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Assistant Financial Accountant

Job Description

​We are currently working with a large NHS organisation based in London who are seeking to appoint an Interim Assistant Financial Accountant to assist with the production of the statutory accounts and periodic returns in accordance with NHS Improvement, Department of Health and HMRC deadlines.

The role will be for 4-6 months and will be at NHS Band 8a and renumerated under the NHS Agency capped rates.

This is a hybrid role and the appointed candidate must be able to be on site two to three days per week to receive training and effectively support client departments.

Job Summary:

Reporting into the Head of Financial Accounts, the Assistant Financial Accountant will have a range of financial accounting responsibilities, including reconciliation of General Ledger control accounts, assisting with production of VAT, Tax, National Insurance and NHS Pension returns and maintenance of Losses and Special Payments register.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the production of the monthly, quarterly and annual accounts by completing an assigned portfolio of responsibilities;

  • Producing financial reports, returns to NHS Improvement, Department of Health and Social Care, VAT returns and annual statements on a rotational basis as required;

  • Reconcile a specified range of control accounts relating to the Trust’s Statement of Financial Position and ensuring discrepancies are resolved and journals are produced for reconciling items accurately and on a timely basis;

  • Reviewing Income contracts and agree applicable Financial Reporting Standard against each new contract;

  • Coordinate interim and year-end stock takes and prepare stock adjustment journals for review;

  • Ensure that staff payroll deductions on behalf of third parties made via the payroll system are paid over to relevant organisations on a timely basis;

  • Responsible for the maintaining the Losses and compensation register and recording of losses and compensation payments in line with NHS Improvement and the Trust’s Standing Financial Instructions and to prepare annual returns for submission to NHS Improvement and quarterly reports to the Audit Committee.

The ideal candidate will be / have:

  • Part qualified CCAB accountant (first level) or AAT;

  • Previous accounts experience in an NHS setting;

  • Analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail, methodical and thorough approach;

  • Able to concentrate frequently for sustained periods on complex calculations with accurate results.

If you are interested in the role, please email Neil Fineberg with a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.