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Senior Costing Accountant

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rota pa
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Costing Team, within the Finance Department at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, as Senior Costing Accountant on a Full time or Part time basis.

This role is key to the production, management and communication of costing data within the Trust which supports the Trust's operational teams and managers as well as the financial management team. The role will also support the Trust's submission to NHSE's annual National Cost Collection.

The role requires a high level of analytical skills and IT skills, previous NHS finance knowledge would be advantageous but not essential.

The finance department has a strong culture of personal and professional development with a track record of developing team members to progress their career internally within the department. The department is accredited for training and CPD with CIMA, ACCA, and AAT and has recently achieved FFF level 2 accreditation.

Main duties of the job

The role will contribute to the Trust's annual comprehensive National Cost Collection (NCC) submission, be responsible forenhancing divisional understanding of their costs, providing educational sessions where necessary, and maintaining a suite of divisional reports to aid service improvements, redesign, efficiency and transformation.

This role is responsible for enhancing divisional understanding of their costs, providing educational sessions where necessary, and maintaining a suite of divisional reports to aid service improvements, redesign, efficiency and transformation.

The post holder will be responsible for the ongoing production of divisional reporting information, including Power BI reports and dashboards, ensuring data is produced in an accurate and timely manner and the outputs are embedded within the Trust's financial reporting structures.

The role works closely with an information analyst and is responsible for ensuring that data received is in the required format, with acceptable data quality, and successfully imports into the Trust's Costing System.

Closing date of applications: 25 April 2024

Interview date: 9 May 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications


  • Experience and Expertise in Finanical Management, Costing or Financial Services
  • Completed some Professional Accountancy Qualifications


  • Qualified CCAB Accountant

Experience & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of NHS Financial Regime
  • Experience of working in a Finance setting
  • Worked closely with Information & Income Teams
  • Experience of high volumes of complex data
  • Highly Computer Literate including Microsoft Office
  • Experience of using computerised accounting software.


  • Knowledge of PAS and Financial Systems
  • Experience of working with a PLICS costing system
  • Experience of working in a Costing Team
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the current NCC guidance and standards
  • Experience of Power BI Report Writing Tool

Skills & Ability


  • Understanding of the key operational and financial challenges facing the NHS.
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical and critical reasoning skills.
  • Work autonomously and under pressure to meet strict reporting deadlines
  • Work as part of and support the wider team.


  • Able to carry out investigative and problem solving tasks

Communications and Interpersonal Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret large volumes of data
  • Experience of communicating with senior managers.
  • Constructively challenges and accepts constructive challenge


  • Experience of report writing.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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