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Financial Analyst

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
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FIN Management Accounts
£31,878 to £42,046 pa. incl. HCAS
21/03/2018 23:59

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 4,500 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations. 

We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.

However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries. 

As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital. 

In everything we do, we will provide Care, Clinical excellence and commitment. 

Care - Helping people when they need us; treating people with compassion, dignity and respect; having pride in our work and our organisation.

Clinical excellence - Giving our patients the best possible care; leading and sharing best clinical practice; using staff and patient feedback and experience to improve our care.

Commitment -Setting high standards and delivering against them; supporting our staff to grow, develop and thrive; Learning and growing to deliver continual improvement.


As the Financial Analyst you will be accountable to the Finance Manager for delivering the accounts for given areas of responsibility. You will investigate financial transactions within the ledger, reconcile large amounts of data and provide valuable information to senior managers within Finance and across the Trust, including financial risk assessment, costing and forecasting. You will also be responsible for the line management of a one year fixed term placement student.

You will also produce financial information in accordance with strict timetables and short deadlines and be responsible for ensuring that financial transactions are in accordance with Standing Financial Instructions and Standing Orders.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated finance professional who is adaptable, able and willing. You will be expected to promote and deliver a customer-focussed service and to work as part of a team and to contribute to effective team working.

You will need to have excellent keyboard skills and be a competent user of Microsoft Excel and Word and have the ability to analyse and interpret data. You should also be able to manage your workload and prioritise effectively. You must possess excellent written and verbal skills and be able to communicate financial information in a meaningful way to others across the Trust.

Please note, you are required to be studying for a CCAB qualification and the post holder will pursue a programme of continuous professional development in accordance with any relevant professional registration or statutory requirements, whilst maintaining appropriate awareness of service provider requirements.

Please note that priority will be given to applicants in the redeployment list.

If you are looking to truly make a difference in a high profile and influential organisation that works across London, this role offers you an exceptional opportunity in a changing environment. We offer a challenging role that will stretch your capabilities and skills in a diverse and complex organisation.

Should you experience any problems with this, please contact the Recruitment Centre on or 020 3069 0260.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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