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Senior Financial Accountant




Priory Group Northern Office, Park Hall, Middleton St George, Darlington, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Competitive, plus benefits



Job Advert - Division Information

Aspris, previously Priory Education and Children’s Services, was established as a standalone entity in 2021 following the acquisition of Priory Group by private equity backed business, Waterland. As a leading provider of education and care to children with a range of needs, Apris support some of society’s most vulnerable children, and are committed to helping each child to fulfil their goals and achieve their aspirations.  

For this role, we’re looking for a well experienced, highly qualified Accountant who can further strengthen this finance function by providing accurate and timely financial reporting to senior stakeholders both internally and externally to the business.


Job Advert Location Description

The role is based in our new office in Darlington, reporting into our FC, however flexibility will be offered to the successful individual following an initial period of integration with the team.

Job Advert Role Description

The role

  • Responsible for the Group consolidated and individual subsidiary statutory account preparation
  • Prepare and agree presentation materials and financial data for use in financial presentations
  • Responsible for the Group rental model, lease finances and IFRS16 computations
  • Technical lead for accounting standard advice for the Finance function
  • Work closely with Tax Manager to understand any tax adjustments required in each accounting particularly at quarterly
  •  Support yearend audit process, liaising and maintaining regular dialogue with Group Audit throughout the financial
  • Day to day responsibility for Pension scheme work streams, including liaising (alongside Head of People Services) with Pension Trustees and Pension advisors
  • Contribute to the process improvements at all levels to increase the efficiency and quality of all aspects of the finance and reporting
  • Ensuring the integrity of the balance sheet balances 
  • Maintain and ensure robust financial reporting to key stakeholders both at board level and externally including, financial accounting papers and formal statutory reports.
  • Support ad hoc project work, in line with function business

The requirements

  • A fully qualified Accountant with post qualified experience (ACCA or ACA or equivalent)
  • Strong technical finance skills
  • A background in external audit or statutory accounting (either practice or industry)
  • Good leadership ability – happy to manage a direct report
  • Able to work in demanding situations which require strong communication and organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills – Advanced with Excel

In addition to a generous salary and benefits package, the most exciting part of this opportunity is the chance to be part of such a forward thinking, dynamic business who have such a positive impact on the future of vulnerable children. We also have ambitious plans to grow exponentially in the next five years, and this growth will bring further opportunity to develop and progress as an Accountant.  


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