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Assistant Pension Scheme Accountant / Analyst

NHS Business Services
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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What is the Job?

If you are highly motivated, analytical, and are interested in a role that can make a difference, the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) have the opportunity for you! We are looking for an Assistant Accountant/Analyst to join a specialist team that manages a wide range of financial accounting and financial assurance requirements of the Scheme. The role is a perfect step up into a rewarding career with the NHS and widening your knowledge and experience with Government and NHS finance.

If you are confident with using technology to design bespoke financial reports, working analytically, and challenging yourself then this is the role for you.

The role provides support for the team's delivery of objectives, and your experience with large amounts of data and delivering process improvements will be key for this. You will be a self-starter who can 'self-teach' on new products, wants a challenge and is keen to learn all aspects of the vast scope of work the team does.

What will you do?

We are looking for people who are analytical and methodical in their approach to work and are AAT full or part qualified.

You will be able to demonstrate these essential skills and knowledge:
  • Advanced IT application skills (MS Excel, Oracle and MS Access DB in particular)
  • High levels of accuracy and concentration in all aspects of work
  • Well-developed judgmental and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Experience in a finance department
  • Experience of integrated finance systems, financial reconciliation, and monitoring processes
  • Analysis of large volumes of data

What do we offer?
  • Work with a dedicated and specialist team on all aspects of Pension Scheme Finance
  • Insight into wider Government and NHS finance
  • Exposure to the accounting and financial assurance processes surrounding £30 billion in Scheme cash flows
  • Permanent position with excellent opportunity for skills and knowledge development
  • A wide range of employee benefits to suit everyone

Working for the NHSBSA

We understand that times are rapidly changing, and we are changing with them! Along with focusing on a digital transformation for a better experience for our users, we're championing technology that can support our colleagues and business to take us into the future. This innovative mindset combined with our focus on a healthy balance, both personal and professional, is what makes the NHSBSA a fantastic place to work.

When you work with us you can take advantage of our renowned pension scheme and generous annual leave allocation. On top of that, we have a range of benefits including our Car Lease scheme, Travel Season Ticket Loans and access to fantastic high street and online discounts.

We know it's important for you to feel that you're not only part of a great team, but part of a community. We strive to ensure that colleagues feel trusted, valued, and empowered. We are represented by a range of colleague networks, including Wellbeing and Inclusion, Lived Experience, Environment and Armed Forces, LGBTQ+ to name a few, who lead on events and initiatives open to all colleagues to get involved.

We are passionate about supporting our colleagues and nurturing and developing talent. When you work with us, we want you to grow, and we offer a range of opportunities such as apprenticeships, career pathways and job shadowing.

Our purpose is to be a catalyst for better health and our vision is to be delivery partner of choice for the NHS. Help us fulfil it, what are you waiting for?

For further details contact:

John Douglas -

To discuss the role in more detail a Teams call can be arranged

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The NHSBSA is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive organisation, which is a great place to work and truly reflects the diversity of our customers. We welcome applications from talented people of diverse characteristics including age, disability, gender identity and expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any marginalised group. We also welcome applications from all those in the Armed Forces Community.

At the NHSBSA we pride ourselves on being a Disability Confident Leader, Stonewall Top 100 employer and we've recently been awarded the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion Gold Standard benchmark.

We offer an invitation to the first stage of the selection process for people with disabilities that wish to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme, and for members of the Armed Forces Community, where all of the essential criteria in the person specification are met.

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