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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/08/2021.

Deputy Directorate Accountant

Job Reference: 317-2021-29-28-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Financial Management - Corporate
317 Regent Point
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to work within the financial management team. The focus will be in the provision of financial information and analysis to Budget Holders and Senior Finance staff, while supporting the Directorate Accountant in the management of a small team.

Role Responsibilities:
• Ensure the delivery of a high quality financial management service.
• Play an advanced role in assisting the Directorate Accountant in the provision of a high quality financial management service, deputising when necessary, which will include leading a small team of staff.
• Work closely with senior Trust Corporate and / or Directorate Management, providing timely and accurate information and advice to facilitate the effective monitoring and management of the Trust’s financial position and to support the decision making process.
• Play a significant role in the formulation of the Trust’s annual budget
• To ensure that financial controls are maintained within Corporate Governance guidelines.

Person Specification:
• The post is suited to a diploma level of a professional accountancy qualification or equivalent experience.
• Strong communication skills are essential, due to the need to communicate complex, sensitive or contentious information to a range of different audiences using a range of different communication methods.
• Able to work autonomously to manage own workload and change priorities as necessary to achieve key tasks, and support colleagues to prioritise and achieve their deadlines
• Demonstrable experience in management accounting, including ability to provide detailed guidance and advice to finance and non-finance managers within own area.
• A flexible approach is required to fulfil the duties in an environment with ever changing and/ or conflicting priorities.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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