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Accounts Assistant

One Healthcare
Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Assistant

One Ashford Hospital, part of Phoenix Hospital Group, based in Ashford, Kent, is looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join our friendly Finance team.

As our Accounts Assistant you will have good attention to detail, strong accuracy and excellent communication skills. This is a really varied role where the successful individual will be responsible primarily for revenue capture, raising invoices accurately in a timely manner as well as posting supplier invoices and other ad hoc tasks within the finance team.

Experience in a similar role is essential.

Hours: 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday. Flexible shifts between 8am and 6pm. Possibility of hybrid working, minimum of 3 days in the office per week.

Accounts Assistant

Reporting to the Finance Manager, as an Accounts Assistant you will provide outstanding support to the business in relation to accounts payable.

The role will involve:
  • Producing accurate invoices that are determined by the hospital tariffs with various insurers and other organisations and collect payment from patients if required
  • Ensuring all invoices/credit notes are raised within agreed timescales.
  • Liaising with other departments across the hospital to resolve billing queries.
  • Handling first-line credit control queries with patients, insurers and other stakeholders when queries are received by Credit Control
  • Issuing credit notes and process patient refunds in accordance with hospital policy
  • EDI accounts to the appropriate insurance companies using Healthcode, ensuring successful submission. Sending relevant change orders for accepted items once price proposals agreed
  • Supplier invoice processing
  • Dealing with customer and supplier queries
  • Complete any financial reporting requirements for the Finance Department
  • Undertake general office duties and any other duties as may be requested by the department lead

  • Minimum GCSE education or equivalent, including English and Maths

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required
  • Relevant experience within a finance role
  • Experience in managing own workload and meeting deadlines
  • Experience in a private healthcare environment

  • A professional and confident telephone manner
  • Excellent oral, written and negotiation skills
  • Sound numerical skills with a high level of accuracy
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Attention to detail and accurate data entry

  • Desire to complete accounting qualification (AAT or similar)
  • Previous experience using financial software
  • Previous healthcare sector experience

Accounts Assistant

About the Hospital

One Ashford Hospital is one of Kent's newest private hospitals. Patients receive fast access to appointments with specialist Consultants, diagnostic imaging and treatment for a range of health concerns. Our private hospital has been designed with the latest technology and with patient care at its heart.

One Ashford is next door to the William Harvey Hospital and is close to junction 10 of the M20. Parking is available and is ideally located for candidates living in and around the Ashford area.

Our Recruitment Process

At One Ashford Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by One Ashford Hospital will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

One Ashford Hospital reserves the right to remove job adverts before the closing date.

OAH: Accounts Assistant

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