Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Capital accountant

Location
Greater Manchester (GB)
Salary
Band 7 (£40,057 - £45,839)
Posted
16 Nov 2021
Closes
13 Dec 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

POST: Deputy Capital Accountant
DEPARTMENT: Finance
GRADE: Band 7
HOURS: 37.5 per week
RESPONSIBLE TO: Capital Accountant
LIAISES WITH: Senior Capital Accountant; Operational Finance Director; Deputy Operational Finance Director; Head of Finance – Corporate Services; Head of Financial Services; Procurement Team; Estates Team; IM&T (Information Management & Technology) team; Director of Clinical Governance.
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Capital Accounts Officer.
WORKBASE: Finance Business Unit, Trafford General Hospital. Travel to other sites may be required.
JOB PURPOSE
• The post-holder will help support the provision of a financial management service to capital budget holders. This incorporates planning, monitoring, reporting and forecasting the annual capital programme.
• Liaise with managers and advise on funding mechanisms and control of capital.
• The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the accounting treatment of the Trust capital expenditure ad fixed assets is in accordance with accounting standards and the requirements of NHS Improvement.
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• To support the Capital Accountant in the development, monitoring and reporting of the Trust's capital programme including the preparation of monthly capital monitoring information (including cash flow management and forecasting).
Job Description – Deputy Capital Accountant August 2021
• The post holder will work with both the responsible division and the capital budget holders of the trust to determine the performance of current capital schemes and in the case of any problems being highlighted, suggest and implement plans to rectify the situation. This will include the explanation of the complex NHS capital financial regime to both NHS and non NHS Managers.
• Contribute to the planning and forecasting of the Trust capital programme.
• In conjunction with the capital budget holders:
• Prepare the annual capital programme. This will include the review of all capital bids, challenging where appropriate and providing recommendations for priority setting.
• Ensure the replacement of routine equipment is included within the trusts financial planning process.
• Ensure timely and accurate forecasting is produced monthly including reprofiling of expenditure plans where assumptions have changed.
• Financial input into capital business cases in liaison with relevant General/Service Managers, this will mean calculating the capital costs of each scheme ensuring that these costs form part of the Trust and charitable financial planning processes.
• Completion of the fixed asset note to the Trust annual accounts including the completion of capital expenditure figures and commitments for the charitable fund accounts. This must be undertaken in accordance with the relevant Financial Regulatory Standards and NHS guidance.
• Evaluation of lease against buy options using appropriate techniques ensuring best value for money. Liaison with divisions regarding expiring leases to ensure best value to the trust.
• Assist with the production of high quality and accurate working papers for internal and external audit as required.
• Assist in the completion of the capital charges estimate, this will also include calculating any impact on the income and expenditure position of potential impairments \ accelerated depreciation changes.
• Support in the maintenance of the Fixed Asset and Operating leases registers, ensuring items are accurately recorded with a clear audit trail in place for any required adjustments.
Management
• Provide effective line management, ensuring appropriate appraisal, supervision and objective setting for direct report.
• Prioritise workloads to ensure expenditure reporting timetable dates are adhered to.
• Set clear standards and expectations ensuring compliance with professional accountancy standards and practices.
• Ensure that direct report undertake Continuous Professional Development where appropriate.
Job Description – Deputy Capital Accountant August 2021
Ad-hoc Projects
• To undertake project work as required by the Capital Accountant and Senior Capital Accountant.
Other General Responsibilities
• Ensure that there are up to date, written procedure notes in place for all areas of responsibility.
• To support internal and external audit in their role in auditing the Trust’s accounts and financial information, ensuring issues of contention and recommendation are brought to a satisfactory conclusion.
• To keep up to date professionally through Continuing Professional Development.
• To attend any committees or groups as appropriate to ensure the financial implications of any discussions/decisions are explained fully.
• Ability to work flexibly, some travel between sites will be required.
• The post holder may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities as determined by their line manager within the overall parameters of the post.
INFECTION CONTROL
It is a requirement for all staff to comply with all infection control policies and procedures as set out in the Trust’s Infection Control manual. The postholder is also responsible for ensuring all their staff attends mandatory training, including infection control and to provide support to the Director of Infection Control.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Trust has a statutory responsibility to provide and maintain a healthy and safe environment for its staff to work in. You equally have a responsibility to ensure that you do nothing to jeopardize the health and safety to either yourself or of anybody else. The Trust’s Health and Safety Policies outline your responsibilities regarding Health & Safety at Work.
The post holder must not willingly endanger him/herself or others whilst at work. Safe working practices and safety precautions must be adhered to. Protective clothing and equipment must be used where appropriate.
All accidents/incidents must be reported to your Senior Manager and documented as per Trust Policy, including the reporting of potential hazards.
SAFEGUARDING
Ensure that the policy and legislation relating to child protection and Safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults are adhered to. It is the responsibility of all staff to report any concerns to the identified person within your department/division or area of responsibility.
SECURITY
The post holder has a responsibility to ensure the preservation of NHS property and resources.
CONFIDENTIALITY
The post holder is required to maintain confidentiality at all times in all aspects of their work.
Job Description – Deputy Capital Accountant August 2021
TEAM BRIEFING
The Trust operates a system of Team Briefing, which is based on the principles that people will be more committed to their work if they fully understand the reason behind what is happening in their organisation and how it is performing.
NO SMOKING POLICY
The Trust operates a no smoking control policy, which applies to all staff, patients and visitors and extends to the hospital grounds as well as internal areas.
THE TRUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER
This job description indicates the main functions of the post holder and may be subject to regular review and amendment in the light of service development. Any review will be undertaken in conjunction with the post holder and in line with Trust policy.

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