The running of any business or non-profit requires financial shrewdness and the NHS is no different. As a primarily public funded organisation, it’s important that the NHS is as efficient with its money as possible. Those working in the various Finance and Accounting jobs make this their responsibility.
Mathematics and detailed planning go hand in hand with a financial career. Depending on the department structure and specifics of the role, an accounting or finance professional will handle aspects such as bookkeeping, the issuing of financial statements and payroll. They are also often tasked with identifying areas of overspending by performing audits, and then compiling their findings into detailed reports for presentation. The importance of managing expenditure and maintaining efficiency make finance staff an integral part of many operations.
While improving the figures of a commercial business could be satisfying, making a tangible benefit to an aspect of the NHS is, in effect, making taxpayer money and the nation’s health service go further. As the NHS is funded by and providing care for the people of the UK, safeguarding against frivolous spending and making every penny count is vital. Financial staff are suitably valued and the promotion prospects can see a finance assistant or analyst become a director, manager or head of finance.
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