Assistant Divisional Accountant

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Finance Team of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has an opportunity for a motivated individual with relevant experience to join the team as the Assistant Divisional Accountant for the Adult Social Care Division at Salford Care Organisation.

The role will support the organisational aims and objectives by being flexible and responsive, and by ensuring that high quality financial support is delivered to the Division. This involves working closely with colleagues both in finance and the organisation as a whole.

You will also support the Finance Department in the process of meeting its objectives and assist in the preparation of budgetary and reporting systems and implementing procedures that enable effective financial management and efficient use of resources. This is a pivotal role to contribute to helping the organisation to ensure it maintains its high quality of services whilst identifying ways in which to safely reduce costs.

Main duties of the job

To ensure financial information is processed in accordance with procedures, in order to provide monthly reports, through completion of own work and through liaison with other colleagues within the Adult Social Care Division team and the NCA.

To investigate complex financial enquiries, providing assistance and advice as required.

Responsible for producing relevant, timely and accurate reports to budget holders including identifying trends, the reasons for variances from forecasted income & expenditure & options to improve the position and providing reliable predictions for the year.

Assisting with the assessment of the full financial implications of proposals and their affordability within the overall resources identified.

To support the development of the Adult Social Care team and its operational work streams and undertaking ad-hoc tasks as required.

You will be proactive and highly motivated with strong IT skills, competent in the use of Microsoft Office and computerised ledger systems.

You will also require a good understanding of the accounting function and should be able to plan your workload in order to meet both strict and conflicting deadlines.

You will ideally be Certificate Level/AAT member with experience of working within a busy finance department.

This is an exciting opportunity to join and contribute to a forward thinking, quality focused organisation and will provide excellent experience to someone who is looking to progress their career in finance.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification



  • AAT member/Certificate Level (including other accounting bodies ACCA, CIMA etc) or equivalent experience


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification/experience

Knowledge, Experience


  • Knowledge of General ledger systems
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience and expertise in a range of accounting areas
  • Experience of developing and monitoring budgets for external departments, services or programmes
  • Ability to provide excellent oral and written communications, encouraging effective participation
  • Management Accounting Experience
  • Experience of financial management in a medium to large organisation


  • Experience within NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Northern Care Alliance

Turnpike House


M6 8HD

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