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Technical Accountant

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Technical 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 Technical Accountant to support our department and our key operational and clinical stakeholders to help deliver the best care for our patients.

The Technical Accountant will report directly to the Deputy Financial Controller and will support on providing technical advice on complex accounting issues. Acting as technical support for the Trust, the role will focus on analysing and advising on disclosure and accounting requirements emerging from new accounting standards, managing the Trusts capital program including IFRS 16 leases and internal and external reporting such as the monthly PFR return.

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

You will support in the provision of specialist financial and technical advice and information through the Deputy Financial Controller.

Support the Deputy Financial Controller with technical analysis, briefings and procedure guides on all key aspects of the financial reporting and financial control duties of the department, including areas such as ensuring that the Trust meets its statutory financial targets and support production of the Trust Financial Statements in line with International Financial Reporting Standards and regulations appropriate to the public sector and the NHS in particular.

You will be responsible for supporting the monthly completion of internal and external reporting including the monthly PFR return to NHS England

You will line manage one member of staff supporting the transactional accounting of the capital program.

You will manage the Trusts capital program ensuring adherence to the CDEL limit andmanage the Trusts IFRS 16 leases and the ensuring the correct accounting.

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:o The Lister Hospital, Stevenageo New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden Cityo Hertford County, Hertfordo Mount Vernon Cancer Centre , NorthwoodWe 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



  • oStudying towards CCAB/CIMA qualification or have equivalent experience in a degree in a relevant subject


  • oAttained CCAB/CIMA qualification or have equivalent experience in a degree in a relevant subject



  • Significant experience in all aspects of financial reporting, planning and control.
  • Significant experience of working to tight reporting deadlines.
  • Experience of supervising staff


  • NHS financial experience



  • Experienced user of computer applications with a good working knowledge of Excel, Word, email and large general ledger systems.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to workload and demonstrate analytical skills.


  • Experience of developing reporting packages, i.e Qlikview
  • Experience of Oracle/CARS asset software



  • Significant experience of management accounting and capital issues to include budgetary control and costing techniques.

Other Requirements


  • Good communication skills, both written and oral to non-financial managers.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and supervise a small team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as under the direction of Finance Manager.

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Avnet House

Rutherford Close



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