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Financial & Capital Accountant

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards-on-Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
East Sussex Healthcare Trust are looking for a strong technical accountant who works well within a team and has a track record of delivery to timetables. You will be a self-motivated, pro-active individual with strong time management and organisational skills. You will have excellent technical, communication and influencing skills.

This post requires hybrid working, there is a requirement to attend the office, which can be discussed at interview.

Main duties of the job

The Financial & Capital Accountant will be responsible for ensuring the Trust's financial accounting is accurate and compliant with all statutory requirements, through monitoring and maintaining key financial controls over the Trust's balance sheet, supported by a team of three. The role also provides both routine and ad hoc financial analysis of capital spend and charitable funds accounts.

An advanced level of IT skills, both on integrated finance systems and MS Office, are required.

A formal accountancy qualification and recent experience of financial accounting within a large complex organisation are essential.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Educated to A-level standard including Mathematics.
  • 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.
  • Minimum of 1 year NHS experience or within a large complex organisation


  • Broad Finance, technical accounting, capital accounting, office experience.
  • NHS year end accounting experience.
  • Previous experience of managing a Team



  • Ability to manage self and exhibit personal skills, including self-awareness, self-management and drive for improvement.
  • Strong excel skills, attention to detail and the ability to manipulate and interrogate vast amounts of financial data
  • A good range of financial and other analytical skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, working within and outside of teams.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good sense of logic and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of IT systems including use of MS Office
  • Problem solving, good communication skills, self-motivated and results orientated.



  • Reliable work record
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to travel independently between sites as required
  • Evidence that personal behaviour reflects Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


St Anne's House, Conquest Hospital

St Leonards-on-Sea

TN37 7PT

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