National Finance

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

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

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 Chief Financial Officers (ACFO) 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 Health Service’s overall financial performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Senior Finance Team 

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Chief Financial Officer

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

Acute Hospital Finance - ABF / HPO

Ensures a strong, integrated financial performance system is in place for the Acute Hospital Division.  They are also responsible for developing and implementing Activity-Based Funding for all Public Hospitals.

Community Finance

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.

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.

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.

Planning and Performance

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