Senior Financial Accountant

Barnsley Permanent £50,952 - £57,349 per year
  • Permanent Senior Financial Accountant Opportunity at NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Mainly home working opportunity with only needing to come on site 1 day a week

About Our Client

At NHS Blood and Transplant, we're incredibly proud of the many talented people who come together every day to make our organisation the very best it can be. We have clearly defined values that are centred around offering exceptional care to our donors and their families. We take care of each other too and we focus on building our expertise so we can change lives, provide quality support and offer fulfilling careers.

It's an opportunity to contribute to a unique team as part of a service that saves lives 365 days a year. We offer brilliant benefits including 27 days of holiday (plus bank holidays), a comprehensive induction and training programme, and competitive pension scheme.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Our three core principles are critical to our service, guiding everything we do and inspiring us to be the best:

  • We care about our donors, their families, the patients we serve, and our people
  • We are expert at meeting the needs of those who use our service and those who operate it
  • We provide quality products, services and experiences for donors, patients, and colleagues

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever.

You will join a well-respected team that delivers technical advice and accounting services to a consistently high standard, but which continuously seeks to improve further. The team currently receives excellent reports from both internal and external auditors with very few issues being identified.

You will be supported to achieve your objectives by a team of supportive and inclusive staff.

NHSBT strives to be the best type of our organisation in the world, by any measure, and in Finance we are no different. We want you to maintain good controls whilst continuously seeking improvements in the way that we and others work, so that products and services can be delivered as efficiently as possible. You will be able to do this in an environment in which this is embraced.

Through delivering excellent services, you will be directly contributing to NHSBT's work to save and improve lives.

Job Description

As a Senior Financial Accountant you will be responsible for leading the financial accounting team as a role model to create a culture of continuous improvement. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing financial schedules and data to ensure that the information provided to the Board and contained within the year end annual accounts is accurate and provides a true and fair view of NHSBT financial position
  • Completing the NHSBT fixed asset information system and the transfer and reconciliation of financial information from the fixed asset system to the General Ledger accurately
  • Completing NHSBT and Trust Fund Statutory Accounts, and Whole of Government Accounts submissions to HM Treasury, to required accounting and audit standards with appropriate working papers to support key figures and calculations.
  • Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of stock quantities and valuation.
  • Overseeing all VAT areas, these include; payables, receivables, income, P21/P22, partial recovery and business activities. Lead VAT meetings and liaising with external VAT consultants.
  • Interpreting and implementing new IFRS developments and standards.
  • Providing technical updates, training, advice, support, and consulting stake holders in relation to technical accounting complex issues and policy issues.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate for the Senior Financial Accountant role will have:

Experience and Knowledge

  • Significant knowledge and experience of operational and strategic financial management in a large organisation.
  • In-depth specialist knowledge and experience of the NHS and Government FReM accounting regulations for fixed assets, leased properties and rentals.
  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of the general external NHS environment and NHS finance policies is a key facet to this role.
  • Knowledge, understanding and practical experience of the complex, cross-disciplined, inter-relationships across a manufacturing and service supply chain.
  • In-depth knowledge of Charity Law and Charity Accounting Regulations.
  • Knowledge of Auditing Standards and the financial control environment.
  • Experience of working with information technology using Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint).

Qualifications and Training

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent demonstrable knowledge and experience.
  • Possession of a recognised CCAB/CIMA Accounting Qualification with post qualification experience.
  • Demonstrate commitment to own Continued Professional Development (CPD).

What's on Offer

What's on offer:

  • Salary between £50,972- £57,349
  • Location: Barnsley & Hybrid Working- on site c. 1 day a week, rest home working
  • 5 working hours per week
  • Permanent role
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years service and 33 days after 10 years
  • NHS Pension Scheme: defined benefit scheme
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+44 113 388 9051

Job summary

Job function
Financial Accounting
Public Sector
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Consultant name
Rachel Tammadge
Consultant phone
+44 113 388 9051
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