Our newly created Assistant Accountant position has been set up to support our growing ambitions by providing financial, administrative and contractual support to the establishment of our new services subsidiary.

Key Information:
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 30 - 37.5 hours a week negotiable
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 FTE
Closing date: Please submit an up-to-date CV and details of your current remuneration, by 9am Friday 24th May 2019
Job description: Assistant Accountant Job Description
Apply: Online application form


Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 80 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

We offer a range of specialist services within a residential children’s home, school and adult provision to support children and young people severely challenged by their autism. 


Our newly created Assistant Accountant position has been set up to support our growing ambitions. Initially you will be involved in the successful novation of our service provision contracts into our new trading subsidiary and working with the Financial Controller, set up the new company structures on Sage to establish the smooth transactional processing of our subsidiary’s finances from invoicing through to purchase ledger and preparation of the management accounts. Specifically, you will:

  • Maintain and reconcile the financial ledgers to support the Financial Controller in the production of the monthly management accounts for both trading subsidiaries to review costs and support business decision making
  • Ensure the accurate and timely processing of invoicing, supplier payments, vat and intercompany transactions on both subsidiaries and support with processing and key month end duties in the Foundation as required by the Financial Controller
  • Manage contracts with local authorities to embed tax efficient provision of our core services
  • Support the Director of Finance and Financial Controller in the preparation of budgets, forecasts, statutory reporting as well as adhoc financial analysis where required for strategic organisational decision making for the trading subsidiaries.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

You will be:

  • Experienced in producing accurate monthly management accounts on time, reconciling and balancing balance sheet accounts
  • Computer literate with Windows 10, Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Outlook, Word) and accounting software packages
  • Able to work independently with a systematic approach to resolving issues
  • Highly accurate, numerate and literate
  • Organised and hands on, with demonstrable attention to detail
  • A good communicator
  • Excited to support the growth ambitions of the organisation.


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer.


Read through the application documents below, then complete the application form and email it to the recruitment team. If you would like to express your interest in the role and find out more before applying then please fill in this form. You can find out what happens after you apply here.

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All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.