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Capital Accountant

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom £38,890 - £44,503 per annum
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Capital Accountant

Job Reference: 188-AC2578

Employer: Department: Finance Location: Southampton General Hospital, Southampton Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly capable and enthusiastic accountant to join the finance team at a high performing NHS organisation that is passionate about putting patients first, always improving and working together. The successful applicant will join a capital team accounting for a capital programme of £60m per annum. The role will offer the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders and contribute to the financial management of a wide range of important capital projects.


As part of a 75 strong finance team you will be key in delivering the departmental objectives centred around the four key principles of:

- Leaving positive footprints

- Making things work like clockwork

- Having effective 'brakes' (controls) to allow the 'car' to drive faster

- Investing in and supporting people and our workforce

You will become a trusted expert in your field and support the on-going training and development of the finance function in relation to capital accounting.


Your role will involve:

- Taking responsibility for monitoring and reporting on key areas of the trusts capital programme

- Administration of the fixed asset register, ensuing that it reconciles with the general ledger and that the appropriate accounting entries are carried out

- Building relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that the team are aware of capital expenditure projects and can account for them correctly

- Working with the team to develop procedures and controls


We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic CCAB qualified or part qualified accountant with experience of management, financial or capital accounting and knowledge of the related accountancy principles, who possesses the following qualities:

- A high level of numeracy and excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and explain technical content

- The ability to work to a high level of accuracy with complex spreadsheets and databases.

- Someone with initiative and a positive attitude who can make a strong contribution to the work of the finance team


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust's in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You'll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Thursday, 29 October 2020.


If you're interested in applying for this role, we'd encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you're ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stephen Howlett

Finance Manager - Capital and Business Cases


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