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Contracts Accountant

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This Contracts Accountant role will work as part of a dynamic team and will be responsible for providing support to the management, monitoring and maintenance of the income processes of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This includes income relating to patient services and Education and Training of over �1.3bn.

The post holder will play a key role in the internal allocation of funding ensuring that Directorates are fairly recompensed and the process is clear and transparent.

The ideal candidates will be CCAB/CIMA qualified accountants, who are able to demonstrate a proven track record in financial management, academic success and with strong personal qualities, including communication skills, strong analytical skills and team working.

Main duties of the job

Some of the main duties will include:
  • Maintenance of the Income records of the organisation for all patient services contracts for over �1.3 billion of income.
  • Support the process of identifying and allocating income changes to directorates on a monthly basis
  • Provide main point of contact and work closely with Finance Managers to ensure an understanding of the income position affecting their areas, including Elective Recovery Fund (ERF) and High Cost Drugs.
  • Ensure budgets are set according to expected contract value on an annual basis aligned with the annual financial plan for income.
  • Help produce monthly monitoring and performance data for senior leaders in the organisation.
  • Have a key role in management of Education and Training contract with NHS England.
  • Line Management of 2 x team members.
  • To support the Head of Costing and Contracting in the production of information to support the development of the Trust's Financial Plan and Annual Accounts.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The role operates on a hybrid basis with time working both on site and remotely.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • CCAB or CIMA Qualified


  • Honours degree
  • Relevant Postgraduate Qualification



  • Demonstrable experience of the full range of management accounting duties
  • Working Knowledge of finance and accounting practices, procedures and policies particularly pertinent to the NHS
  • Management of the co-ordination and direction of staff producing timely and accurate information.
  • Experience of financial systems and in particular demonstrably good IT skills including Advanced Excel skills and Budgeting software
  • Experience of contract monitoring or demonstrable experience of negotiation / client management skills.


  • NHS Finance in an Acute Hospital
  • Experience of Integrated ledger systems
  • Access Database skills

Further Training


  • Evidence of current CPD

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Skills to undertake highly complex and involved analysis producing results that may have material consequences for the Organisation
  • High degree of numeracy.
  • Positive Team Player
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Confidentiality
  • A proven ability to work independently with clients managing discrete blocks of work
  • Flexible and adaptable - able to manage competing and changing workloads.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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