Management Accountant (2 posts)

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

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit x2 suitably experienced and motivated Management Accountants to join our successful team within the finance function at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

These posts are permanent posts, reporting to and supporting the Senior Management Accountant and the Associate Care Group/Deputy Corporate Accountant.

It will be based on site for the majority of the week with the potential for a portion of the week to be worked away from the office.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit x2 suitably experienced and motivated Management Accountants to join our successful team within the finance function at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

These posts are permanent posts, reporting to and supporting the Senior Management Accountant and the Associate Care Group/Deputy Corporate Accountant.

It will be based on site for the majority of the week with the potential for a portion of the week to be worked away from the office.

About us

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We are one of the largest integrated care providers in England. Over 7,000 Staff serve a population of around 650,000 people in the North East,

We provide hospital services from two acute sites – Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients’ homes.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have excellent numerical and analytical skills and possess the ability to work autonomously, achieve deadlines and prioritise your workload. Significant experience in Microsoft Excel and a good understanding of general ledger accounting software would be an advantage.

What we can offer

In return we will offer you a warm and welcoming environment where you will be fully supported. In addition, we operate an agile working policy, whereby the team are based on site for a proportion of the week and have the option to work at home, where preferred, for the rest of the week, on a rota basis.

The department also work to a flexible working policy, enabling flexible start and finish times and creating the ability to take back time owed.

The trust also supports anyone wishing to study towards a professional qualification, including financial and study leave support. This role is positioned within the team structure to enable excellent developmental and career progression opportunities.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience within the finance function

Desirable

  • Experience of working within NHS finance

Qualifications

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs / O Levels (A* – C) including Maths and English
  • Demonstrates a track record of academic achievement or has experience of working within a finance function.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a NHS finance function.
  • Studying towards a professional accountancy qualification

Special Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • The ability to provide and receive complex financial information to/from financial and non-financial staff orally, in writing or electronically in a professional manner.
  • Good computer skills with experience of the Microsoft Office particularly Excel and Word.
  • The ability to input into and interrogate the Finance General Ledger to obtain standard and ad hoc reports
  • Has the ability to quickly learn new skills and tasks as and when required.
  • Ability to work to all routine and ad hoc deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and act to remedy circumstances that mean a deadline is at risk.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to provide training, advise and review the work of more junior team members.
  • Must have good analytical skills
  • Possesses basic organisational skills

Desirable

  • Has an appreciation of the NHS finance regime
  • Experience of Oracle Finance Ledger system

Special Requirements

Essential

  • Good team player with ability to work collaboratively to achieve shared objectives.
  • Ability to work under pressure, achieving tight and often conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum of supervision.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Flexible and responsive.
  • Ability to continuously reassess and strive to improve working practices to improve efficiency and performance in self & others.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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