Assistant Directorate Accountant

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
There is a new opportunity for a conscientious and motivated individual within the Financial Management team. The focus will be supplying financial information to Budget Holders and Senior Finance staff, to help the understanding of the financial position and aid decision making within a non-clinical area.
  • Interview Date 12/10/2023
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Will be required to plan activities to ensure that financial timetables are met.

The production of detailed Directorate and/or Departmental pay and non-pay expenditure and non-patient care income budgets.

This will involve working closely with a non-clinical area to inform variance analysis and forecasting to aid financial reporting and decision making.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assist the (Senior) Directorate Accountant in the provision of a high-quality financial management service.
  • To work closely with the Directorate Management Team, providing timely and accurate financial and supporting information and advice to facilitate the effective monitoring of specific Directorate and Departments specific financial position.
  • Production of budgets for specific areas of reporting responsibility.
  • To ensure that financial controls are maintained within Corporate Governance guidelines.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • oA good level of education in a numerate subject
  • oNVQ level 5 or Association of Accounting Technician membership or certificate level of a professional accountancy (CCAB) qualification or equivalent experience


  • oFurther progress towards CCAB qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • oExperience in the finance department of a complex organisation
  • oA good working knowledge of financial computer systems
  • oKnowledge of Management Accounting procedures and techniques including variance analysis and forecasting


  • oPrevious NHS finance experience
  • oWorking knowledge of Oracle
  • oStaff supervision experience

Skills & Abilities


  • oAble to work autonomously to manage own workload and change priorities as necessary to achieve key tasks, although with advice available if required
  • oAble to communicate complex information to a range of different audiences using a range of different communication methods
  • oAdvanced PC skills are required, especially in the use of financial computer systems and Microsoft Office

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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