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Income Accountant

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Join a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As well as offering a competitive salary, annual leave and pension package the Trust prides itself on providing a varied and wide range of staff benefits. We are proud to have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge healthcare.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and professional Income and Contract Accountant, to join the Finance team. If you are looking for a challenging, interesting and dynamic role our Finance team is the right place for you. You will join an enthusiastic, driven and caring team in a friendly, professional working environment.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the senior finance team and will be fully supported in the role and to develop their career. Although primarily site-based, there may be an opportunity for hybrid working.

We are looking for an individual who is committed, compassionate and self-motivated, able to work well within a team and under pressure. We are looking for a friendly professional with excellent communication skills, ability to form good partnerships, and confident in dealing with difficult situations. You will join a modern and progressive Trust that believes that helping to keep our staff healthy and happy is one of our key responsibilities

Main duties of the job

This role is pivotal in supporting the Trust to ensure that it receives all the income it is due, managing and reporting the Trust's income position. An understanding of the developments in the NHS funding and contracting regime is essential as the Trust looks to develop its recording and reporting accordingly. The role requires strong IT skills and the ability to work under pressure.

The post holder will also be a member of the team responsible for the National Costing Collection (patient level costing) and will ensure submission of timely, accurate and complete reports.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To provide regular activity and financial information on the Trusts performance to the Trust Board and other performance management groups
  • To ensure the provision of robust and timely activity and financial information to the commissioners in line with contractual obligations and agreed timetables
  • To lead the review of financial and activity information with clinicians, managers and other key personnel, and provide analysis on the results
  • To provide expert support for service area teams in the planning and development of their services with regard to service contract implications

Person Specification



  • Professional Accountancy Qualification e.g. CIPFA, or have a considerable number of years of experience in a financial management or financial analyst role


  • CCAB member



  • Senior Accountancy Experience
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and of managing change
  • Experience in contract reporting
  • Experience in costing exercises

Knowledge & Personal Skills


  • Expert at using and manipulating Excel spreadsheets and a working knowledge of Word
  • Knowledge and awareness of finance regime and regulations
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Experience in costing software
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

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