Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/05/2019.

  • Add to favourites

Band 3 Accounts Payable Officer

Job Reference: 820-1690428-COR

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Priestley Wharf, Birmingham
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Finance team within Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our financial accounts team in the role of Accounts Payable Officer, reporting to the Systems Accountant. The role is offered on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will have GCSE’s in Maths and English, or equivalent, with relevant experience in a finance office or similar environment. The ideal candidate will have previous experience within an accounts payable function, working knowledge of Excel spread sheets, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. The finance department is continuously looking for ways in which to improve the service we provide to the wider trust, so it is important for the postholder to be able to use their initiative to resolve problems and identify opportunities for improvement.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as the nominated person within BCHC to assist ELFS Shared Services in resolving invoice related supplier queries.
  • Respond to telephone queries from users within the trust and, in exceptional circumstances, from suppliers, to resolve issues such as non-payment or incorrect payment of invoices. Provide support in the use of the system, explaining this in a way that is understandable to non-finance staff.
  • Review invoices daily in the Accounts Payable Officer’s workflow and forward to relevant requester / buyer etc. for appropriate action.
  • Monitor the overall PO invoice processing performance and co-ordinate further action with the Systems Accountant as necessary – identifying ‘persistent offenders’ where appropriate.
  • Provide monthly report to Systems Accountant highlighting problem areas within the P2P process, possible improvements (relevant to this role) and actions that need escalating to ELFS and/or line managers.
  • Train and support new and existing users on a one-to-one basis in the correct methodology of the P2P process, travelling to other sites where necessary.
  • Support the system’s accountant in processing and updating requisitioner/authoriser user authority cards and monitor user access to the finance systems ensuring user access is de-activated when their contract is terminated.
  • Managing the Trust’s Purchasing cards ensuring that all change requests are authorised prior to action, documenting changes to new and existing cards.

Interview date and location : To be advised


  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address
  • Please be aware that BCHC utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to ‘Be Part of Our Team’ and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Chris Roach on 0121 466 7175

Please be aware that Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via the TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and we serve a wide range of people and communities. BCHC is an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible.

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

Promoting Workforce Equality

In response to data held by BCHC which demonstrates that individuals from particular protected characteristics are under-represented, BCHC are striving to redress these imbalances. In order to do this, the Trust is committed to the employment and career development of individuals from these protected characteristics. As part of this commitment, given this under representation, the Trust guarantees an interview to any applicants from under represented protected characteristic for positions at Band 8a and above whose application meets the essential criteria for the post as detailed on the Person Specification.

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Step Into Health