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Finance Manager - South East Region (Maternity Cover)

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Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time




37.5 per week

Job Advert Location Description

We are looking to appoint a Finance Manager to join our Priory Adult Care Division, This position is to cover the South East Region within Priory Adult Care.

Job Advert Role Description

Reporting to the Head of Finance for Adult Care you will support financial management across the South East Region of Priory Adult Care (subject to change as the business requires), with the overriding aim of helping senior management to improve the commercial and financial performance of each home. 

What we'd like from you:

  • Qualified, CIMA, ACA or ACCA equivalent
  • Able to manage a high work load across approximately 80 sites
  • Flexible with travel with an average of 2 days out of the office per week, including occasional overnight stays
  • Previous experience in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Good Microsoft Office Skills
  • Able to communicate with all levels of the business to stakeholders both within Finance and other parts of the business
  • Excellent commercial acumen


  • Provides commercial support to the business unit in tendering for new business opportunities and contract renewals, including discussions with appropriate funders.
  • Able to commute to regional and finance team meetings at various office locations and attend sites as and when required.
  • In conjunction with the wider Finance function ensure the integrity, probity and reasonableness of local financial controls and financial data, in order to minimise financial risk via the correct implementation of local procedures. Provide recommendations that add value and / or create greater efficiencies. Assist the business with process non-compliance. Ensure sites are following proper procedure on all business applications and are adhering to best practice guidelines.
  • Ensure financial system projects and roll outs are effectively planned and executed, including monitoring outputs and acting on issues arising in a timely and effective manner. Fundamental projects include cost control, inflationary fee uplifts and needs led fee increases.
  • Review and provide input for the preparation of financial and activity based information across homes – e.g. budgets, forecasts, management accounts and benchmarking. Review and provide input for the preparation of financial and activity based information across homes – e.g. budgets, forecasts, management accounts and benchmarking.
  • Ensure activities are within budget and where not immediately identifying this to the Head of Finance Adult Care and the relevant Managing Director.
  • Key support role to site- including providing hands on help with queries and issues both on financial systems and policies and procedures.
  • Undertakes projects for the Group which may cover a diverse range of topics within commercial and operational settings.
  • Support the business unit to prepare business plans and undertake commercial evaluation of new opportunities and development plans for existing homes in conjunction with operations.
  • Attend monthly business and finance reviews with Operations Director to support and interpret the key financial activity for the region. Make recommendations for improvements to drive commercial benefits.
  • Complete the budget setting fieldwork required for each region of responsibility in line with the budget timetable as set by Group
  • Attend sites to investigate financial irregularities as and when required and reconcile operational practises to the budget for each site 

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Career Pathways

As a Priory Group employee, you’ll be able to chart your long-term career along defined pathways (from Support Worker to CEO), each path providing you a fulfilling work environment and support from a world class organisation to achieve your professional goals. We want to invest in you to achieve the next step in your career, so you can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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