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Capital Support Accountant

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year £28,407 to £34,581
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
About you

To succeed in this role at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust you will have:

o Experience of NHS Finances. Knowledge of Financial Systems and packages is essential.

o Working Experience in an NHS environment and processes on IFRS16.

o Experience of working with operational teams around capital planning.

o Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable experience in working with operational teams and other corporate functions to deliver a mature rounded service

Main duties of the job

The role

We are looking to recruit a Capital Support Accountant reporting directly to the Capital Accountant. This role will also work closely with the Capital Budget managers.

The role will support the production of accurate financial information, to analyse and present complex information for both finance and non-finance staff, to manage the integrity of the Trust's fixed asset register and elements of the statement of financial position.

Good accounting technical skills are required with knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (Including IFRS 16) together with experience of relationship building with natural problem-solving abilities. The role requires strong analytical /excel skills, real attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple deliverables to agreed timelines.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • 5 'O' Levels/GCSE's including Mathematics and English.
  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 (AAT), or currently studying this level.
  • Evidence of continued professional development to degree level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience.


  • Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 (AAT full member)



  • Evidence of financial accounting experience in a large / complex organisation.
  • Experience of technical accounting, capital accounting and/or financial management experience in the NHS or other large complex organisation
  • Experience of analysing and investigating complex variances
  • Working as part of a team.


  • NHS year end accounting Experience
  • Broad finance, technical accounting, capital accounting, office experience

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Finance Office, Block B, Level 2, B/C Link, County Hall, Taunton

The Crescent



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