Apprentice Income & Costing Accountant

Chester, Cheshire (UK)
£19,900 - £22,961 PA
Apr 22, 2021
May 09, 2021
Contract Type
Apprenticeship, Contract
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Apprentice Income & costing Accountant - Financial Management

Agenda for Change Band 5 (in accordance with annex 21)

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first 10 Foundation Trusts and has an enviable reputation for excellence and robust financial management. This modern, 600 bed hospital on the outskirts of the City of Chester, has a turnover of over £240 million and employs 4000 staff. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join the award-winning Finance Department working with our Income & Costing team. Due to the analytical nature of the role candidates will require both finance and informatics skills.

As this is an apprentice post the job holder will be required to work alongside the existing income and costing team and to develop skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of NHS finance. This will be via on-the-job training and formal training sessions. The postholder will be required to attend regular meetings with the supervisor, assessor and attend training sessions leading to an Apprenticeship certificate in either AAT or a relevant professional qualification (CIMA/CIPFA) depending on the candidates degree and experience. This consists of a National Vocational Qualification, a technical certificate and key skills.

This job description is intended as a summary; therefore, as the roles vary, some of them may not require all of the tasks listed.

Reporting to the Costing and Performance Accountant, the post holder should have excellent communication and analytical skills as well as advanced experience in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint). Candidates will be required to support internal and external stakeholders with complex information and to assist management decisions. The role will require the successful applicant to be able to work as part of a team and independently as required.

The Countess of Chester has a culture of Continuous Improvement, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate commitment to this in their work as well as in their personal and professional development.

The Countess of Chester is an inclusive employer and wants to attract applications from diverse backgrounds and in particular from those that are currently under represented within the finance function such as men,  people with disabilities, people of black or minority ethnicity, and individuals identifying as LGBTQ+.

Pay scales will be subject to Annex 21 of Agenda for Changes, the successful post holder will be required to meet pre-agreed objectives relating to their professional experience and qualifications to progress to the next pay point.

  • Year 1: £19,000
  • Year 2: £21,431
  • Year 3: £22,961

Closing Date is midnight Monday 9th May

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 17th May. Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft teams, please you test your connections prior to the interview.