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Capital Accountant

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Capital Accountantwho shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The Financial Accounts team are recruiting for an ambitious, motivated, and enthusiastic individual as Capital Accountant to support our department and our key operational and clinical stakeholders to help deliver the best care for our patients.

Ideally we are looking for someone with knowledge and experience of Capital Accounting within the NHS. You will have a proven ability to build effective relationships and communicate complex financial information to support stakeholders in making key decisions. You will need to also have excellent analytical skills and be able to manipulate large amounts of data, work diligently and accurately, and be able to draw inferences and present findings from analysis of financial and non-financial information.

Our Values are Include, Respect, and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Communicate with budget holders, other Finance staff and external customers may be by face-to-face meetings, by meetings on Microsoft Teams, by email, by telephone as appropriate.

Provide support in the annual planning cycle with regard to capital expenditure. This includes liaising with senior stakeholders in the agreement of planning timetables and ensuring the requireddocumentation is completed and information is correctly analysed to facilitate various scenarios forproposed plans. This will require a key understanding of funding streams and sources for capitalexpenditure within the NHS.

Support in providing first line Capital Management support to Senior Non Finance staff on allCapital VAT matters including distribution of updates issued by Revenue and Customs and the Trust'sexternal advisors and internally generated explanatory notes.

Support in managing the Trust's annual valuation of its assets in accordance with externalrequirements including liaison with external valuers and auditors.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • A level or equivalent.
  • Completed AAT Technician Stage or have equivalent experience.


  • Studying towards a CCAB qualification.



  • Significant experience in a financial environment , preferably Management Accounts


  • Experience of NHS Financial environment.



  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Excel, Word and large general ledger systems
  • Ability to apply knowledge to workload and demonstrate analytical skills


  • Experience of using the Oracle accounting system.



  • Understanding of capital accounting and management accounting.


  • Awareness of NHS finance issues

Other Requirements


  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to prioritise workload and to work on own initiative as well as under the direction of Assistant Finance Manager.


  • Able to work well in a team and have good organisational skills

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Avnet House

Rutherford Close



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