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Management Accountant

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

Management Accountant Band 7 - 37.5 hrs - Parkhouse

The post holder will work with Service managers to provide advice and support in budget management, helping them stay within budget, identify CIPs and do costings for service changes.

The Trust finance Team promotes the Trust values through the commitment to development of staff whilst working as a team to deliver the services required of us by our customers.

Flexible working options are available to members of the team to ensure that a healthy work life balance is promoted whilst ensuring that we maintain an excellent standard of service to our budget holders.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the financial management team, with the responsibility for providing expert budgetary and financial advice, including the analysis and discussion of complex financial queries, and support to finance and non-finance staff for a designated range of services.

The post holder will provide an effective budgetary control and forecasting service to the Trust and managers including monthly budgetary meetings, ensuring the financial implications of all actions are communicated and understood by all parties to assist them in effectively managing their budgets and providing support in identifying potential efficiencies and developing the Trust's cost improvement programme. This will include the production of accurate and timely information to inform the monthly management accounts by maintaining the system for budgetary control, coordinating the preparation and posting of journals for budgets, income and expenditure and ensuring that appropriate prepayments and accruals are included in the Trust's Income and Expenditure Account.

Budget holders are to be challenged on the causes and management of overspends. Areas of unacceptable financial performance are to be addressed, which will include the identification and monitoring of recovery plans.

The post holder will be expected to work on their own initiative by planning and organising their workload in order to meet monthly timetable deadlines and will allocate work to a team of staff.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':

Being a clinically led organisation

Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust

A positive patient experience every time

A great place to work

Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent qualification (full member of a Professional Accounting Institute), or demonstrable experience of successfully performing a substantially similar role.
  • Evidence of ongoing Continuous Professional Development



  • Significant experience in a financial management environment
  • Budget setting and management.
  • Financial analysis
  • Working effectively in a team and on own initiative
  • Preparing written reports.
  • Working with and advising senior members of staff.
  • Preparation of business cases.
  • Experience of year end processes.
  • Working effectively and constructively with a range of staff disciplines.
  • Staff management


  • NHS experience with responsibility for substantial finance functions.



  • Continuing professional development with portfolio
  • Developed specialist knowledge of financial management in a healthcare/commercial environment
  • Detailed extensive, expert knowledge of accounting concepts, e.g. accruals, prepayments, debtors and creditors
  • Excellent knowledge of general ledger and budgetary systems
  • Understanding of internal financial control systems
  • .Advanced IT and spreadsheet skills
  • Understanding of costing methodologies
  • Current accounting standards and their interpretation and application


  • Understanding of NHS financial legislation and policies.
  • Expert knowledge of IFRS
  • NHS Group Accounting Manual

Skills and Aptitudes


  • High degree of accuracy and analytical skills.
  • Self motivated, proactive and flexible.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills in order to explain complex financial issues and procedures and to convey financial information to both a finance and non-finance audience.
  • Willingness to challenge care group managers and budget holders where adverse performance is not being satisfactorily addressed.
  • Work as a team member
  • Use initiative appropriately
  • Prioritise self and workload to meet deadlines.
  • Deal with departmental staff, other staff, managers and patients with tact and diplomacy.
  • Manage conflicting demands from within and outside the finance department.
  • Analyse, manipulate and present highly complex information using a range of analytical and IT skills.
  • Concentrate for long periods of time on data input and complex analytical tasks.
  • Frequently switch between tasks as priorities and deadlines change.

Other Requirements


  • Flexible approach to working hours when there are heavy workloads
  • Must be able to travel independently of public transport to enable attendance at meetings throughout Cumbria and occasionally out of area.
  • Act in ways that support equality and value diversity


  • Driving license

Personal Circumstances


  • Act in a diplomatic and professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust





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