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Capital Assistant (Finance)

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and keen individual to join our dynamic Capital Finance team at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust as a Capital Assistant

We are looking for an ambitious individual who can work independently and within a team, who is proactive and possess strong communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Capital Accountant in all areas within Capital, specifically capital reporting and maintaining the trust asset register. The individual is required to be proactive, organised and establish excellent working relationships.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for the monthly capital reporting, which includes, capital additions, disposals, donations, depreciation and assets under construction.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the asset register and ensuring it reconciles to the general ledger.
  • Assisting with the timely production of monthly capital reports.
  • Liaising with internal and external audit.
  • Assisting in the annual capital planning process.

This is an excellent opportunity for a finance professional looking to take their career to the next level. UHL is committed to supporting individuals throughout their training and development and offer study support for those wanting to develop. If you believe you have the skills, commercial acumen and motivation to be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking finance team then we would encourage your application to further your career at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:

high-quality care for all,being a great place to work,partnerships for impact, andresearch and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:

we are compassionate,we are proud,we are inclusive, andwe are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities


Responsible for the month end/year end from liaising with stakeholders to managing budgets, processing journals, reviewing and reporting the capital position and liaising with auditors.

Responsible for updating the asset register with all additions, disposal, run depreciation and work with the relevant departments to ensure accurate/qualitative data is available.

To attend monthly budget holder meetings and explain the capital position.

To assist in the annual capital budget setting process.

The post holder will support the development, maintenance and review of financial procedures and policies. These procedures are co-ordinated in the Trusts Finance Manual which the post holder will help to ensure isunderstood and complied with across the Trust.

The post holder will support the development and review of financial systems to ensure that the Financial Management Department can provide comprehensive and effective service to the Trust.

Person Specification



  • Competent in financial/capital accounting
  • Communication and relationship skills


  • Preferable NHS experience
  • Potential to develop and change within the changing NHS



  • Able to being ideas to improve processes



  • Being able to report the capital position

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary



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