Assistant Financial Accountant

Bridgewater Community
Competitive salary
12 Jan 2021
21 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Excellence in Healthcare everyday, come to work for Bridgewater NHS Foundation Trust.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established as a NHS Trust in 2011, and as a NHS Foundation Trust in November 2014. We deliver a wide range of community-based healthcare services in Halton, Warrington and Oldham, as well as some networked services and specialised community dental services across a much larger geography.

Our focus is on ensuring that our colleagues across the organisation are supported to deliver services of the highest quality and that by doing so we help bring forward local strategies aimed at delivering integrated, place-based services in partnership with primary care, social care and other health and care providers.

We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy, and consider them on their abilities. Job shares will be considered for all posts.

We are offering an excellent opportunity in the Financial Accounts team to support the Senior Financial Accountant and Financial Accountant in the role of Assistant Financial Accountant. The post holder will assist in all areas of Financial Accounting with plenty of scope for an experienced candidate to broaden their portfolio further, working in an outstanding and supportive team.

We are looking for an ambitious and talented individual to join our team in a role which offers excellent personal and career development, including study support and a first class remuneration package. The applicant should be an ambitious CCAB student or AAT qualified/ finalist who is committed to achieving full CCAB qualification.

The Role

  • To manage the relationship with the shared service provisions with external organisations for financial services and payroll, in order to ensure the Trust is compliant with legislation and codes such as BPPC.
  • To produce timely, accurate and relevant reconciliations, analytical work, investigative work and the production of supporting schedules to the required professional standards in accordance with stated timetables. To deputise for the Financial Accountant as required.
  • To provide support to the Financial Accountant and the Senior Financial Accountant in ensuring that the Trust's financial position is reported accurately, in accordance with statute and accounting standards, on a timely basis.
  • The post will also play a key operational role as part of the technical accounting team in producing statutory returns within the appropriate timescales and legal requirements.

The Person
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment to high degrees of accuracy.
  • You will be an interactive team player, able to complete accurate reconciliations and working papers to support the Trust's monthly/annual position.
  • You will need to be a strong communicator and in particular able to communicate with staff, other NHS bodies, debtors and suppliers as required.

Study Support

In all cases successful candidate will be supported to complete their professional accountancy qualification through the Trust's apprenticeship programme which will involve study costs being fully funded as well as the provision of 20% of the individual's time being dedicated to off the job training.

We reserve the right to close the application process early should we receive sufficient suitable candidates, so encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

To arrange an informal discussion please email Louise Thornton on or Jonathan Stafford on

Please note:

If the advertised post requires a DBS check the successful candidate will incur the cost of the DBS check which will be taken in three equal monthly instalments from salary.

Should we experience a high level of interest in the post; a vacancy will be expired early.

Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted thereafter using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

.external_test_container { margin-left: 15px; } .external_test_short_desc { color: #990066; font-weight: bold; } .external_test_long_desc { color: #990066; font-weight: bold; }

It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as we will shortlist against these details. If you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you may presume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date.

* Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails (via NHS jobs site) often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from the Trust.

The Trust has taken the decision to recharge successful candidates for the cost of their DBS disclosure. This post requires a(n) Enhanced / Standard DBS disclosure. The current price of this is £48.43/£30.43. The Trust will pay the initial costs, which will be recovered, in installments, from your first three salary payments.

Please note that in addition to a structured interview, a selection of the following Selection techniques may be used, particularly for senior posts, and vacancies which attract a high volume of applications.

Psychometric Testing
In-tray exercises
Typing tests
Knowledge Tests
Data Input Tests
Scenario Tests

* No Unsolicited Advertising Company Approaches

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs ( ), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs