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Accountancy Assistant - Band 3 - Finance

Job Reference: 179-289-19-P

Employer:
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Financial Services
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary:
£18,813 to £20,795 pa pr

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Here at theWest Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT), we’re all about quality. Our vision is simply to deliver the best quality and safest care to our community.

The commitment, care and compassion our staff hold is reflected in our Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection results. We’re one of a handful of trusts across the country to have been rated as ‘outstanding’ – and we are exceptionally proud to hold this accolade.

Serving a rural population of around 280,000, we aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk. We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

And we do everything we can to make our Trust a great place to work – we truly care about you and your wellbeing.

Feedback from our colleagues that already work here tells us we’re generally getting it right; using our results from the latest NHS Staff Survey (2018), the prestigious Health Service Journal scored us as having the best staff engagement score in the East of England, and the fourth best in the country. They’ve also branded us as “the best small hospital in the country” – and we get consistently good feedback from our patients too, who recommend us as a place to receive care.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?


Accountancy Assistant - Band 3 - Finance - 37.5 Hours per Week - Permanent

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and efficient team member to join our Financial Services department. This is a full time post of 37.5 hours per week. The hours should be worked over five days (Mon to Fri) and there is a requirement to work until 5pm on two days (flexible) per week.

 

You will be required to provide a range of accounting and administrative duties including accessing bank data daily and keeping the cashbook up to date, reconciliations, journals, maintaining the Losses and Compensations register, opening and distributing incoming mail for the department and administration of the NHS Injury Cost Recovery process.

 

The key requirements for the role are:

  • Educated to GCSE level grade C or equivalent qualifications/experience

  • Accurate keyboard skills

  • Ability to follow procedures closely

  • Ability to work to deadlines

  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel for input

  • Flexiblw approach to work and changing priorities

  • Ability to work under pressure

 

Experience of working in an accounts environment and general ledger systems knowledge would be an advantage but are not essential.

 

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put patients first, please contact Trish Smith, Financial Accountanton 01284 712961for an informal discussion.

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

 

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

 

CAR PARKING - This post does not entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site.The Trust offer parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital.Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack.

 

If required to work on a weekend, the restriction does not apply. Parking is allowed on site Saturday and Sunday provided a day ticket (£2.10) is clearly displayed.

 

For posts that include “on call” duties successful candidates will need to complete an application form for access through the barriers from the car park office.

 

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

 

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.




We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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