Assistant Business Partner Accountant

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a permanent, full-time (37.5 hours) post however, part-time hours will be considered.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Finance Team as an Assistant Business Partner Accountant for the Division of Urgent Care of Aneurin Bevan UHB. We are looking for an experienced Accountant who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and has an appetite for helping to drive future transformational change.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will directly support the Divisional Director, General Manager, and their teams, assisting them to meet their financial challenges and provide influence and financial support. The role involves maintaining excellent working relationships with a wide range of Finance, Operational and Clinical stakeholders at all levels and in a multi-site environment.

The individual will be expected to make a significant contribution to the development and implementation of financial policies, which facilitate the achievement of the Health Board's financial objectives.

The post-holder will be expected to implement an annual budget setting process and to provide financial advice to all interested parties on a wide range of issues.

Applicants should possess a good understanding of financial and governance requirements, have a good track record of managing a high performing team and have the ability to demonstrate wider business partnering skills.

You will ideally have management and business partnering accounting experience in the NHS, or similar large organisation in an environment dealing with complex issues. You will have excellent analytical and communication skills and be able to maintain excellent relationships with both finance and non-finance staff, with the ability to present financial data to a variety of individuals and groups in order to influence decision making

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

The successful applicant will be part of a team of 6 people, varying grades but will be working as part of a wider finance team that supports the hospital, acute divisions.

CPD is considered a critical component of everyone's roles and we have advantage of extensive organisational internal support and external opportunities via the NHS Wales Finance Academy.

The individual will have the opportunity to work across Divisions to seek opportunities that consider a system-wide impact.

The Health Board embraces the Business Partner model of working and the development and utilisation of business intelligence tools to enhance financial reporting to incorporate non-financial metrics but also to equip individuals with a common language to embed themselves within the services they support.

Person Specification

Education & Training


  • Fully qualified CCAB body

Work Experience


  • Substantial experience of working in a finance department, in a customer focused manner and working with budget holders


  • Experience of working in the NHS and/or maintaining and enhancing an accounting system

Knowldege & Understanding


  • Knowledge of NHS finance & procurement processes and be competent in using numerical decision making techniques.


  • Awareness of external stakeholders and partners' interest
  • Knowledge of Business Partnering

Skills & Abilities


  • Significant analytical and communication abilities. Ability to plan & prioritise work


  • Strong written communication skills

Personal Qualities


  • Be able to demonstrate integrity, objectivity, drive & commitment in achieving high standards



  • Demonstrate continued professional development and demonstrate a flexible approach to work to achieve all deadlines

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Block 9, Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road


NP20 2UB

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