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Management Accountant - Research & Development

Employer
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Huntingdon
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic, forward thinking and motivated Management Accountant who is passionate about delivering an excellent standard of work. Bringing with you an open mind to encourage different ways of working that will continuously improve the level of financial support that the finance team at CPFT provide to colleagues, and other partners in the local NHS healthcare system.

You would be joining a supportive and experienced team who are based in Huntingdon. However, this particular role may work more often in the Windsor Research Unit, based in Fulbourn. This would require you to attend meetings with colleagues, either virtually, or face to face and taking the opportunity to spend time with them to understand the invaluable services that the NHS offer.

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment where employees are able to work to the best of their abilities. We value professional development and care about health & wellbeing of our staff with many initiatives in place to make us an employer of choice and an organisation than employees are proud to be a part of.

We offer flexible, hybrid working & are very focused on developing our own staff with various routes for training & certification available to candidates.

Main duties of the job

The post will be part time, substantive & 22.5 hours per week, supporting the Trust's Research and Development Team.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a wide breadth of accounting experience and will show strong communication skills, including the ability to analyse, understand and communicate financial information to non finance colleagues.

Main duties will include the timely production of monthly management accounts, forecasting, variance analysis, assisting in the costing of new service developments, and supporting the delivery of cost improvement plans.

The role also requires the post holder to maintain regular contact with budget managers, enabling them to accurately report and forecast financial information. This will include on occasion working from the research team base in Cambridge.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • Production of timely, accurate and reliable financial information in line with month and year end timetables.
  • Establish effective working relationships with budget holders, ensuring understanding and ownership of financial issues pertinent to their services.
  • Supporting the Finance Manager with budget-setting and maintenance of a defined portfolio of services.
  • Supporting the Finance Manager with research award costings
  • Monitoring of costs and early identification of financial risks


Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • AAT Qualified or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of compliance with institute CPD requirements


Desirable

  • Ambition to gain further professional qualification
  • CCAB part-qualified


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an NHS or similar non-profit organisation
  • Experience in finance
  • Experience of working with financial systems and processes
  • Demonstrate experience in the analysis and assessment of financial and non-financial data


Desirable

  • Experience in similar role for more than 3 years


Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills including presentation and summary of data into meaningful information for non-finance managers and colleagues
  • Strong IT skills including Word, Excel and financial systems
  • Effective problem-solving skills, especially for new issues where no precedent to follow
  • Ability to manage own workload


Desirable

  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Advanced excel skills


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and areas for development
  • Possess emotional intelligence
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Self-aware


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kingfisher House

Kingfisher Way

Huntingdon

PE29 6FN

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310-CORP-6394979

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