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Capital Accountant

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Work closely with the estates team and colleagues within the organisation to set the plan for the utilisation of a nationally set pot of capital resource for each year.
  • This will include planning for the maintenance of the estate, replacement of equipment at the end of its useful life and build projects as part of service delivery business cases.
  • Responsible for the calculation of depreciation (the annual charge to the organisation for the use of any assets) and capital charges (the equivalent of an interest charge for capital funds received by the organisation).
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the fixed asset register and the correct accounting treatment of assets and leases, which directly feeds into the Fixed Assets section of the Balance Sheet for the organisation.
  • Work with non-finance colleagues in the production of Business Cases that contain capital expenditure. This will involve close working with building contractors and architects to forecast the total spend on the project and the different options within the Business Case, along with the phasing of that expenditure, as large build projects can span more than one financial year.
  • Liaise with colleagues at other NHS organisations within the area, to ensure that together they do not exceed the system allocated capital pot that is set nationally by NHS England.