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Assistant Business Accountant

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Part time: 22.5 hours per week
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Aspen House, Stepping Hill Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 Pro rata Per annum
Salary period
09/08/2020 23:59
Interview date

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Coaching Academy 

Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

Quality and Safety

We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.

We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care


We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.

We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.


We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.

We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time. 


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity to join the Business Finance team based at Stepping Hill Hospital as a Band 5 Assistant Business Accountant. This role is part of the well-established Finance & Procurement Department which is accredited at level 3 for finance staff development in the Northwest and has been awarded the HFMA Northwest “Great Place to Work” award for Finance & Procurement. We pride ourselves on our financial standards and commitment to continuous staff development.

We require a flexible, confident and motivated individual looking to develop their career in NHS finance.  The post holder will assist in the provision of high calibre financial support to the Trust’s clinical and operational business groups. This is a key role in supporting the regular monthly processes carried out by the department, and in the development of the Trust’s financial systems and processes, as well as involvement in the Trust’s financial plan and annual accounts.

Applicants should be highly numerate with clear verbal and written communication skills and be capable of prioritising workload effectively. Candidates must possess excellent IT skills, and be willing to work individually and as part of a team. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop personally and professionally. We expect candidates to be passionate, flexible and hard–working, seizing this opportunity to develop knowledge and skills within the operation of a large acute Foundation Trust.

In return we can offer a stimulating environment, a varied role and a commitment to support your own personal development to ensure you have the necessary skills to progress further with your career. Study support will be considered for candidates looking to continue with their professional development.

The successful candidate will be a part–qualified accountant (or equivalent) actively studying towards CCAB/CIMA qualification.  Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for the essential experience, knowledge and skills required for the role. You must demonstrate that you meet the essential criteria to be considered for the role.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

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Philippa Ewing
Job title
Business Accountant
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0161 419 5853
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Philippa Ewing

Business Accountant

0161 419 5853