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Band 7
37.5 Hours Per Week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital
£31,696 to £41,787pa
07/05/2017 23:59
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Costing and Income Accountant

Band 7

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and operates within a regional health economy catchment area that spans Lancashire and South Cumbria, supporting a population of 1.6 million. The Trust provides a range of acute and community services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Hematology services across the wider region.
The Trust comprises Blackpool Victoria Hospital which is a large busy acute hospital, a smaller rehabilitation hospital - Clifton Hospital and the National Artificial Eye Service. We employ more than 6,500 staff and our budget is approximately £397m per year. We have around 830 beds across all sites and see more than 104,000 day-case and inpatients, 370,000 outpatients and over 88,000 A & E patients every year.
The Finance Team is looking to recruit a highly committed individual into a newly vacant Costing and Income role, supporting the Corporate Finance Manager in the Strategic Finance team.

The Post Holder will:
• Take a lead role in the production of the annual statutory income and costing returns, as well as regular service line reports, in line with pre-determined timetables, ensuring that all information is produced in an accurate and timely manner.
• Development of Patient Level Costing, liaising with the Corporate Information Team and clinical colleagues to drive improvements in the quality of existing PLICs data, in line with recently published Monitor proposals.
• Be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and development of the Trusts Costing System.
• Develop and maintain a detailed working knowledge of costing processes and principles in order to take an active role in supporting the Trusts efficiency programme.
• Be an active lead in the annual budget setting process, ensuring that Income and Expenditure budgets for the forthcoming financial year are produced in accordance with Trust Board approval
• Analyse financial information to ensure that budget statements accurately reflect income and expenditure within the correct accounting period.
• Carry out detailed investigations on budgetary variances, and where necessary instigate corrective action in accordance with appropriate accounting standards.

The Person:
• Experience of costing and income.
• Experience of systems for example Civica or Pscal
• Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills
• Highly motivated, proactive and innovative
• Ability to communicate effectively with all disciplines and seniority.
• Ability to work independently using own initiative, under pressure with prioritisation skills and ability to deliver multi tasks in accordance with deadlines

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a forward thinking and progressive department. . You will either be pursuing a recognised accounting qualification or already be CCAB qualified, and will be able to demonstrate drive, enthusiasm and determination to succeed.
If your ambitions and values reflect those of the Trust and its high working standards and you want to join our team and be a crucial part of our future success please apply direct on NHS jobs

Consideration will be given to the provision of a study support package for a recognised CCAB qualification. In addition we offer other training opportunities, continuing professional development and future career opportunities.


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