Technical Accountant (Capital)
Date posted: 23/12/2019
Salary: £51,383 - £57,596 per annum*
Formed in 2007, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country with over 12,000 staff, a turnover of £1.2bn and net assets in excess of £485m. The Trust provides acute and specialist healthcare in North West London for around 1.2m people every year.
The Trust has five main hospital sites which all have a long track record of success in research and education, as well as influencing clinical practice nationally and worldwide. They also have a growing number of community services and provide private healthcare to increase the funds available for NHS services.
In the face of financial challenges the Trust continues to improve its financial position whilst maintaining and improving service quality. The Trust are also a nominated trust in the Health Infrastructure Plan which will lead to a major redevelopment of all its key sites in the coming years, as well as exciting collaborations with the wider health sector in North and West London.
With a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are looking for exceptional talent to join their finance team and make a real difference that will improve the service we provide and in turn deliver excellent patient care.
Technical Accountant Job Description:
The Technical Accountant is a key role in the Finance Directorate, with responsibility for supporting the Head of Financial Accounts to oversee and manage the financial accounting team, to provide expertise in complex technical areas including cash-flow forecasting, capital accounting, VAT, and to support the production of the statutory annual accounts, ensuring the application of financial reporting standards.
This role is responsible for the provision of a high quality capital accounting service including management reporting, technical advice, IFRS-based asset accounting, the development of the Fixed Asset Register and support for the external audit. The role works closely with capital budget managers and the strategic finance team around both the in-year programme and future years’ financial planning.
The key elements of the role include:
- Managing the capital accounting of the Trust and advise on all aspects of capital. Maintain an accurate and up to date asset register, monitor expenditure on all capital schemes, manage depreciation journals and reconcile the asset register on a regular basis
- Leading a team of three colleagues and work collaboratively with other finance teams and budget managers
- Leading on the monthly and annual statutory accounts and lead on the external audit in relation to capital
Technical Accountant Person Specification:
The Technical Accountant role requires a CCAB qualified accountant or a professional with 3+ years of financial accounting experience. It is essential that this person has knowledge of financial and accounting procedures, financial reporting standards and is technically competent with good accounting and analytical skills.
This person will also have experience in the preparation of the statutory annual accounts process, managing capital accounting processes, as well as planning, monitoring and reporting using asset management systems.
You do not need to have NHS experience to be considered for this role, however, experience auditing or working in capital accounting in a large, complex organisations is essential. Experience of managing and leading others is also a requirement
The Trust’s vales incorporate being KIND, COLLABORATIVE, EXPERT and ASPIRATIONAL. The Trust endeavours to live its values so it is important that this person’s values are inline with these expectations and that they are able to communicate well and work with people at all levels of the organisation.
Technical Accountant Package:
- Band 8a £51,383 – £57,596* (*inclusive of London weighting)
- 27 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays (holiday entitlement raises to 33 days with service)
- Flexible working
- Annual Recognition Awards
- Excellent personal development, training and education opportunities
- Excellent Pension Scheme: 33.1% (at Band 8a level)
- Health services discounts (retail, holidays, entertainment and restaurants)
- Car lease scheme and season ticket loan
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Applications close on SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER and interviews will follow shortly after. EARLY APPLICATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.