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Divisional Accountant

Employer
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual to join the Salford Care Organisation finance team.

The role of a Divisional Accountant within the Adult Social Care directorate of the Integrated Care Division (ICD), a division which is currently leading transformational change within integrated care. This role presents the postholder with the opportunity to provide financial guidance to the strategic development and integration of services, whilst also supporting the planning and reporting of these services.

The successful post holder will be a fundamental part of the finance senior leadership team, leading the development of the service offer towards a business partnering model - a model recognised by HfMA and FSD as integral to the future of NHS Finance.

As Divisional Accountant you will provide a key link between the Business Accountant, management accounts and service teams. You will also support the Finance department in the process of meeting its objectives and assist in the preparation of budgetary and reporting systems implementing procedures that enable effective financial management and efficient use of resources. The successful individual will move away from traditional transactional reporting to insightful analysis and having a seat at the decision-making table to drive strategy.

Main duties of the job

The role is for Divisional Accountant within the Integrated Care Division, a division which is currently leading transformational change to the provision of health and social care across Salford. This role presents the postholder with the opportunity to provide financial guidance to the strategic development of ASC services, whilst also supporting planning and reporting. You will be responsible for the management and performance of Adult Social Care and will provide a key link between the Business Accountant, management accounts team and ICB and Council colleagues. You will also support the Finance department in the process of meeting its objectives and assist in the preparation of budgetary and reporting systems implementing procedures that enable effective financial management and efficient use of resources.

You will also require a good understanding of the accounting function and should also be able to plan your workload in order to meet both strict and conflicting deadlines.

You will be a CCAB qualified accountant with post qualification management experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join and contribute to a forward thinking, quality focused organisation and will provide excellent experience to someone who is looking to progress their career in finance.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential tomake a differenceand we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values -care,appreciateandinspire- to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Accountancy Qualification with substantial post qualification experience


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial senior level experience in a Finance Department.
  • Knowledge of current issues affecting Health & Social care


Desirable

  • Experience supporting the development of complex business cases/developments
  • Evidence of collaboration across teams/organisations
  • Evidence of leading and supporting the development of a team


Skills

Essential

  • Able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information using developed persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training or re-assurance skills.
  • Able to deal with performance, feedback, coaching, training and counselling issues relating to staff.
  • Able to analyse highly complex problems and make judgements regarding allocation of finances
  • Able to plan delivery of management accounting services over the financial year for own area and contribute to medium term financial strategy
  • Able to work closely with non-finance colleagues to effectively communicate finance information
  • Able to interrogate and extract information from financial and associated systems using query tools


Desirable

  • Able to design and format spreadsheets and databases for specific purposes


Knowledge

Essential

  • Specialist and practical knowledge of financial and management accounting procedures and financial and other aspects of legislation


Desirable

  • Expert knowledge of the NHS Finance Regime


Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Turnpike House

631 Eccles New Rd

Manchester

M50 1SW

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