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Senior Management Accountant

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic Finance team at Harrogate and District NHS FT for an experienced Senior Management Accountant.

We are Level 1 accredited One NHS Finance employer, working towards level 2. We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity as we see this as a strength and part of our Trust's mission, values and behaviours. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes.

The post holder will be part of a team providing financial management advice and support for the Trust. This post will have responsibility for the provision of financial advice to managers within the Clinical Directorates.

The post holder will adopt a modern, proactive and dynamic approach to ensure the efficient and effective use of financial resources. The post holder will provide appropriate financial performance management and business planning information relating to their activities and budgets that are integral to the achievement of the objectives and targets set by the Trust.

For more information, please see the Job description and Personal Specification attached.

Main duties of the job

Take the lead in the preparation and presentation of budgets for a range of areas across the Planned & Surgical Care Directorate. You will assist with:

Calculation of budgets as part of the annual budget setting process and the production of the opening budgets.Production of timely and accurate monthly budget reports.

Investigation and identification of the causes of budget variances.

Producing forecast information.

Proactive engagement with budget holders and other Trust colleagues.

Provide advice and support for the development of business cases.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide outstanding care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will ensure that financial information is processed in accordance to specific deadlines and complies with internal procedures and accounting principles. The holder will work closely with budget holders to investigate complex enquires and will advise on financial issues.

Person Specification



  • 4 Years Professional Experience or AAT Level 4/equivalent
  • Prioritising/planning tasks and Financial Management experience
  • Communication and attention to detail
  • Knowledge - organisation and advanced computer skills
  • Personal attributes - confidentiality, conscientious and team and independent working
  • Other - driving licence, attendance and flexibility


  • Studying CCAB
  • NHS experience
  • Management Accounts experience and professional development
  • Oracle/Smartview/Reach Experience, Microsoft Office
  • Methodical approach

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate and District NHS FT

Lancaster Park Road



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