Management Accounts Officer

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£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
Are you passionate about making a significant impact in one of the UK's largest NHS organisations?

We would like to invite you to become a part of our dynamic team as a Band 5 Management Account Officer for Wythenshawe, Trafford, Withington, and Altrincham (WTWA), which is part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Your expertise and input will influence key financial decisions that affect the quality of healthcare services. You'll work closely with multidisciplinary teams, ranging from our clinical professionals to operational teams, providing them with the financial insights to run their services efficiently.

This is more than just a job it's an opportunity to blend your financial acumen with supporting an integral national service, all while growing your career in a supportive environment.

MFT offers a perfect setting for personal and professional development. With the Trust Finance Skills Development Level 2 accredited operating out of multiple sites, there is plenty of scope for an experienced candidate to broaden their career further with us.

Main duties of the job

The Management Accounts Officer's main duties will be to:
  • To be the key contact for budget-holders, providing them with high quality financial information and advice.
  • Use Excel and other software to provide financial reports and conduct financial analysis, using formulae and other functionality as required.
  • To complete financial month-end (journals, variance analysis) while prioritising according to materiality and risk.
  • Co-ordinate the production of monthly report for budget holders and directorate meetings whilst supporting with scrutiny paper and board paper production.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • CCAB professional qualification to certificate level, NVQ Level 5, AAT Member, or equivalent. Alternatively, equivalent job-related knowledge and experience
  • 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English) or equivalent.



  • Management Accounting: Coordinates the monthly production of income and expenditure budget statements.
  • Detailed understanding of software packages used and an ability to identify and fix problems.



  • Knowledge of financial management and budgetary management.


  • Experience of NHS finance would be advantageous

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hopsital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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