Senior Capital Accountant

Health Jobs UK
United Kingdom
GBP 25.56 - 29.80 per hour
03 Mar 2021
17 Mar 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

As one of the largest acute Trusts in England - and with more than 20,000 employees - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is on an exciting mission to deliver high-quality care to the people of Manchester, Trafford and beyond. Our vision is to create and deliver a seamless 24/7 service that extends beyond excellent care within our nine hospitals to well-supported community services within our Local Care Organisation.

We're excited to be recruiting for a passionate and driven Senior Capital Accountant to lead our Capital Accounting team within our Finance & Procurement Business Unit. You will use your expertise to influence innovative mechanisms required in developing and enhancing the Financial Management of the organisation. You will play a key part in setting clear standards and expectations ensuring compliance with professional accountancy standards and practices are met consistently and effectively. You will be responsible for overseeing and advising on the Trust's capital programme and, as such, you will be an invaluable asset to this ambitious Trust.

We are particularly proud of our exceptional and highly-skilled staff - and they in turn are passionate about the contribution they make within the Trust. Therefore you will focus on quality, promoting high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes in a financial capacity, whilst using evidence to make improvements and seeking out innovative ways of working to develop financial solutions. Inevitably, you'll also be commercially astute and able to drive business growth and improve cash flow. It is essential for you to hold a Professional Accountancy qualification (CCAB/CIMA) with current membership registration and be educated to master's degree level or an equivalent professional qualification and possess significant management experience.

Personally, you'll be highly analytical with a structured and methodical approach to problem solving, with the know-how to translate and interpret large amounts of data at pace. Naturally, you'll be a self-motivated individual with the desire to actively develop. Crucially, a natural leader of people you'll be capable of setting a vision, harnessing and nurturing talent and managing performance during a period of change and transition.

This is a truly valuable opportunity to take your career to the next level. With the support of a committed team, and the chance to really put your stamp on this role, you'll witness your vision and efforts having a direct impact on the lives of thousands of people. So, if you have the drive and creativity to find solutions to complex challenges, you'll have what it takes to take our Capital Accounting team forward whilst thriving within our team and organisation.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Rachel McIlwraith, Operational Finance Director at

Closing date: 14 th March, 2021.

Interview date: week commencing 22 nd March, 2021.

Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) which will be deducted from salary, in the first 3 months of employment. If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download
  • Senior Capital Accountant JD and PS ( PDF , 379.5 KB )
  • Functional Review ( PDF , 588.8 KB )
  • Rewards and Benefits ( PDF , 1.8 MB )

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