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Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Location:Didsbury, Greater Manchester,
Rate:£18K.0000 to £20K. Per Year    Benefits: discounted 5 star quality food...
Description: Assistant Accountant

A delicious lunch with discounted 5-star quality food onsite...

Would you welcome a varied role that will enable you to utilise your current knowledge and skills, whilst providing the challenge and opportunity to develop your career? If so, you may be pleased to hear that this role that combines both transactional and reporting aspects of accounting, working as part of a busy Finance Team. You will receive superb career support, along with a range of attractive benefits, not just the opportunity to have tasty food on your lunch break.

Who will I be working with?

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the UK and the largest in terms of revenue, comprising of 39 hospitals, 10 clinics and 2 specialist cancer care centres. Significant capital investment of over £500m since 2007, continuous investment in the business, dedicated colleagues, and comprehensive and competitive benefits, makes Spire an exciting and innovative place to work. Employing over 7,800 colleagues, Spire continuously delivers excellent care with leading clinical outcomes and a high level of patient satisfaction.

Spire Manchester Hospital is a brand new, £65m state-of-the-art healthcare facility offering patients a wide range of integrated surgical, medical and diagnostic services. The rapidly expanding team in Manchester consists of over 500 colleagues, who thrive in the welcoming atmosphere that is friendly, supportive and progressive.

So, what does the role of Assistant Accountant entail?

Reporting to and supporting the Hospital Finance Director, as the Assistant Accountant you will be manage transaction processes and reports, as well as supporting management accounting and operational analysis. Your duties will include but not be limited to:

* Supporting the preparation, delivery and analysis of the monthly management accounts, forecasts and budget
* Posting outpatient charges and ensuring charges and charge sheets are complete and accurate
* Charging consultants for consultant room usage and billing conference centre events
* Overseeing and processing cash receipts, and bank reconciliations
* Managing patient billing processes and reports to optimise revenue
* Ensuring that heads of departments have up to date benchmarking reports and KPIs
* Investigating variances from budget and ensuring daily KPI processes are accurate
* Resolving purchase ledger, consultant and patient queries
* Analysing maintenance contracts
* Completing checks on Fixed Asset Register, and undertaking balance sheet reconciliations
* Calculating procedure costings, fees, holiday pay and hire costs etc.
* Preparing and managing contracts for authorisation by the Hospital Finance Director

What do I need in order to be considered for this Assistant Accountant role?

* Proven experience with transactional accounting, along with analysis and reporting
* As a minimum qualified to at least AAT level 4, and ideally have commenced study towards CIMA
* Ability to understand key business processes and complex business issues
* Ability to interpret financial and operating data and identify where the value drivers are for profit
* Superb analytical and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage time appropriately
* High level of IT literacy with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel at advanced level
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work as part of a team with a proactive, positive 'can do' attitude

Although not essential, proven experience with SAP would be highly advantageous.

What will I receive in return?

You'll be working in a motivating workplace environment within a leading-edge facility, as part of a company that commits to employees' well-being through training, support and rewards.

Salary: £18,000 to £20,000, level dependent on experience and qualifications.

Attractive Benefits: Discounted 5-star quality food within the onsite restaurant, private medical cover, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, enhanced employer contributory pension scheme, life assurance, employee assistance programme, wellness screening, eyesight tests, childcare vouchers, cycle to work vouchers, salary sacrifice gym membership, transport season ticket loans, retail and entertainment discounts, group income protection and a hospital cash plan, and long service recognition rewards.

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Didsbury, Manchester. Superb transport links with trains, Metrolink and buses, and conveniently located near to the M56 and M60.

This vacancy is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 which means that all convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings on your criminal record need to be disclosed.

An enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service or Disclosure Scotland will be required
Skills Required: Assistant Accountant
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration: Permanent
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Reference: 2092 Added: 29-11-2017
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