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Senior Financial Accountant - Part Time

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,135 to £46,509 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the DSFS Finance team as the Senior Financial Accountant.

This is a part-time role (up to 30 hours a week) and we're happy to discuss different flexible-working options with prospective candidates.

As the Senior Financial Accountant, you will be a Qualified Accountant reporting to the Head of Financial Accounting, supporting and working closely with our teams across the organisation to deliver accurate financial reporting and provide technical accounting advice to key stakeholders.

This role holds key responsibility for both the group audit and the preparation of the Group's Annual Accounts (including Trust and DSFS Limited subsidiary), as well as being responsible for ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures.

Interview Dates 9th August or 12th August

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Limited currently do not offer a Certificate of Sponsorship, any applications which require sponsorship will not be considered

Main duties of the job

Contribute to the completion of the monthly monitoring and reporting on the Group's overall financial performance and position, ensuring that the requirements for internal and external financial reporting are met in a comprehensive, accurate and timely manner.

Coordinate the completion of the statutory Financial Statements for the Trust and its subsidiaries, including responsibility for the creation and monitoring of in-year and year end timetables.

Liaise with internal and external audit, responding to any queries and recommendations and develop and implement appropriate processes and procedures where necessary.

Responsible for management of the Trust and DSFS Balance Sheets including the timely completion and review of all reconciliations.

Provide technical accounting support across the finance team and wider organisation.

Work to continuously improve finance processes and reporting to drive increased efficiency and automation.

About us

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Ltd. (DSFS) is a subsidiary company that's 100% owned by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

DSFS has just over 900 staff across Soft and Hard Facilities Services, and our corporate services including, ICT, Patient Records, Switchboard, Procurement, Finance and Clinical Engineering. Very much part of the 'Chesterfield Royal family', DSFS builds on solid NHS foundations to offer a more commercial approach that's dynamic, flexible, and proactive.

DSFS are proud to be striving to achieve a truly diverse and inclusive flexible workforce by valuing and welcoming everyone's abilities, uniqueness, and individuality. All our colleagues have the right to and should be able to feel 100% themselves at work we believe that all our people add to and should improve our culture and not just fit in with it. By embracing our diverse backgrounds and differences our culture becomes richer and makes us stronger together.

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Limited currently do not offer a Certificate of Sponsorship, any applications which require sponsorship will not be considered

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and main responsibilities and duties, along with the criteria that is required.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Qualified Accountant with a professional accountancy body (e.g. CIMA/ACCA/CCAB/CIPFA) or qualified by significant work experience.
  • Commitment to professional or personal on-going development



  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience at a senior level in a complex financial environment
  • A sound knowledge of relevant accounting standards
  • Track record of financial and non-financial achievements at a senior level
  • Experience of leading and coordinating processes involved in financial accounts
  • Ability to lead change


  • Knowledge of NHS financial accounting systems and practices
  • Knowledge of current finance issues within the NHS

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal skills as required to interact regularly with internal and external senior colleagues
  • Ability to influence decision making
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and in writing
  • Ability to identify and exploit the potential for improved financial systems and processes
  • Ability to convey complex finance information and issues in an easily understood manner
  • Ability to manage workload efficiently, prioritise and work to strict deadlines
  • Coaching and development of less experienced colleagues
  • Excellent IT technical skills especially in relation to manipulating large amounts of data

Personal Attributes


  • Team player
  • Professional work approach
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work accurately and deliver to tight timescales under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



Top Road, Calow


S44 5BL

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