We are looking for a Finance Assistant who will assist the finance team with the recording and reporting of all financial transactions of the charity.

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Key information:
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 per annum 
Hours: Full time or 25-37.5 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 24th February 2020
Meet the Finance Team: 25th February 2020
Interviews: 27th and 28th February 2020
Job description: Job Description - Finance Assistant
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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. 


The Finance Assistant will assist the wider finance team with the recording and reporting of all financial transactions of the Prior's Court charity, across all three of its companies: Prior’s Court Foundation (the school), Prior’s Court Trading Limited and Prior's Court Services Ltd.

Main responsibilities include:

Purchase Ledger
  • Checking and processing supplier invoices and credit notes
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Maintaining accounts
  • Paying creditors according to agreed terms, sending remittance notes
Petty Cash
  • Processing statements of expenditure and replenishing petty cash floats for all 16 children’s homes each week
  • Assisting with weekly cash collection from the bank
Sales Ledger
  • Obtaining purchase orders, raising/processing of fee invoices and credit notes (where applicable) for the Foundation and Services companies
  • Reconciling and maintaining accounts and managing contacts including the LA portals
  • Processing of funds received
  • Supporting the Management Accountant in the process for chasing payment
Bank Accounts
  • Supporting the Financial Controller in the operation of all bank accounts to correctly record income and payments
Fixed Assets
  • Supporting the Management Accountant in the maintenance of the fixed assets register records

Please read the full job description for further information about the role.


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, including our relocation scheme available for eligible employees.


Read through the application documents below, then complete an expression of interest form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail 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.