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Financial Accounting Officer

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated so whilst you care for our patients and clients, we’ll take care of you. We offer many different ways of helping staff including career development opportunities, flexible working, good annual leave and pension schemes , health and wellbeing packages and financial support systems. Joining the Trust also allows you access to a number of saving options via our salary sacrifice schemes and a wide range of discount opportunities with retailers and service providers.

Job overview

The new postholder will work closely with a friendly and supportive team as well as clinical and corporate colleagues to support a first-class Finance team to ensure we provide the best possible care to patients and deliver the best value for money for the people of Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond. An effective working knowledge of IT packages and MS Windows, and strong numerical and team working skills are essential. Excellent communication skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines are vital. NHS experience and knowledge is desirable but not essential.

We spend around £1.5billion each year to provide over two million patient episodes, and it is essential that we have the best team helping and supporting us in being the best organisation we can possibly be. To help us do this we are now seeking a Financial Accounting Officer within the Financial Accounting & Governance team.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) is one of the best providers of healthcare in the country with an outstanding reputation for saving lives and caring for patients and helping thousands of people every day. Our teams work with health and social care partners across the whole of South Yorkshire, East Midlands and nationally, and with a range of other key local “anchor institutions” such as the City Council and the Universities, to make a difference to local people, their health and wellbeing.


• To work as a member of the Financial Accounting and Governance team to ensure the integrity of the General Ledger and that of all income, expenditure and control account transactions recorded therein.

• To provide a service which enables the Trust to precisely record and allocate all payments received, by the timely and accurate processing of all relevant documentation relating to remittances received and income banked.

• To undertake standardised processes and procedures on the relevant daily, weekly, monthly or annual cycle and help ensure the production of timely and relevant information for the completion of the Monthly Board Reports and the Annual Financial Accounts.

• To assist in maintaining the timely and effective provision of the Financial Accounting and Governance function underpinning the Trust’s business operations.

Working for our organisation

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it’s staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

STH is the largest employer in the region and we are committed to providing a great place to work for all our staff across our hospitals and community services. We are a highly vibrant organisation with some of the highest levels of staff retention of any major employer in the country and our staff consistently rate us as a safe and supportive place to work. Treating our staff well is at the heart of who we are as an employer and we provide first class salary packages including above average holiday entitlement and a wide range of flexible benefits such as an excellent pension scheme, childcare and holiday clubs, education and development opportunities, staff discounts on a wide range of products, shops and services, as well as car parking and great accessibility on public transport.


Essential criteria

• Educated to NVQ level 3 or AAT intermediate level or Demonstrable equivalent level of knowledge/qualification

Desirable criteria

• Honours Degree

• CCAB part qualified or studying

• AAT qualified or studying

• ECDL or equivalent experience/ qualifications


Essential criteria

• Relevant experience of working in a high-volume financial environment

• Experience of data integrity management/reconciliation completion

• Knowledge of General Ledger systems

• Demonstrably good IT skills including Advanced Excel skills.

Desirable criteria

• NHS Finance experience

• Knowledge of GPDR/ Information Governance requirements.

• Knowledge of NHS Financial regime, including NHS VAT regime

• Knowledge of Integra Finance System.


Essential criteria

• Ability to meet deadlines through effective organisational and planning skills.

• Flexible and adaptable - able to manage competing and changing workloads.

• Ability to work under own initiative.

• Methodical approach to work and attention to detail.

• Interpersonal skills to communicate with patients, staff and external bodies.

• Meticulous

• High degree of numeracy

Desirable criteria

• Ability to question and learn quickly.

• Concentration skills to undertake involved analysis

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