We are looking for new Finance Manager who will be responsible for the management of smooth transactional processing of our finances from invoicing through to purchase ledger and preparation of the management accounts.

Key information:
Hours: 30 to 37.5 hours per week – negotiable
Type: Permanent
Closing date: 9am 22nd January 2018
Job description: Finance Manager
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. 


As our new Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the management of smooth transactional processing of our finances from invoicing through to purchase ledger and preparation of the management accounts. Specifically, you will: 

  • Maintain and reconcile the financial ledgers to produce monthly management accounts to review costs and support business decision making; 
  • Manage the finance assistant to ensure accurate and timely processing of invoicing, supplier payments, petty cash & banking;
  • Promote financial awareness and accountability amongst our budget holders to enable them to manage and budget effectively;
  • Work with HR and our payroll bureau to ensure an accurate payroll service to our c.500 staff
  • Have opportunity to support the Director of Finance in the preparation of budgets, forecasts, statutory reporting, and longer term strategic modelling as well as adhoc financial analysis where required for strategic organisational decision making;

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 7 & 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;

Please submit an up-to-date CV and details of your current remuneration, by 9am 22nd January 2018.


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. You can find out what happens after you apply here.

Application links: 
Job description Equal opportunities monitoring form Online application form

Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement Recruitment of ex-offenders policy Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK


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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.