Service Accountant

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and work for us in our busy team where the work is varied and offers many exciting challenges.

Providing financial support to clinical managers across the trust with their budget challenges is highly rewarding.

This full-time qualified Accountant role working in the Management Accounts section of the finance department offers a flexible working policy, and will involve hybrid working, which includes working from home, Office Head Quarters, and at other sites across the county for meetings when required.

We are a team of 9, within a Finance, Procurement and contracts team of approximately 35 staff based in Worcester.

The role will include line management responsibilities of 2 assistant accountants, and you would be part of our senior team.

As an approved Employer with all major professional bodies and FFF accredited we will support you with your CPD and future training and development needs where many training courses are on offer, on top of on-the-job support.

Main duties of the job

On a day-to-day basis you will lead the finance support of two of our Clinical Service Delivery Units, together with some Corporate areas, giving you a varied mix of services and challenges. This will involve supporting clinical managers with budget queries, advice and training, as well as providing costings for new services, and skill mixing existing ones.

You will play a key role in the support of financial targets such as budgetary balance, savings targets and agency staffing reduction.

You will provide a professional month-end closedown, including Journals, accruals and budget adjustments. You will support our trustwide forecasting, and also write monthly reports for senior leaders.

You will line manage two of our assistant accountants, supporting them with their work, development, and training needs and their work life balance. As well as providing advice and support to the rest of the team.

You will also have the opportunity to play a role in other Trust-wide work and ad hoc returns.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Additional criteria


  • PC skills are required, especially in the use of financial computer packages and Microsoft Office
  • Able to meet travel requirements of the post



  • A good level of education in a numerate subject and must possess a professional accountancy (CCAB) qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Minimum 2 years post qualification experience
  • Minimum 2 years management experience at a senior level, including staff management /supervisory responsibilities
  • Demonstrable experience in management accounting, including the ability to provide detailed guidance and advice to finance and non-finance managers within own area



  • Requires in-depth specialist knowledge in financial and accounting procedures, financial aspects of NHS legislation and NHS finance policies, and in particular budgetary control techniques

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


2 Kings Court

Charles Hastings Way




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