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Financial Reporting Accountant – ACCT01

Job Posted: 18 January 2024
Job Updated: 8 February 2024

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Job Title: Financial Reporting Accountant

Function: Financial Control

Location: Alfreton/Nottingham – Hybrid

Type: Temporary until 30th June 2024

Job Ref: 736

Salary: £37,060.00 per annum

Closing Date: 29th February 2024


NHS Supply Chain are recruiting for a Financial Reporting Accountant on a temporary basis until 30th June 2024.


Purpose of the role


We have an exciting opportunity within NHS Supply Chain for a Financial (Reporting) Accountant to join our Finance team.


The Financial (Reporting) Accountant will deliver accurate internal reporting and analysis to internal and external stakeholders, to support timely decision making, and ensure the accurate delivery of external reporting (statutory accounts, stakeholder and ONS reporting). The Financial (Reporting) Accountant will be the SME for technical financial advice, writing technical papers and advising as necessary. The Financial (Reporting) Accountant will also be responsible for payroll reporting, as well as management of the Internal and External audits.




Ownership of balance sheet accounting for the organisation, ensuring balance sheet reconciliations are accurate, up to date and supported by suitable commentary and

analytical review to identify areas of risk and drive actions to mitigate

Support delivery of internal monthly management reporting, quarterly stakeholder reporting, annual statutory accounting and periodic ONS reporting, ensuring accurate

and timely production; liaising with audit teams as required

Deliver governance and develop appropriate processes for monitoring and reporting reconciliation and risk status

Lead and manage process improvement in Finance processes, delivering efficiencies and shared service benefits

Ensure internal and external audit recommendations related to processes are reviewed and implemented

Maintain up to date knowledge of applicable accounting standards and regulations; ensuring the impact of any changes is interpreted, reviewed and applied in a timely


Responsibility for payroll reporting

Undertake ad hoc financial analysis/forecasting to support the business in effective and informed decision-making

Continual review of processes and procedures to drive continuous improvement.

Involvement in projects as and when necessary, ensuring that Finance processes and controls are considered


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


Demonstrate key analytical skills to help support business decisions in respect of projects and commercial matters

Use analytical skills to help review and challenge outputs from the wider team

Experience within Management or Financial Accounting and/or Audit

Core finance knowledge, with in-depth awareness and understanding of accounting standards and technical guidance

Proven experience of balance sheet accounting and application of accounting standards

Good attention to detail with ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload to meet agreed deadlines

Experience of using a Financial System (Oracle preferred)

Intermediate Excel Skills essential (Pivot Tables, Lookup Formulae)

A professional accountancy qualification or part-qualification is preferred (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)

Qualification or equivalent experience demonstrating proficiency of MS Office Applications


How you’ll work


Hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home.


In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


Performance led annual bonus scheme

27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days

Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 6% employee / 12% employer contributions of your base salary)

Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you

2 days paid Volunteering Leave

1 day paid Wellbeing Leave

Long Service Awards

Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts

Flexible working options

National Annual season ticket purchase scheme

Eye Care vouchers

Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. We make sure the products we supply are always safe, quality assured and delivered efficiently.


We’re always listening to the people who use our products, so that we’re aware of the changing needs across the NHS. In all, we serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres. We also manage relationships with more than a thousand suppliers, delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations.


And by doing all of this on behalf of the NHS, this gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of proving excellent patient care.


Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. We provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.


Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first


Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health



Be Authentic

Be Inclusive

Be Driven

Be Enterprising

Be The Difference


Other Information

SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.

For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:

For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at


NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SCCL values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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