Business Unit Accountant

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking to expand their Financial Management team to support the Northumbria Primary Care Ltd subsidiary company in a period of significant growth.

We are looking for a Finance Manager who is motivated to support the company to deliver high quality financial reporting, analysis and forecasting. The post holder will be driven to develop their team and strive for quality business partnering at all levels of budget management.

This role will join the company at a time of significant growth within a fast paced and ever changing environment. The post holder will have the opportunity to lead on service developments that will have a profound impact on the primary care delivery model in the region.

The post holder is expected to be CCAB qualified or in final year of study, to have previous financial management experience and be passionate about the value finance can provide to Primary Care.

Main duties of the job

The Business Unit Accountant performs a key role specialising in the provision of financial reporting, planning and analysis to enable performance management and informed decision making. They will be skilled in supporting leaders in giving financial advice to facilitate high quality decision making within the resources available whilst supporting the Principal Finance Manager with finance responsibilities.

The fundamental principle of this role is to lead on the management accounting duties for the company, this includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Taking ownership and leading on all aspects of monthly reporting, forecasting and analysis of the financial position for the company with a clear understanding of key factors contributing current performance.
  • Embedding finance within the division to support leaders with their financial responsibilities to deliver an safe, efficient and effective service.
  • Appropriately training colleagues on budget management with effective challenge and investigation into performance variances.
  • Leading on annual budget setting, appropriately and clearly capturing the resource required to deliver on operational plans for the following year.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Principal Finance Manager in providing a professional, high quality financial management accounting service to several Directorates.
  • To co-ordinate the operation of the Financial Management section, allocating work as necessary.
  • Responsible for investigating and advising on highly complex and sensitive financial issues.
  • Provides financial and business planning advice and corporate reports to ensure financial controls are maintained in line with Corporate Governance requirements.
  • Ensures statutory accounts & returns are accurate and meet agreed timescales and legal requirements, interpreting these where necessary.
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • o Must possess a Professional Accountancy qualification (e.g. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy or The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
  • o Participation in Continuing Professional Development Programme or equivalent.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Cobalt Business Park

Unit 7/9 Silverfox Way

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE27 0QJ

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