Assistant Management Accountant

Health Jobs UK
Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
£20,330 - £24,882 pa
18 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job overview

Working for Bolton Hospital's Finance team you can expect to be working in an environment where you will feel supported by your colleagues and have an enormous sense of pride in supporting the Hospital to deliver care to people of Bolton.

This is an exciting opportunity which will suit an individual who has the ambition and passion to work for the NHS. Ideally you will already be AAT qualified or have equivalent experience. You will be an integral member of our established team, leading, engaging, and influencing staff at all levels.

We are seeking applications from individuals who have the drive and ability to make a difference. You must have experience in a finance role dealing with complex budgets. Excellent relationship building and communication skills with the team and budget holders are essential skills. NHS experience not essential.

Main duties of the job

To support the Finance Business Partner (FBP) and the Divisional Finance Teams in ensuring the Division make effective use of the available financial resources in pursuit of agreed Divisional and Corporate goals.

To assist with providing a comprehensive financial management and support service to the Division, providing a range of advice, information and analysis to budget holders at various levels within the Division.

To assist the FBP in the formulation and co-ordination of Divisional budget setting, financial planning, forecasting, monthly monitoring and reporting whilst adhering to corporate standards and timetables.

Working for our organisation

We will offer you development opportunities to ensure you have the necessary skills to progress further with your career and in return, we expect candidates to be passionate, flexible and hard-working and focused on driving the departmental objectives forward. We have recently moved to a more remote working pattern with the requirement to be in the office when necessary, so this must suit applicants and they must be able to build relationships and operate remotely.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Financial Management & Delivery
  • To play a lead role in the completion and analysis of the monthly Divisional management accounts, ensuring accuracy and completeness in accordance with strict reporting deadlines and accounts journal processing procedures.
  • To assist the Divisional Finance Team with achieving a detailed understanding of the drivers behind all significant variances to both Divisional expenditure budgets and activity/income plans and produce detailed analysis to support any explanations.
  • To meet regularly with budget holders within the Division to ensure that any potential financial problems are identified as early as possible and plans developed to rectify these.
  • To ensure all Divisional income due to the Trust is recovered in full as quickly as possible through raising invoices and providing support to deal with any invoice queries that may arise.
  • To liaise with other departments to ensure correct budget codes are used when coding invoices and employee records.
  • To collate information from various sources both internal and external to the Trust and process the information onto the general ledger in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To undertake a range of monthly control account reconciliations with reference to adequate source documentation.

Planning & Service Development
  • To assist with the annual budget setting process for the Division ensuring all expected expenditure and income is budgeted for or known and detailed in full.
  • To assist the Divisional Finance Team with identifying potential financial opportunities for change and growth within the Division where appropriate.

Developing Capability & Capacity
  • To contribute to achieving a culture of continuous improvement in service provision and data quality both within the Division and within the Management Accounts team.
  • To maintain effective working relationships with other Trust staff and outside organisations to ensure the delivery of a professional service with high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • To provide financial management training to a range of non-financial staff, ensuring all relevant managers have received the appropriate level of training and information.
  • Any other general requirements as appropriate to the post and location including the provision of support to other Divisions/Corporate Directorates and/or the Financial Systems Manager if required.

The range of duties and responsibilities outlined above are indicative only and are intended to give a broad flavour of the range and type of duties that will be allocated. They are subject to modification in the light of changing service demands and the development requirements of the post holder.

Person specification

Essential criteria
  • 5 G.C.S.E's (or equivalent) Grades A-C including Maths & English.
  • NVQ4 / HNC / AAT qualified or equivalent experience.

Desirable criteria
  • Studying for a CCAB or CIMA qualification or relevant experience.

Essential criteria
  • Experience of financial and computing systems.
  • Public sector and/or NHS Finance Experience

Desirable criteria
  • NHS Management Accounts experience

Essential criteria
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment and to work as part of a multi disciplinary team.

Desirable criteria
  • Advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office products particularly Excel.
  • Ability to influence colleagues at all levels whilst ensuring that relationships remain positive and that goals are achieved

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of NHS Financial processes
  • Understanding of financial governance and audit requirements

Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of service re-design and improvement methodologies

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download
  • Job Description ( PDF , 130.2 KB )
  • Assistant Management Accountant ( PDF , 84.0 KB )
  • Trust Profile ( PDF , 334.1 KB )
  • What Makes Bolton Brilliant ( JPG , 924.2 KB )
  • Applicants with a Disability ( PDF , 207.9 KB )

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