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Business Support Accountant

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sleaford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Business Support Accountant to join our Finance Department.

The successful candidate will hold a professional accountancy qualification at diploma level such as AAT qualified or CCAB/CIMA part qualified, and show evidence of Continuous Professional Development. This role would suit a person looking to undertake or complete further professional accountancy qualifications and study support can be discussed at interview if required.

The Finance Department are predominately working from home but we maintain an office base in Sleaford and hot desking is available across the county, so hybrid working options can be discussed with the successful candidate. Regular attendance at face to face meetings with the department and wider Trust will be required so the ability to travel is essential.

Main duties of the job

This post will work within the Operational Finance team and will be responsible for providing a financial management service to specific divisions within the Trust's structure.

It will be a key point of contact for the divisions and be the link for them with other areas of the Finance Department such as business development, costing and capital.

This will involve working with budget holders to help them manage and make decisions about their financial resources, considering patient care and value for money.

It will also involve producing monthly reports of financial performance to both internal and external parties in line with statutory requirements.

As a member of the finance department, this post will be part of the crucial work undertaken by the team and enhance the already strong business support offered to clinical and corporate services.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life .Visitbeinlincolnshire.com to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for complete details regarding this post.

When completing your application, please demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

We can also offer you many staff benefits to help support you which include:
  • Early access to Psychological Therapies and Physiotherapy
  • Competitive annual leave allowance
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Money saving options through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Discounts on major high street retailers and restaurants

Get in touch today:

Our friendly team is here to answer any questions you may have about our roles. For more information, please contact Hayley Ramsey, via email at Hayley.ramsey@nhs.net or by telephone 01522 309598

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Accountancy Qualification at Diploma Level e.g. AAT Level 4, CCAB/CIMA part qualified
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development


Desirable

  • CCAB/CIMA passed finalist


Experience

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge required of financial procedures & practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge
  • Three years practical experience of working in a finance department
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles
  • Sound knowledge of the budgetary process
  • Sound knowledge of the wider developments in NHS finance
  • Sound knowledge of costing principles


Desirable

  • Experience of working within NHS finance
  • Experience of working in management accounting
  • Understanding of wider NHS issues, and the impact on finance
  • Overview of final accounts process


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to plan one's own work, and to manage day to day work without supervision
  • Ability to exercise own initiative within broad professional policies
  • Ability to manage and prioritise competing objectives
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet monthly and yearly deadlines
  • Ability to analyse complex financial data, and to explain to budget managers and senior finance staff
  • To be competent in the use of Word processing, Spreadsheet, and Database applications
  • Ability to design and format spreadsheets to suit specific purposes
  • To be competent in the use of Financial and Human resources systems


Desirable

  • An understanding of service issues
  • Advanced EXCEL spreadsheet skills
  • Advanced Database skills
  • Supervisory management skills


Special Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to travel independently to attend meetings across the County as required


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Unit 9, The Point, Lions Way

Sleaford

NG34 8GG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

274-10802-COR-B

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