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Financial Accounts Assistant

Employer
East Midlands Ambulanc
Location
Trust Headquarters/Working from Home, Nottingham
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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We are East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), an organisation focused on delivering a high standard of emergency and urgent care to our patients across the region.

The East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provides Emergency, Urgent and Non-Emergency pre-hospital care and transport across six counties (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Northamptonshire).

The East Midlands has a lot to offer:

Excellent Location

Making a Difference

Action Packed Roles

Support and Belonging

If you haven't heard back from us within eight weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.

Due to the high volume of applications received we are unable to provide updates on the progress of applications and only successful candidates at shortlisting stage will be contacted, regrettably feedback will not be provided. If you are unsuccessful at this stage please refer back to the the job description, person specification and advertised requirements for ways to improve your future applications.

Internal candidates applying for vacancies must have completed their probationary period (stated within your contract) at point of application.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Financial Accounts Assistant to provide a professional financial accounting service supporting the Head of Financial Accounting in all aspects of financial accounting. The role is required to undertake and complete an Accountancy Level 7 Apprenticeship within three years from appointment date and is therefore a great opportunity for individuals and ideal for someone who is looking to qualify as a professional Accountant within this time frame.

The output of the finance team is crucial to maintaining financial control, scrutiny of income/expenditure and ensuring the achievement of financial targets. The team is also responsible for the maintenance of the integrity of the financial systems and ensuring they are compliant with Standing Financial Instructions.

We are looking to recruit a Financial Accounts Assistant with a drive to add value and be a real team player as well as being able to work autonomously. As we are a small finance department, there are many learning opportunities to broaden your finance experience.

The post holder will be reporting to the Head of Financial Accounting in all aspects of the systems, processes and controls involved in the day to day management of Cash and Financial Accounting and aspects of Capital. This is a challenging and multi-faceted role which combines a requirement for the highest standards of technical competence in managing the outputs of a finance team.

The postholder must have:
  • A good standard of education to A-Level or equivalent.
  • Full commitment to actively studying towards becoming a professional accountant through the Level 7 Apprenticeship Route within three years of appointment date.
  • Full commitment to undertake continual personal development.
  • Work experience.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and general computer literacy.
  • Good spreadsheet, numeracy and analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.

Please note:
  • Applicants must check their eligibility criteria for the Accountancy Level 7 Apprenticeship Scheme prior to application.
  • Applicants with an equivalent Level 7 (Masters) qualification i.e. Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance, are not eligible to apply for the Accountancy Level 7 Apprenticeship Scheme.
  • Applicants must state their current qualification and study status within their supporting information.

For an informal discussion, please contact Kim Wong via email on kim.wong@emas.nhs.uk

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East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. We actively encourage interest from across our diverse communities. Black and Minority Ethnic staff are currently under-represented within our workforce, and we welcome applications from within these communities.

We are keen to promote a positive work-life balance wherever possible and have introduced various policies and working practices to support this goal. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please feel free to talk to us at interview about flexible working opportunities.

At EMAS we believe that our culture should be built upon our core values and that our behaviour should reflect these. Our values - respect, integrity, contribution, teamwork and competence - underpin everything we do - how we deliver our services and how we work with each other. We believe that it's our people who make EMAS what it is.

Our Vision - Responding to patient needs in the right way, developing our organisation to become outstanding for patients and staff, and collaborating to improve wider healthcare.

Please note we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy if an internal member of staff on our redeployment register expresses an interest and is successful for this vacancy, or if a sufficient number of applications is received.

You may be required to complete a DBS clearance check if offered a position with EMAS. If you are not part of the update service, you will be liable for the payment and this will be deducted from your first months' salary. The current cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44.20.

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