National Finance

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The National Finance Division is responsible for providing National Finance Policy, Governance, Planning, Reporting, and Management of Financial Systems across the HSE.

The Division is led by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who has accountability for financial management across the entire Health System. The CFO is supported by five Assistant CFOs who form the Senior Finance Team (SFT).

National Finance works with Local Finance to understand and support the financial performance of each Operational Service Area and engages with the Department of Health on the HSE’s overall financial performance.

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Office of the Chief Financial Officer

With accountability for financial management over the entire Health System, the CFO ensures a strong, integrated financial performance system is in place

Operations Excellence

Oversees the management of and (where appropriate) the enhancement of the Core Financial infrastructure of the HSE and the Section 38 and Section 39 agencies it funds

Cost Accounting and Funding
Ensures the HSE has in place a robust approach to costing services and cycles of care in order to fully inform commissioning of services and the objective allocation of resources
Acute Hospitals Finance - Activity Based Funding & the Healthcare Pricing Office
Ensures a strong, integrated financial performance system is in place for the Acutes Division and ensures Activity-Based Funding for all Public Hospitals is being developed and implemented
Finance Specialists
Provides focused financial leadership across the HSE in relation to governance and the effectiveness of the system of internal financial and other controls
Planning and Performance

Ensures the HSE has in place robust Financial Planning and Financial Performance Reporting frameworks that facilitate financial management and control

National Finance Division Mission: To secure and account for the maximum appropriate investment in Health and Social Care by supporting Services to deliver and demonstrate value, probity and sustainability in the use of resources


Finance Reform
Local Finance