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3339 - Senior Assistant Finance Manager FM & Costing

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Interview Date: 19th June 2024

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our management accounts costing team on a permanent basis providing finance / costing support to the finance team and Clinical Business Units within the Trust.

As a senior assistant finance manager you will be responsible for delivery of robust monthly reporting and provision of financial advice, supporting the senior costing accountant in the delivery of PLICs, SLR and national cost collection in line national deadlines. A professional approach and attention to detail are key as are excellent time management skills.

We are looking for someone with relevant NHS management accounts experience and knowledge of costing, who is reliable and pro-active, who can evidence work of a high standard, communicate well and show commitment to achieving their own goals and those of the Trust.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be a part-qualified accountant, perhaps someone who is undertaking studies towards full professional accountancy qualification.

Applications are invited from external candidates. This is an exciting time to join our Trust and you will be supported in your development and career aspirations.

For further details please contact:

Sharon Ramskill Senior Costing Accountant

Sadia Afzal Senior Assistant Finance Manager FM & Costing-

Main duties of the job

A key role within the Finance costing team, with responsibility for the systems administration, maintenance support and financial reporting developments associated with the management accounting functionality of the Trusts Finance systems, compilation of periodic finance reports and returns and the provision of robust quality costing information to support Service Line Reporting and Patient Level Costing preparation and analysis.

The post holder is required to analyse and process large quantities of highly complex information on costs, activity, income and expenditure from multiple systems, spanning the complete range of all the Trusts activities, clinical, corporate and other. This must be constantly reviewed to reflect the changes in the organisation, and be used to assist in generating financial reporting information, including robust Patient Level Costing (PLICS) and Service Line Reporting (SLR) information, nationally mandated Cost Collections, the NHS Improvement Costing Transformation Programme (CTP), PLICS submission, Education & Training cost returns and a number of reports for internal and external financial and management reporting.

The post holder will extract data from various sources including the general ledger, ESR and other systems to create and update various spreadsheets and processes used for reporting and costing purposes, requiring a high level of concentration and advanced analytical skills.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description forSenior Assistant Finance Manager FM & Costing

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Significant experience with Unit 4 Business World (Agresso) Financials or other Integrated Financial Systems/Ledger packages
  • Understanding of Service Line Reporting, Patient Level Costing
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Excellent technical accounting skills and specialist knowledge to advise finance and non-finance colleagues
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work on multiple projects
  • Motivated with proven ability to problem solve and to proactively drive forward change and develop new systems and processes for working
  • Ability to work autonomously and also effectively as part of the team, also offering peer support to colleagues


  • Database experience
  • Experience of other IT software packages including MS Word and budgeting and costing systems
  • SQL knowledge
  • Ability to innovate and respond to change



  • Part qualified CCAB/CIMA Accountant


  • Qualified or Passed Finalist CCAB/CIMA Accountant
  • Educated to degree level



  • Significant NHS management accounts experience including liaising with and supporting budget holders
  • Previous experience in a highly pressurised financial environment
  • Experience of producing timely financial reports
  • Experience of financial forecasting and budgeting
  • Experience of the planning and conduct of work within tight deadlines, organizing workload and priority setting as required


  • Use of Costing Software
  • Experience of costing techniques

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Knowledge of management accounting underpinned by theory and experience
  • Knowledge of legislation and accounting procedures which impact on management accounts


  • Knowledge of NHS data definitions and clinical terminology, understanding of current issues facing the NHS and the requirements for data and analysis
  • Knowledge of NHS regulations e.g. payment by results
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Cost Collection and the service line reporting agenda within the NHS, and an awareness of patient level costing

Trust Values


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe what motivates you to do a good job.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Floor 9

Gateway Plaza


South Yorkshire

S70 2RD

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