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Deputy Income & Contracts Accountant

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To support the finance team an exciting opportunity has arisen within the Contracts and Income section. This Deputy Income & Contracts Accountant role is key to the financial management of funding into the trust. The role involves developing and implementing income financial management for the trust. We require a flexible, confident and motivated individual looking to develop their career in NHS finance. The post holder will provide high calibre income financial management and support to the Trust's operational teams and managers as well as to the commissioners.

Applicants should be highly numerate with clear verbal and written communication skills and be capable of prioritising workload effectively and work independently. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop personally and professionally, as a role model within the department. We expect candidates to be enthusiastic, flexible and hard-working, seizing this opportunity to develop knowledge and skills within the operation of a large acute Foundation Trust. The finance department has won multiple awards and is fully accredited at level 3.

Interviews likely to take place during week commencing 2nd October 2023.

Main duties of the job

This vacancy is for a band 6 post but depending on experience and qualifications this could be a development opportunity as an Assistant Income and Contracts Accountant (Band 5) (Please see Job Descriptions/Person Specifications). The successful candidate will be a Part qualified (Diploma level) CCAB Professional Qualification with the ability to progress to full qualification.

Objectives will be linked to the Finance Staff Development (FSD) Network Level 3 technical competencies for experienced professionals:
  • Team working, managing and leading
  • Managing relationships
  • Business partnering
  • Governance and risk management
  • Using IT
  • Management & Business Accounting

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find the attached job descriptions for more info.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • 5 GCSE passes or equivalent to include English and Maths or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
  • Qualified desirable but at least Part qualified CCAB/ CIMA accountant (advanced diploma level) or equivalent and actively studying towards full membership



  • Detailed knowledge of the NHS financial regime and the challenges that this entails
  • Specialist up to date knowledge of accounting policies and procedures
  • Proficient in the use of computerised and manual financial systems.



  • Consistent, significant & recent experience in a contract income or management accounting environment, with an advanced understanding of financial management, contract income and financial accounting principles. Evidence of experience in a senior finance management role
  • Experience of computerised financial ledger systems
  • Expert experience of working in a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary environment to include aspects of: oIncome / National Tariff oBudgeting oFinancial Planning oPerformance Management oCost Improvement Programmes


  • Consistent, significant & recent experience in a NHS or public sector finance
  • Experience of Agresso/ Unit 4 ledger system

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent analytical and reasoning skills attention to detail and accuracy
  • Innovative, constantly seeking new ways to improve performance
  • Ability to work within established accounting procedures, NHS legislation and NHS finance policies seeking advice when necessary

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital



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