reports and analyses to enable their good decision making.
  • Developing costings and proposed pricing with lead managers and lead clinicians, for new services.
  • Monitoring and advising on cash flow for our Business Partners.
  • Supporting the Finance Department to ensuring the business meets all its financial statutory and compliance obligations, including statutory accounting and tax issues.
  • Developing relationships with partner finance teams in the health economy and with wider stakeholders.
  • Representing the Confederation on financial and other matters to partners, members, stakeholders and others and projecting a competent, well led business, commensurate also with our wider values and care providing function.
  • Supporting the team to be agile, accurate and focused on providing excellent and pro-active financial services to the business.
Collaborative Working Relationships:
  • Foster and maintain strong links with all services across the PCN and neighbouring networks.
  • Explores the potential for collaborative working and takes opportunities to initiate and sustain such relationships.
  • Demonstrates use of appropriate communication to gain the co-operation of relevant stakeholders (including patients, senior and peer colleagues, and other professionals, other NHS/private organisations e.g. CCGs).
  • Can recognise personal limitations and refer to more appropriate colleague(s) when necessary.
  • Liaises with other stakeholders as needed for the collective benefit of patients
Professional Development:
  • Work with your line manager to undertake continual personal and professional development, taking an active part in reviewing and developing the role and responsibilities.
  • Involved in one to one meetings with line manager monthly to discuss targets and outcomes achieved.
  • Adhere to organisational policies and procedures, including confidentiality, safeguarding, lone working, information governance, and health and safety.
  • Review yearly progress and develop clear plans to achieve results within priorities set by others.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
  • Recognises priorities when problem-solving and identifies deviations from normal pattern and can refer to seniors when appropriate.
  • Able to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct.
Education, Training and Development:
  • Understands and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to members in the team and/or service.
  • Demonstrates self-development through continuous professional development activity.
  • Demonstrate understanding of, and contributes to, the workplace vision.
  • Demonstrates ability to improve quality within limitations of service.
  • Reviews yearly progress and develops clear plans to achieve results within priorities set by others.
  • Demonstrate ability to motivate self to achieve goals.
  • Promotes diversity and equality in people management techniques and leads by example.
  • The post-holder must comply at all times with all local Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the organisations Incident Reporting System.
  • The post-holder will comply with the Data Protection Act (1984) and the Access to Health Records Act (1990).
  • The post-holder must co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers, patients and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.
  • The post holder must at all times respect patient confidentiality and, in particular, the confidentiality of electronically stored personal data in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and in keeping with Hillingdon Primary Care Confederation Information Governance Policy and procedures.
  • The post holder should not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the line manager and required for the role.
  • The post-holder will establish and maintain effective communication pathways at all times with project team members.
  • The post-holder is required to travel independently between sites (where applicable), and to attend meetings etc. hosted by other agencies.

This job description is intended to provide an outline of the key tasks and responsibilities only. There may be other duties required of the post-holder commensurate with the position. This description will be open to regular review and may be amended to take into account development within The Confederation. All members of staff should be prepared to take on additional duties or relinquish existing duties in order to maintain the efficient running of the service or function.

This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the post. For a more exhaustive look at the responsibilities and person specification, please refer to the attached document.


Essential Professional Registration:
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of consistent pattern of learning from education, training and experience.
  • Evidence of working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Accountancy qualification required, part qualified may be acceptable depending on experience.
Essential Qualifications
  • Initiating, completing and standardising the design and development of reports
  • Demonstrable experience of pro-active autonomous problem solving
Essential Skills knowledge and experience
  • Multiple financial system applications - Corporate reporting processes
  • SME financial business processes
  • Commercial and business awareness - excellent communication and presentation skills
  • An analytical approach to work and ability to analyse data and information and communicate findings clearly
  • High numeracy and sound technical skills
  • Problem solving skills and initiative
  • Negotiation skills and ability to influence others
  • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships
  • The capacity to make quick but rational decisions
  • The potential to lead and motivate others
  • Good IT skills including excellent Excel and knowledge of multiple financial accounting systems
  • Able to establish and maintain effective communication pathways within the organisation ad our partners.
Other Essential requirements
  • Self-Motivation
  • Adaptable
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Immunisation status
General capacity across primary care is being expanded rapidly. The Confederation is determined to develop as an attractive place to work that provides rewarding roles and opportunities to grow in order to attract and retain great staff that in turn provides the highest quality care.

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