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Finance Manager





Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £50,000 per annum



Job Advert Location Description

This role will be remote based, covering the Midlands area with travel to sites as required. 

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to appoint a Finance Manager to join our Education business, this position is to cover the Midlands region.
Reporting to the Head of Finance for Education you will support financial management across the Midlands region of Education (subject to change as the business requires), with the overriding aim of helping senior management to improve the commercial and financial performance of each service. 

What we'd like from you:


  • Qualified, CIMA, ACA or ACCA equivalent
  • Able to manage a high work load across approximately 40 sites
  • Flexible with travel 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 Education 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

Division DBS info


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS.​

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