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Band 7 Income Accountant

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Healthcare Income team at University Hospitals Birmingham are looking for an innovative, experienced Income Accountant to join their team.

The successful candidate will have a CCAB recognised Professional Accountancy Qualification -- i.e. CCAB Fully Qualified Registered Member or significant relevant experience.

We are based near to the City Centre and 5 minute walk from Five Ways train station and there are opportunities for home working.

The successful candidate will act as a lead financial specialist for the income team, supporting the Technical Accountant and Senior Income Accountant in providing a comprehensive financial management and business support service with regard to planning, negotiating and reporting healthcare income within the Trust. The post holder will assist in the smooth day to day running of the Income Team, advising other more junior members of the team as necessary before escalation to the Senior Income Accountant/Technical Income Accountant.

Main duties of the job

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • High Standard of General Education (Graduate level but as a minimum to A Level or equivalent).
  • 5 GCSEs Grade A-C including Maths & English.


  • Holder of a CCAB recognised Professional Accountancy Qualification -- i.e. CCAB Fully Qualified Registered Member or significant relevant experience.



  • Experience of analysing, interpreting and presenting complex financial data and producing robust forecasts.
  • Experience of management accounting processes.
  • Experience of financial accounting, performing reconciliations, preparation of year end working papers.
  • Experience of providing training and support to others in own specialist area.
  • Evidence of planning and organising tasks required to achieve a specific outcome within a specified timeframe, without direction from line manager and of supervising the work of junior staff, ensuring a high quality of output.
  • Good working knowledge of and proven interest in the NHS including understanding of key targets and the performance management framework.
  • An in depth understanding of specific NHS policies affecting Income e.g. Tariff Payment System.
  • A firm knowledge of contracting processes within the NHS.
  • Familiarity with NHS information systems and processes including clinical coding and informatics.
  • Up to date knowledge of Financial and Management Accounting including UK GAAP as well as a sound practical knowledge of applying accounting principles, including, but without limitation: costing, financial audit principles.
  • Highly analytical and computer literate including MS word, Excel and Databases e.g. ability to write and understand: logical formulae, pivot tables, SQL script and report writer, macros etc. Must be able to evidence ability to create and manipulate complex spreadsheets and databases.


  • Significant NHS finance experience in a commissioning or provider role, preferably in a large and complex organisation.

Additional Criteria


  • Good written communication skills including the ability to produce concise and coherent financial reports and draft professional letters/reports to commissioners and other external bodies.
  • Good verbal communication and presentation skills including the ability to explain complex financial issues to non-financial staff and communicate sensitive or contentious information in order to influence decision making.
  • Strong inter-personal skills including the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues at all levels from within the organisation and external stakeholders.
  • Acts professionally in all dealings with colleagues and in liaising with external bodies must be able to adapt style appropriately to deal diplomatically with senior personnel in both NHS, University and MOD organisations.
  • Ability to work autonomously with the skills to make some decisions independently and to recognise where decisions should be made at a higher level.
  • Excellent problem solving, organisational and analytical skills must be a self-starter and able to deliver a required outcome from an initial framework without specific guidance or intervention from line manager.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own and others workload to delegate appropriately and take responsibility for quality assuring results.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent IT and analytical skills including the use of Financial Systems / General Ledgers:
  • *Experience with Microsoft Office products including the ability to design spreadsheets to analyse and present large amounts of complex data using including SQL, Excel, Access, Outlook, Word and Powerpoint.
  • *Ability to use a full range of formulae to create spreadsheets and databases capable of recording, manipulating and analysing highly complex data and statistics.
  • *Accurate, logical and methodical approach to problem solving, without specific guidance required to obtain results.
  • Demonstrable commitment to own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as well as a commitment to development and training of other staff.
  • Displays smart appearance and integrity.
  • Maintains a professional and positive attitude at all times.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and persistence in reaching goals.
  • Demonstrate drive and enthusiasm.
  • Flexible approach to working to achieve results.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player and the ability to work under own initiative.
  • Accords with Trust's Vision and Values: respectful, responsible, honest, and innovative.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Regent Court

Second Floor, 14, George Road


West Midlands

B15 1NT

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