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Senior Business Accountant

Yolk Recruitment Ltd
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Full Time
Yolk Recruitment Public Sector and Not-for-Profit is proud to be working with a trade union with a membership of over half a million nurses, midwives, nursing support workers and students, to appoint a Senior Business Accountant for this permanent, part-time opportunity.


This role offers 20 hours per week - you will be required to work flexibly to meet the requirements of the job and may involve occasional travel within the UK with occasional overnight stays.

The Opportunity:

The post holder will provide expert advice and support on financial matters to the Executive Team lead, Senior Managers, and other devolved budget holders within the directorate in Northern Ireland.

The post holder will be responsible for managing the provision of accurate, timely and relevant monthly management reports to budget holders within the directorate, taking a lead role in quarterly forecasting and annual budget setting within this area of the business.

You will be required to effectively maintain regular communication links with the Manager Business Accounts, on financial and business pressures including new work streams that impact the directorate and the wider organisation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a pro-active approach to business issues affecting the directorate including the development of integrated financial business plans and be mindful of all business decisions and how these could affect the group.



  • Preparation and distribution of directorate monthly management accounts and accompanying commentaries to the Director, Associate Directors and other budget holders.
  • Produce monthly executive-level commentary on the financial position and business context of the directorate(s) for distribution to the Executive Director(s) and provide information as required to Manager Business Accounts.
  • Responsible for month end processes including audit and posting of corrections, accruals, deferred income, and prepayment journals within timescale.
  • Identify and investigate main variances and raise any potential and significant issues with the Director and budget holders.
  • Take responsibility for directorates income and expenditure statements and forecasts, ensuring all associated processes and accounting treatment are consistent with the nature and operating environment of the activity undertake.
  • Work closely with the directorate senior managers and other appropriate managers to co-ordinate and manage the preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasting models, ensuring the financial context and protocols are understood and incorporated into the exercises.
  • Lead on the Operational Planning process and report to the Board.
  • Support and advise contracting managers around IR35 and the Off-payroll worker process for engaging consultants and agency staff.


  • To succeed in this role, you will hold a recognised CCAB/ CIMA qualification or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate excellent management accounting and communication skills and have significant experience in other finance department roles.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of accounting standards and regulation.
  • Experience of participating in change projects from conception through to evaluation.


  • Annual leave up to 32 days plus bank holidays and three additional days for the Christmas break pro rata.
  • Generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.
  • Competitive pay structure with annual pay progression until you reach the top of the salary scale.
  • Hybrid working.

If you think this one's for you:

Please contact Hannah Welfoot at Yolk Recruitment: 07458 143 279

Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team works with organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and to achieve their D&I objectives. We recruit temporary, contract and permanent hires for 1 off specialist needs or for volume campaigns. We support our applicants to navigate the public sector recruitment processes and secure their dream jobs.

Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.

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