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Assistant Business Partner Accountant

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
  • Home or remote working
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
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Royal Gwent Hospital
£48,526 - £54,619 per annum
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity in a Business Partner Finance team based at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport. This permanent role represents an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and flexible individual. The Assistant Business Partner Accountant role will be part of a Business Partner Accountant (BPA) team of 8 people supporting the Scheduled Care and Clinical Support Services Divisions.

We are seeking a high level finance professional who is keen to make an impact. The role will support the BPA in leading the finance business partnering team to provide comprehensive financial advice, support and challenge across the Scheduled Care and Clinical Support Services Divisions.


Main duties of the job

You will become an integral and dependable resource within the Finance department and in supporting the Divisional team, the BPA team being instrumental in driving performance and ensuring efficient use of resources. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing insight and financial understanding across non-finance budget holders.

As Assistant BPA you will be required to deputise for the BPA as required and will have a key role in leading and coordinating the wider BPA team.

The role will work closely with teams as they pursue the Clinical Futures strategy across the Health Board redesigning care pathways and service models.

You be liaising closely with stakeholders to ensure that all cost improvement opportunities are both identified and realised. You will be involved in influencing business decisions by providing support and challenge in the development of business cases for investment.

You will utilise your business and financial acumen to support budget holders in the development of financial plans, developing realistic forecasts and identifying the key risks and mitigations to financial delivery.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy.  Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac  


Person specification

Eductation & Training

Essential criteria
  • Professional qualification - member of Accountancy body - ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Meets all Essential Criteria
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all Desirable Criteria


Essential criteria
  • Meets all Essential Criteria
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all Desirable Criteria

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post will require a submission for Disclosure to be made to check for any unspent criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rob Gordon
Job title
Business Partner Accountant
Email address
Telephone number
07894 279818