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Accounts Assistant (12 Months Maternity Cover)
Ref: CYG36937

Blackheath, SE10 8AD
£26,000 per annum
Full Time
Closing date
Wednesday 31 July 2024

Cygnet Hospital Blackheath provides inpatient low secure and PICU services for men with a mental health illness.

We are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant who will be responsible for the collection, collation and dissemination of vital information as required by the Group Accounts Department. You will also review and manage e-census, patient funding, purchase ledger invoices, petty cash and monthly payroll for permanent and bank staff.

You’ll be working 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday in a hospital setting and ideally have an accounting qualification or are pursuing one currently.

Please note this is a temporary position for 12 months to provide cover maternity cover.

 Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while being part of an organisation that cares about helping people.

You’re day-to-day... 

  • Daily checking of the e-census and ensuring that all areas in need
  • of authorisation have been picked up.           
  • Prepare reports & other written materials
  • Keep files & records as required
  • Work co-operatively with all other members of the administration team to ensure the department runs smoothly
  • Management and submission of patient funding documents. 
  • Completion and submission of invoices for Access to Work
  • Handling, distributing and reconciling petty cash. Reconciling receipts and expenditure for rehab.
  • Creation of monthly patient statements
  • First point of contact for finance related queries at site level
  • Responsible for collating payroll information and liaising with head office contacts to process it
  • Petty cash reconciliations
  • Processing all initial and additional funding
  • Approving supplier invoices
  • Process orders

You are... 

  • Experienced in finance/accounts preferably in the healthcare sector & have knowledge of mental health 
  • Flexible, organised, able to prioritise workloads, solve problems & make decisions
  • Calm under pressure & can work under your own initiative 
  • A strong written & verbal communicator with an eye for detail & excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Windows & the internet

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Strong career progression opportunities
  • NHS Discount and the Blue Light Card
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • “Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount saving
  • For further details on all our benefits, please visit

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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