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Capital Support Accountant

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a technical and detail-oriented Support Accountant looking for a new role within Finance? Join our team and play a crucial role in optimizing our capital resources to enhance patient care and service delivery.

We are looking to recruit a Capital Support Accountant reporting directly to the Capital Accountant. Our finance team is integral to ensuring our resources are used effectively to support the Trusts clinical and operational goals.

The role offers hybrid working with 2-3 days per week at County Hall, Taunton and there may also be a need to travel to attend meetings across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

As a Capital Support Accountant, you'll become part of a forward-thinking finance team dedicated to excellence and innovation.

You'll be responsible for providing comprehensive accounting support for our capital projects. This includes budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and ensuring compliance with relevant policies and regulations. You'll work closely with various departments to ensure the efficient and effective use of capital funds and will need to be able to present to different levels of staff and stakeholders.

We are a supportive team who are always looking for new innovative ways of working. We are currently exploring ways that we can use robotic automation to streamline our processes and there will be opportunities to be involved in this. We can also offer support with qualifications and training such as AAT and/or ACCA/CIMA.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details of duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • 5 'O' Levels/GCSE's including Mathematics and English.
  • 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)



  • Experience of technical accounting, capital accounting and/or financial management experience in the NHS or other large complex organisation
  • Experience within a large complex organisation.
  • Working as part of a team


  • Broad finance, technical accounting, capital accounting, office experience.
  • NHS year end accounting Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


County Hall

The Crescent




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