NHS finance staff make sure that our budgets are spent wisely and for the benefit of our patients. Finance Staff in the NHS tend to work in four main areas:
- Financial Services – where they manage the cash and make the payments to Suppliers
- Financial Accounts – where they ensure that everything is accounted for correctly
- Management Accounts – who work with other NHS departments providing financial advice and guidance to them.
- Procurement & Supplies – where they manage the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products and equipment to end-user departments.
Finance staff in the NHS will usually work towards a finance related qualification. Of course being an qualified accountant isn’t for everyone and you can stop at different levels. Paid between Band 2 – 6 (up to £39k).
Being a fully qualified accountant means you can work in a range of fields, you can move between the different fields. Paid between Band 7 – 9 (c£39k – £100k)