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Senior Assistant Accountant

NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Dalrymple, Ayr, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
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Who we are:

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards within NHS Scotland.

In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. You will be required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.

To find out more about NHS Ayrshire and Arran please visit our website - NHS Ayrshire & Arran - Home (


An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Senior Assistant Accountant based at Ailsa Hospital.

What you will do:

Working within the specialist fields of management accounting, financial appraisal and costing, the post requires advanced technical accountancy skills in all aspects of business finance and a clear knowledge and understanding of such tools and concepts as financial modelling, costing and financial analysis. This should be underpinned with detailed practical knowledge, skills and experience in management accounting and reporting. You will provide direct support to the relevant Senior Management Accountant and will be responsible for the provision of financial management information and budgetary reports.

For further information on the role please click the link below to view the job description

Knowledge, training and/or experience required to do the job:

You must be proficient in all Microsoft packages, but in particular Excel and Office.

You will be educated to a minimum of AAT/HND level. You must be an excellent communicator and team player and be seeking to progress towards professional qualifications.

You should have developed knowledge and experience of computerised ledger systems, chart of accounts and coding structures, reconciliations, preparation of annual accounts, application of financial control processes and payments processing. You will be proficient in a range of computer applications, particularly spreadsheets and databases is also required. Practical knowledge, skills and experience should be developed to degree level and will normally be obtained through significant experience of public sector finance in the fields of management accounting and business finance in a finance role(s) within a major public sector body.

For further information on the requirements for the role please click the link below to view the person specification

Hours: 37 per week.

If you want to find out more about the role, please contact Ian Ferris, Senior Finance Manager on 01292 559821 or Hugh Bunyan on 01292 513356.

From 1 April 2024, the working week for NHS Agenda for Change workers in Scotland will be reduced. Full-time hours will reduce from 37.5 to 37 hours (pro rata for part-time staff) without loss of earnings.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran will implement this change but it may not be possible to fully transition from 1 April and there may therefore be some areas of the organisation where implementation may take longer. If the department is currently unable to safely accommodate the reduced hours from 1st April, you may be required to work 37.5 hours per week (pro rata for part-time staff) until the department can meet the requirements without impacting patient safety - you will, of course, be remunerated accordingly. NHS Ayrshire and Arran is committed to full implementation of the 37 hour working week across all areas as soon as it is safe to do so.



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