Assistant Financial Accountant

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Closing Date: 18/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time
Location Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £21,777 Per Year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, well organised, self-motivated person to work within the Finance Team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will report to the Finance Services Manager and will join the Financial Services team working together to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner.

Main duties of the job

Responsible to the Finance Services Manager for account reconciliations, preparation of budgets, asset verification and recording of expenditure and income. To work accurately and reliably within accounting timetables for financial services and provide a customer focused service to internal and external clients.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us; as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition – a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We recruit for values and “Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool”

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To carry out monthly control account reconciliations and resolve any discrepancies with the support of the Financial Services Manager.
  • Input of the monthly payroll interfaces into the GL, ensuring reconciliations are completed and the costs are accurately recorded in the ledger.
  • Support the Financial Services Manager in the cash management of the Trust.
  • Assist the Financial Services Manager in the preparation of annual budgets, ensuring that budgets reflect service requirements.
  • Support the agreement of balances process for expenditure and income and develop processes for recording this information in the most efficient and effective way.
  • Input and posting of all central financial services journals at closedown, ensuring accuracy and deadlines are achieved.
  • Running of all central financial services reports required.
  • Support the Financial Services Manager with balance sheet coding and management.
  • To support the Financial Services Manager with the VAT return.
  • Assist in the production of working papers where required for the Groups statutory annual accounts.
  • To assist in the production of working papers throughout the year for internal and external audit.
  • To ensure that departmental standards and agreed deadlines are met and to produce high quality working papers for all work produced.
  • To deputise and provide cover for the Cashiering Office as and when required.
  • To provide cover and support for other financial services teams as and when required.
  • To perform physical asset verification.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • Meet Essential Criteria


  • Meet Desirable Criteria

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

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