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Senior Accounts Assistant

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly skilled individual to join the Management Accounting Team. You will support the day to day provision of all financial support functions within your responsible area of the Health Board, in relation to the Management Accounting Team.

This role will support the Finance Business Partnering team to provide strong, strategic, high quality financial management information, business support and customer focused financial support for the Health Board's divisions.

You will be a critical thinker with strong problem solving skills who pays high attention to detail and the have the ability to become familiar with new information quickly. Good Excel skills are essential for this role.

As a key business link between various departments within Finance it is essential you are an excellent communicator.

A Finance Recruitment Event is being held on 10/07/2024 between 4pm-7pm for you to come along and ask questions about the department, including this vacancy! Please register your attendance by clicking this link Finance Recruitment and Information Event Registration (

Main duties of the job

The role of the Senior Accounts Assistant is to be focused on supporting the provision of sound Financial Management and Reporting services to meet this aspect of the Health Board's financial duties - to deliver their financial targets. Supporting budget holders, senior finance staff and business partners in managing within the available financial resources.

Analysing and reporting upon income and expenditure to budget holders and senior finance staff. Contributing to the production of monthly financial reports, monitoring returns, annual accounts and budget setting in accordance with the reporting timetable.

To provide financial support, advice and information to the finance function and service area's ensuring information is both timely and robust.

To provide appropriate assistance to ensure service area's meet their financial duties, statutory and other financial statements and to support corporate finance developments.

To provide day to day support and advice to Senior Finance staff as required.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices , 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 24/07/2024.

Person Specification

Qualification & Knowledge


  • 5 GCSE'S including Maths
  • A Levels or equivalent
  • AAT qualified (full qualification) or equivalent with experience.
  • Previous specialist knowledge of Management Accounts and or Financial Accounting and system/process improvement
  • Technical accounting/P2P system reporting


  • ECDL
  • Progression to professional accountancy qualification
  • Oracle System Reporting

Language Skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)



  • Extensive Previous Accounts experience
  • Finance systems experience


  • Previous Financial Experience within the NHS



  • Able to travel between sites
  • Able to work hours flexibly


  • Able to work additional hours as and when required

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Ty Gorwel

St David's Park


SA31 3BB

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