Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant/Finance Assistant

DMC Healthcare



£28,000 - 35,000 (Depending on experience)

  • Do you have a passion for finance and utilising technology to improve business performance?
  • Are you studying towards your ACCA or CIMA?
  • Do you have excellent transactional finance experience?

If you are answering yes, we would love to hear from you!

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Assistant Accountant/Finance Assistant to contribute to the achievement of DMC’s business plan objectives of serving staff and patients to deliver high quality care, and also to the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation by: 

  •       Assisting with the production of the monthly management accounts and supporting the business on a daily basis through business partnering
  •       Monitoring the revenue and spend of each cost centre, KPI reporting and commentary on financial variances across DMC’s three business units.
  •       Assist in the implementation of new Purchase Order processes and vendor invoice Optical Capture Recognition (OCR) project and ongoing maintenance and improvement of the system.

This role has great scope for growth and is ideal for someone who has had exposure to Accounts Receivable/Billing and looking for the next step.


The role

To be successful in this role you will have experience in:

  •       Monthly management of key statistical financial data
  •       Monitoring the revenue and spend of each cost centre and preparing analysis for management on a Bi-weekly/Monthly basia - Actual vs budget and purchase order commitment vs actual spend
  •       Preparation of monthly balance sheet control account reconciliations to ensure that the accounting records are properly reconciled and that all aged items are resolved in a timely manner
  •       Providing ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required by the business
  •       Updating and managing the weekly cashflow model
  •       Daily/weekly management of company bank accounts including reconciliations
  •       Completing Community Services monthly billing schedule including raising Consultant self-bills
  •       Reconciling and maintaining of Locum Billing costs
  •       Collaborating with colleagues across the organisation to share knowledge.
  •       Being a part of the UK financial team but also work closely with the outsourced finance team in India and to be a conduit for the outsourced 3rd party payroll company      
  •       Supporting the implementation of process improvements; ensuring effectiveness and efficiency
  •       Assisting in ensuring robust processes and internal financial controls are in place and consistently maintained
  •       Inputting into the creation and production of KPI reports.


The candidate

What we are looking for:

  •       Someone who has a passion for finance and utilising technology to improve business performance.
  •       Excellent transactional finance experience
  •       Ability to be flexible and adaptive to changing commercial pressures
  •       Excellent numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data
  •       Highly organised with a desire to review, maintain and propose new robust processes and procedures within finance
  •       You will need to be responsible and accountable and own any problems that may occur and work collaboratively to resolve them.
  •       It is a busy environment as such you must be able to work quickly, calmly to a high standard and on multiple projects. Not to mention the occasional surprise issue!
  •       You will have the ability to challenge the thinking in the business around finance. We are keen to use your experience and knowledge.


Skills you need to have:

  •       Studying towards your professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA) you should have accounting experience within a growing SME organisation.
  •       Experience in MS Navision is desirable but most importantly is a can-do approach and the confidence to throw yourself into a busy, challenging environment with opportunities to work with some of the brightest in the industry.
  •       NHS experience would be an advantage.
  •       Ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
  •       Being able to provide written reports which detail coherent, actionable recommendations with supporting information to the senior Finance members.


About us

We are a successful and trusted provider of NHS services across England and Scotland.  We have grown rapidly in the past decade from a single Dulwich practice to a team of over 400 employees dedicated to giving patients the very best in care. At DMC we are a forward thinking technologically advanced company. We currently use Navision 2016 for all our finance processes and are looking to develop our use of this and how we can digitise our financial processes. We know that the only way we can deliver exceptional patient care is by enabling our clinical teams with the correct tools to focus on our patients by reducing their administrative burden.


Further information

The role will be based at Head Office in south London, we envisage a maximum of 4-5 days travel to GP Centres and Community Service sites a year.

As part of the benefits package you will be entitled to 20 days annual leave plus the standard 8 days bank holidays.