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Senior Management Accountant Advisor

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time

Job Details

We believe that a Finance Team should be customer focussed, provide added value, and be enablers to ensure that front line services deliver the best possible care for service users. If you are a likeminded finance professional then Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust has an opportunity for a highly motivated Senior Management Accountant to join its high performing Finance Team.

Reporting to the Head of Management Accounting, you will be an integral part of the Finance team providing a responsive and reliable financial management service ensuring the provision of quality financial advice and information to managers across all services, as well as other stakeholders across the Trust.

Based in Shrewsbury with flexible working available, the post will be for a fixed term of 12 months.

Please note this vacancy may close early if a high volume of applications is received, we advise you submit your application early to avoid disappointment.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing accurate and timely financial advice to managers and budget holders, from the preparation of annual budgets and business plans, to supporting business cases and service developments to drive service improvements, productivity and efficiencies. In addition, there will be a high focus on forecasting along with supporting the delivery and monitoring of CIP schemes.

The post holder will line manage a small team and provide ad-hoc support to other members of the finance team as required.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder offers leadership and management of staff, on a day to day basis, to ensure the provision of a responsive, high quality, customer focussed Management Accounting service. This includes making the most effective use of resources available to deliver management accounting and planning services which actively make the connection between delivery and achieving the wider Trust aims and objectives.

Please see further information on the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • CCAB Qualified Accountant
  • Continues professional development



  • Significant senior management accounting experience in an NHS environment.
  • Experience of managing and developing a team of staff.
  • Developed experience in influencing, negotiating and communicating with senior managers and external organisations.
  • Experience of implementing and developing financial controls.
  • Experience of providing finance training to non-finance staff.



  • Highly developed understanding of the NHS financial regime including the budgeting process.
  • Ability to negotiate, influence, persuade and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Numeracy and an eye for detail, capable of working quickly to a high standard of accuracy/
  • Expert in use of Microsoft Excel and competent in computerised General Ledger package and other Microsoft products.
  • Understanding of NHS financial operating frameworks, regulatory requirements, legislation, SFIs, SOs and Scheme of Delegation.

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Mount McKinley

Shrewsbury Business Park



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