Finance & Procurement Systems Controller

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Finance & Procurement Systems Controller NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area

CFO Systems


NHS AfC: Band 6




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Royal South Hants Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa

Salary period



01/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

The finance and procurement systems team are seeking an experienced professional to join their team as a finance and procurement systems controller to manage and support the finance and procurement systems manager on all components of the Oracle Fusion, procurement, finance and accounting system. The successful candidate will possess significant IT experience and systems knowledge and be able to train users on how to use the new systems effectively.


The finance and procurement systems team delivers key support, analytics and system administration for the 1,000+ end users who interact with Oracle Fusion ERP.

We are a close knit team who have created a friendly and supportive atmosphere where all team members are dedicated to providing the highest quality service whilst maintaining a positive and upbeat working environment.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you'll do

  • Provide first line support for end users via IT Helpdesk ticket system
  • Assist in development and maintenance of the finance and procurement systems.
  • Improve efficiency and end user experience.
  • Resolve user issues within agreed triage times assisting in development of SLA's.
  • Provide user training both one to one and in small groups.
  • Perform system testing and user acceptance testing as the role requires and ensure integrity of all systems and their respective interfaces.
  • Have an understanding of finance and procurement underlying processes and procedures.
  • What we're looking for

  • Knowledge of data collection and manipulation
  • Experience in an accounting/procurement or systems role in a large organisation
  • Knowledge of designing advanced spreadsheets and databases.
  • Knowledge of procurement/finance processes
  • Systems development processes
  • Additional information

    Previous applicants need not apply.

    Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 24 January 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Specialist knowledge and expertise of finance or procurement systems acquired through degree level qualifications or equivalent knowledge skills and experience plus further specialist experience within a relevant field.
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Troubleshooting; system issue diagnosis and resolution
  • Knowledge of data collection and manipulation
  • Experience in an accounting/ procurement or systems role in a large organisation
  • Knowledge of designing advanced spreadsheets and databases.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes
  • Systems development processes
  • Interfacing and feeder systems.
  • Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience within the health service or a related area.
  • Previous experience of working with complex reporting tools
  • Technical accounting; understanding of accounting concepts.
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • IT Skills
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills in a highly complex environment.
  • Highly numerate.
  • Analytical, with attention to detail.
  • Accurate & timely production of information.
  • Initiative.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Able to communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • Transparent and open
  • Methodical and logical
  • Have integrity
  • Follow procedures & guidelines
  • Manage priorities to meet specific deadlines
  • Desirable criteria
  • A positive attitude
  • Ability to cope with pressure.
  • Seeks constant improvement in their own performance.
  • Special requirements of the post Desirable criteria
  • Ability to be flexible on working hours
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 312.3KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 148.7KB)
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    Phil Dey

    Job title

    Finance & Procurement Systems Manager

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