Assistant Management Accountant at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Where: Sheffield

Deadline: January 19, 2018

Type: Placement Year

About the Department:

The Finance Department works to enable the Trust to achieve its financial targets whilst delivering high quality and effective clinical services.

  • Annually, to produce a balanced financial plan. This is a fundamental element in ensuring that the Trust achieves its financial targets. The financial plan, which is approved by the Trust Board, puts in place the mechanism for the Trust to monitor its expenditure against its expected income position.
  • To provide timely, relevant and accurate financial information in relation to the Trust’s activities to enable the Trust Board and individual directorates to monitor progress against the approved Financial Plan.
  • The department provides operational and strategic support to the organisation, working to secure appropriate levels of resources for the Trust and to ensure that those resources are used optimally.
  • The department ensures that financial policies and procedures are adhered to.

About the Role:

To support a small, well motivated finance team which strives to provide a high quality management accountancy service to all levels within the Trust.

To provide good quality reliable financial information in order to facilitate sound and effective management of the Trust at all levels and to enable the Trust to operate at both operational and strategic level.

  • Maintaining the ledger by preparing and entering journals as directed by the Management Accountants. Ensuring all system procedures are adhered to.
  • Assist the Management Accountants in investigating variances from approved income and expenditure budgets.
  • Assist the Management Accountants in maintaining funded manpower establishments by updating spreadsheets and performing recalculations as and when required, highlighting variances against budgets.
  • Raise invoices for Trust to Trust services and Service Level Agreement Income, responding to queries arising where appropriate, or re-directing them to an appropriate member of the team.
  • Assist the Management Accountants / Cost Accountant in compiling and collating data needed for statutory returns and other central returns as required, including Freedom of Information Requests.
  • Support the Principal Accountant in the production of the monthly finance report to Board and TEG by providing appendices in tables and graphical formats.
  • Support the Vacancy Review Panel by collating pink forms for the weekly panel, updating the log with the outcome and communicating the decision to managers.



  • Highly computer literate and knowledge of Mircosoft Office applications
  • Ability to communicate with Trust staff (Written and oral)
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work given time constraints
  • Physically able to perform the duties of the post
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and on own initiative
  • A pleasant, helpful and confident personality


  • Experience of working in a finance field, preferably within the NHS
  • Experience of using computerised accounting software
  • Experience or knowledge of finance issues affecting the NHS such as PbR
  • Effective problem solving skills

How to Apply:

To apply please send a CV and Covering Letter to: