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Financial Accountant

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a band 6 capital financial accountant to join the capital team.

This is an exciting role and time to join the capital team following the merging of the capital accounting and strategic capital teams. The team is made up of 7 team members and the post holder will be supporting the capital senior financial accountant and the capital finance manager with their day-to-day duties

The role involves working with key stakeholders within and outside the Trust and providing operational support for the month end process, fixed assets register, capital accounting and external audit.

You will provide expert advice on technical matters to colleagues in finance and outside finance and also contributing towards the management of the balance sheet, control account reconciliation and reviewing capital VAT entries.

This is an interesting role, which offers hybrid/ flexible working with lots of developmental opportunities.

We look forward receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be the capital financial accountant for the capital team and will report directly to the capital senior financial accountant and provide support to the capital finance manager.
  • The role is an interesting and developmental role
  • The post holder will be expected to lead on the capital accounting month end processes and ensure that transactions are accurately accounted for whilst maintaining the integrity of the general ledger.
  • The post holder will support and lead on various aspects regarding the fixed asset register and work with operational managers across the Trust in ensuring that there is consistency with their local operational asset register.
  • The post holder will ensure that financial controls are adhered to, balance sheet reconciliation are completed on time, support with the monthly financial returns to NHSE, annual statutory accounts productions and the external audit process.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • AAT qualification or equivalent
  • Further study of A-Levels or other appropriate qualifications


  • Evidence of exam success towards full CCAB qualification



  • Working within the NHS or similar sized organisation
  • Technical experience in capital accounting and capital asset management
  • Experience in balance sheet reconciliation
  • Experience in leading or working through month end and year end reporting


  • Experience of working within other complex public sector organisation or audit practice
  • Experience of dealing with complex external audit queries

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with staff at all levels, with specific ability to work with senior teams
  • Team leadership, management and engagement skills
  • Able to use computer systems including MS Office - particularly MS Excel - to work effectively in a finance environment


  • Specific knowledge of NHS and wider public sector finance and budgeting regimes
  • Knowledge of best practice in NHS / Public Sector business cases

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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