Band 8B Capital Accountant

NHS Professionals
Up to £10,000
23 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you the Capital Accountant we're looking for?

We are looking for an experienced accountant to support the Financial Services team at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is located in Harlow, Essex and is a501 bedded District General Hospital providing a comprehensive range of safe and reliable acute and specialist services to a local population of 258,000 people. We arecommitted to the core principles of the NHS which are to provide services thatmeet the health needs of everyone and are free at the point of delivery.

Would you like to be part of a Trust that value, recognise and celebrate staff members? Who work as a team to provide a high-level service? If yes, Princess Alexandra Trust is the place for you.

We have long term placement opportunity as a Capital Accountant available at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow.

Responsibilities will cover a number of areas such as;
  • Provide management support and leadership to the capital team, hospital and Trust staff on capital related matters.
  • To liaise with other finance teams e.g. financial accounts and management accounts to ensure the reported capital financial position is accurate.
  • Work with the deputy capital accountant to finalise month and year end accounts ensuring relevant year end capital entries and capital creditors/debtors are agreed and that their treatment in the I&E position and balance sheet accounts adhere to the NHS Manual of accounts.
  • Responsible for the co-ordinating and validating monthly capital related expenditure including forecasts to year-end, analysis and interpretation of significant variances and, where appropriate, to influence operational and capital project managers/clinicians into taking corrective action
  • To produce the month-end capital performance reports covering actual capital expenditure against plan with associated scheme by scheme reports. Investigate variances from plan and ensure that action on changes required is taken.
  • To provide a credible written narrative to explain this position and attend the monthly Capital Group to present the position.
  • Ensure that all reporting internally and externally is produced in a timely and professional manner, including support for completion of NHSI and other regulatory returns as required.
  • Actively manage the delivery of the Trust position against its capital finance limit to ensure that it is achieved. To clearly articulate risks to achieving the Capital Resource Limit and to develop and lead appropriate action plans
  • Report on capital and financial issues at relevant meetings such as ICT and Estates Capital working groups.
  • Ensure all Capital projects are managed and reported against in a timely manner - reporting against any variances with action. Input into all Capital business cases, ensuring that all I&E impacts are communicated
  • Support the annual accounts process, providing necessary schedules and working papers to support the production of the Trust's final accounts including the audit review process.
  • Liaise with external auditors to assist with the auditing of the year end accounts
  • Discuss complex issues around revaluations with the external auditors and senior finance staff to reach agreement on the approach taken and the entries made to the accounts for such revaluations.

This is a full time role and the hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:00.

Do you have the following skills …?
  • CCAB Qualified
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Understanding of investment appraisal techniques
  • Experience and knowledge within financial accounts
  • Experience and knowledge within Capital Accounting
  • Knowledge of NHS procedures
  • Knowledge of Inland Revenue requirements
  • Knowledge of HM Customs & Excise recovery of VAT on Capital Projects.
  • Knowledge of cashflow
  • Expertise in respect of Microsoft Office software - Outlook, Excel, Word, Access
  • DH/Treasury business case guidance

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: -
  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don't have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Successful applicants will be contacted after the closing date.