Assistant Accountant with ELHF

Edinburgh, Waverley Gate

£25,351 (NHS Band 5)
*Please note that appointment will be made at the bottom of the salary scale.



Reporting into:
Head of Finance

Closing Date:
Friday 30th April 2021

Interview Date:
Week comm May 17th 2021

Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation is a registered charity which is regulated by the Office of Scottish Charity Regulators (OSCR). The Foundation Office provides a comprehensive endowment management and administration service to NHS Lothian.


  • Guide and support the Foundation trustees to meet regulatory requirements of OSCR.
  • Provide to the Trustees the financial information required for effective and appropriate decision-making, procuring expert advice and guidance where necessary.
  • Provide to the Foundation Director a comprehensive endowment management and administration service.
  • Provide to the Fund Stewards a quality endowment management, guidance and administration service.
  • Provide a quality grant pathway from initial enquiry to file closure.
  • On behalf of NHS Lothian Board manage the Arts in Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
  • Raise funds through a quality, customer-focused total development fundraising plan.

The post holder will be responsible for the preparation of monthly management accounts, including providing financial support and information to operational managers.  In addition the post holder will be responsible for recording all transactions relating to the Foundation’s investment portfolio, including the register of individual holdings.  The post holder will also be responsible for any updates or maintenance in relation to the Finance system, E-Financials.  Any other duties in relation to giving technical assistance and business support for colleagues, and supporting the operational process of the Foundation finance team.


  • Part qualified CCAB Accountant, or Association of Accounts Technicians (AAT) Technician Level plus relevant experience in an accounting role.
  • Experience of processing investment transactions associated with a complex investment portfolio.
  • Experience of using financial systems e.g. E-Financials.
  • Working well under pressure.
  • Competent IT skills including Excel (Advanced IT skills essential, Excel to at least intermediate level including pivots, V Lookups).
  • Problem solver, analytical thinking, team player, ability to use initiative, good organisational skills.


  • Experience of working in a charity finance function.
  • Experience of working with an NHS charity.
  • Understanding of charity SORP.

The Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation is a registered charity which requires separate management accounts and annual reporting, but works closely in partnership with other teams within NHS Lothian finance directorate.


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