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Senior Financial Accountant

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you an experienced Accountant looking for a new challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Financial Accountant (8A) at Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) to join an award-winning finance team within a Mental Health environment and a growing Trust.

The post holder will be a senior member of the finance team reporting to the Associate Director of Finance (Financial Accounting and Payroll), responsible for delivering first class, effective financial advice and supporting the wider organisation.

KMPT are looking for an ambitious individual who can bring creativity, passion and determination to the role. We welcome applications from qualified or part qualified individuals, who have experience of operating at a senior level within a large organisation.

Candidates must have previous management experience and a strong understanding of financial accounting. Whilst NHS experience is desirable, this is not essential, and we welcome applications from individuals who are keen to explore a new career in the NHS.

We are proud to be a supportive, caring and flexible employer. We strive for excellence in regard to well-being and flexible working. Work-life balance is super important and we encourage staff to have open discussions about the various different methods of flexible working that we offer.

All staff have a structured corporate and local induction, as well as the opportunity to get to know the business before commencing role specific duties.

Main duties of the job

As the manager for the Financial Accounts team your role will be essential in ensuring that the Trust can successfully manage and accuratelyreport on our assets and liabilities, including cash, capital, debtors and creditors.

This role is vital in the production of the statutory annualaccounts along with monthly monitoring returns and Board papers, and for the compilation of high quality working papers. The successfulapplicant will need to be able to provide and implement complex technical advice and provide financial leadership to the team to ensure accurateinformation is provided and deadlines are met.

About us

One in four people in the UK will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives. KMPT are passionate about support and recovery for both those affected and their loved ones.

KMPT are commissioned to provide secondary mental health services across Kent and Medway, both in the community and within inpatient settings.

KMPT has a clear vision and values they are proud of, the vision is to provide brilliant care through brilliant people by:
  • Consistently delivering outstanding quality of care
  • Recruiting, retraining and developing the best staff, making KMPT a great place to work
  • Placing continuous improvement at the heart of what we do
  • Developing and extending our research and innovation work
  • Maximising the use of digital technology
  • Meeting or exceeding requirements set out in the Five Year Forward View
  • Delivering financial balance and organisational sustainability
  • Developing our core business and entering new markets through increased partnership working
  • Ensuring success of our system-wide sustainability plans through active participation and leadership

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure management of the Trusts cash position, leading on cashflow forecasting, producing a monthly cash reporting pack for the senior finance team, managing working capital and ensuring achievement of the External Financing Limit.

To investigate and advise on complex issues associated with capital reporting and fixed assets, ensuring that the trust achieves its statutory targets and lead on capital forecasting and technical adjustments to ensure accurate reporting.

To lead on the population of monthly financial returns and annual accounts forms, ensuring detailed working papers are prepared and that all returns to NHS Improvement (NHSI) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are accurate, submitted within the prescribed deadlines and comply with current accounting standards, the Department of Health Group Accounting Manual and other statutory requirements

To lead on reporting of the Trust Statement of Financial Position and Cashflow Statement and the associated commentary for monthly board reporting, ensuring all control accounts are reconciled and reviewed.

To ensure that staff across Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are adhering to finance policies and are using the financial systems in the most effective way, and take a lead role in the use of the Oracle system in liaison with NHS Shared Business Services.

To manage the financial accounting team and take responsibility for their performance.

Deputise for the Associate Director of Finance (Financial Accounting) across the full range of functions

If you have any questions, or would like to have an informal discussion about the role in the first instance, please email who will be happy to give you a call.

Person Specification



  • Qualified


  • Degree



  • 2 experience in senior FA role
  • 2 year staff management experience


  • Experience in NHS finance



  • Current accounting standards
  • Large ledger packages


  • NHS accounting policies



  • Meeting challenging deadlines
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership and planning
  • Analyse and interpret data

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