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Management Accountant

Band 5

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Management Accountant
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£31,163 - £37,875 pa incl. HCAS (Outer)
Salary period
27/09/2022 23:59
Interview date

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

The main objectives of the Finance Department are to provide accurate financial information, which supports effective decision making and to complete statutory annual accounts and monthly returns as required. Within this, there is a key focus on customer service to ensure that managers are provided with operational tools to both monitor and evaluate their financial performance. 

To maintain the financial ledger, provide financial management support and advice to Clinical Groups

To process accounting information in accordance with the agreed monthly accounting timetable and ensuring that the clinical groups reporting requirements are met.  

Main duties of the job

Management Accountant (Band 5)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a Trust providing integrated NHS services for at Croydon University Hospital, Purley War Memorial Hospital, in clinics and people’s homes across the borough of Croydon. As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying to change – working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone.

As a Management Accountant, your key responsibilities will be:

· Assisting in the preparation of annual budgets

· Providing financial advice to budget holders and managers

· To ensure effective financial monitoring by providing accurate reports on year-end income and expenditure

· Performing robust variance analysis

We a Looking for someone with the following attributes:

· Part qualified or currently studying towards CCAB (or equivalent)

· Experience providing budgetary support and liaising with budget holders

· Able to interpret and present financial information

· A positive attitude to take on responsibility and develop the role

What we can offer:

· Flexible working arrangements

· 27 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays (holiday entitlement raises to 33 days with service)- This is for full time / part time would be pro-rata

· Excellent training, learning and development opportunities

· Generous pension scheme (including 20.68% employer contribution and a tiered system of employee contribution depending on your salary from 5% to 14.5%)

Proposed Interview Date: 7th October 2022

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. 

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services 

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in job description and person specification

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Studying towards CCAB or ATT
  • • Degree holder - minimum 2:1


Essential criteria
  • • Understanding the challenges faced by the NHS


Essential criteria
  • • Track record of achievements and delivering work to tight deadlines
Desirable criteria
  • • Track record of operating effectively within the finance function


Desirable criteria
  • • Intermediate to Advance Excel, and the ability to manipulate and interrogate large databases / datasets
  • • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dhilson Davis
Job title
Associate Finance Director
Email address
Telephone number
0208 401 3000
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dhilson Davis -