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Financial Accountant

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the senior member of the Finance Team as the Trusts Financial Accountant.

The successful applicant will ensure the management, completion and timely submission of the statutory annual accounts and the provision of financial information to asset in the production of the Annual Report.

With the support from the Treasury team and oversight from the Head of Financial Services the post holder will also manage the Trust's cash flow on a regular basis, ensuring that sufficient cash balances are maintained. Ensure that the Balance Sheet and control codes are maintained as a true reflection of the Trust's financial position. Produce and ensure the regular review of Financial Policies and Procedures.

Overseeing the administration of Charitable Funds including the production of the related annual accounts is also part of the role.

The post will be contributing as a member of the wider Finance Senior Team in leading in Financial Skills Development and as part of embedding the Finance Strategy.

Main duties of the job

Operationally support in the production of the annual accounts to meet statutory and audit requirements.To assist the Head of Financial Services in ensuring the achievement of the key Trust financial targets via highly developed specialist knowledge of financial accounts procedures and processes.

To offer strategic advice and guidance in the Trust in areas of responsibility, constructively challenging Leaders within areas to ensure significant decisions are made with financial considerations

To provide the Head of Financial Services with the relevant information to gain assurance all relevant financial risks within Financial Accounts are assessed, understood and mitigations plans are in place.

To produce and interpret highly complex information to support performance monitoring and forecasting, such as Balance Sheets, cash flow etc, for Board reporting, Financial Returns/Monitor return and other external returns as required ensuring that they are submitted in accordance with timetables.

To develop, monitor and report the Trust's capital programme including the preparation of monthly capital monitoring information (including cash flow management).

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more aboutliving and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about ourextensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future withthe landmark Dyson Cancer Centreand ourpassion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Accountant



  • In depth knowledge of the NHS financial regime and it's current challenges
  • Expert knowledge of accounting standards and interpretation and application

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust



Combe Park



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