Deputy Divisional Accountant

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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Hazel Grove / Stepping Hill
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Job Type
Expiry Date

Deputy Divisional Accountant


Band 6

Main area Management Accounts
Grade Band 6
Contract Permanent
Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref 362-A-22-4171362

Site Stepping Hill Hospital
Town Stockport
Salary £32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period Yearly
Closing 25/05/2022 23:59


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 ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen’ are at the heart of everything we do, and come from our promise:  ‘Making a difference every day.’ They drive the behaviour and actions for everyone 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.


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:

We Care

  • About each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • The communities we serve
  • The environment
  • We support them and deliver on their promises

We Respect

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners
  • We are kind and helpful, and we expect the same in return

We Listen to

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners
  • We act and learn from what we hear


Job overview

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.


Main duties of the job

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.  You must demonstrate that you meet the essential criteria listed in the job description to be considered for the role.



Working for our organisation

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers. We are an integrated provider of acute hospital and community services for the people of Stockport, as well serving the populations of East Cheshire and the High Peak in North Derbyshire.

Our mission is to make a difference every day.

Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity to join the Business Finance team based at Stepping Hill Hospital as a Band 6 Deputy Divisional 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.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings.  Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination.  If you are unvaccinated and you would like some advice or information, including how to get vaccinated, please email  There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Part qualified CCAB


Essential criteria

NHS or public sector finances


Essential criteria

Significant, recent and consistent NHS or public sector experience


Essential criteria

Excel, numerate, analytical, attention to detail

Applicants are encouraged to read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description and person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to assist you in completing your application.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 

Please note that all correspondence will be via your NHS Jobs account. Unfortunately we are not able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Please also note that Stockport NHS Foundation Trust are unable to refund Interview expenses or re-location costs.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds and we strive to reflect the community we serve in our diverse workforce. Our "two tick" kite mark guarantees a candidate with a disability, who fulfills the essential criteria, an interview at the Trust. We can make reasonable adjustments, and offer support and advice in a variety of ways on request.

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