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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/04/2021.

Income Accountant

Job Reference: 877-CSU-3040014

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
The individual will need to be an innovative self starter who has a passion for income, costing and technology..
Leyland Business Park, Leyland Lancashire, Leyland, Lancashire
£45,753 - £51,668

Income Accountant

The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe. It’s a world-renowned institution and an exciting place to work, full of challenges and opportunities.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) is one of the biggest and best-performing commissioning support units in the country, with among the highest levels of staff and customer satisfaction. We work together as a team of over 1,600 expert staff based across the Midlands and North West to make a difference – for our customers, patients and communities.

Offering a full range of professional services to both NHS, other public bodies and private organisation across the country, our NHS values underpin everything we do. We are leaders in how we use technology and are experts in how to use Microsoft O365.

Our services are built on a strong foundation of experienced people who build great relationships, a commitment to NHS values and a thorough understanding of our clients and the challenges they face. We provide real value to our customers by working at scale, creating the synergies and innovation that ultimately drives improved patient outcomes and makes commissioning resources work harder.

Who we’re looking for

Someone who shares our vision to be pivotal in fully supporting the delivery of major improvements in health and wellbeing.

We are looking for a talented individual to join the CSU Finance team, who has a drive and passion in delivering an exemplar service and who would like to progress in their career. You will be joining at a pivotal time in shaping, taking ownership and driving forward the reporting of income (circa £100m) to ensure the organisation makes the correct business decisions moving forward. This is a brand new role initially for 12 months and would suit someone who wants to make the role their own.

Personal qualities needed to deliver in this role are:

  • being an innovative self starter,
  • the ability to work at pace but retain attention to detail,
  • you should be able to communicate effectively with stakeholders,
  • be someone who shares knowledge to encourage and enable the team with the adoption of technology and new ways of working.

The Income Accountant will report to and work closely with the Head of Finance - Reporting in the management of timely and accurate income reporting and costing of services. This is a high profile role, working closely with our Regional Associate Directors and Heads of Service. You will have (or have a passion for learning) skills in SQL, PowerQuery and PowerBI.

The role will be primarily based in Leyland when we return to working in an office environment but we are committed to a flexible approach to working.

Applications from colleagues who are currently working within one of the Lancashire and South Cumbria integrated care system partner health organisations, including CCGs, Trusts, NHS England and Midlands and Lancashire CSU are welcomed. This post is available to these staff on a secondment basis. Applicants should ensure they have the support of their employer prior to submitting an application.

What we offer

In return, we provide a supportive environment in which to learn and develop, with the opportunity to further your skills and career within an exciting and evolving environment.

Joining our inclusive and innovative team comes with a range of benefits including flexible & agile working arrangements, pension scheme and generous annual leave allowance.

With our training schemes and support networks, you will be empowered to play a leading role in the future of healthcare, whatever your specialism or interest. And as a member of NHS staff you will receive plenty of discounts from a host of restaurants and high-street stores too.

For more information, please contact our retained consultant Kevin Round from Seymour John on 07768 000 420 or email on



For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKevin RoundJob titlePrinciple ConsultantEmail addresskevin@seymourjohn.comTelephone number07768000420


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