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Priory Group Division

Central Services


£25,000 - £30,000 per annum plus Car Allowance



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

* Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review *

Priory is the leading independent provider of mental healthcare and adult social care in the UK. The Internal Audit team is made up of 2 Financial Auditors and Head of Internal Audit. The team works closely with sites and other departments to manage key business risks and provide insights/support where necessary. We have a vacancy for a Financial Auditor and Fraud Investigator to join us.

This is a remote role - 

  • The applicant must have a Driving Licence and access to car.
  • Role will involve travel to sites, up to 75% of the time. 

Job Overview

To conduct unannounced financial audits across Priory sites and feedback results to key stakeholders through a detailed report.  In addition, support with any other fraud-related activities (for example; investigations, awareness initiatives and risk workshops).

Duties include but are not limited to

  • Perform risk-based financial audits with reference to the detailed financial audit checklist (travelling to sites in person or remotely as appropriate)
  • Where a breach in policy or lack of appropriate control is identified, this needs to be communicated as part of the detailed financial auditor post-visit report
  • Communication of the post-visit report in a timely manner to key stakeholders (normally within 72 hours)
  • Conduct and support fraud investigations
  • Support with compliance activity for NHS Counter Fraud Authority

What we would like from the role holder

  • Familiarity with key Priory applications is desirable (namely Aspire, IP, Eroster)
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) qualification desirable or willingness to undertake this training
  • Ability to conduct and support Fraud investigations
  • Ability to produce detailed reporting in a clear and understandable manner
  • Ability to explain issues found with the site management verbally in a clear but supportive manner
  • Appreciation of central accounting controls and associated risks is desirable
  • Understanding of key business risks that a Priory site faces on a day-to-day basis and the controls you would expect to see to minimise said risks (for example; cash transactions, payroll submission, management of client monies etc)
  • Passionate about de-risking the business and working as part of a team
  • Ability to work confidentially with sensitive information and uphold GDPR principles
  • Competent using Microsoft Word and Excel

What we would like to give you: 

  • 25 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays + additional day’s leave for your Birthday!
  • Annual leave entitlement increase based on length of service: 27 days after 5 years’ service and 30 days after 10 years’ service
  • Length of service recognition awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Initial Disclosure Check Cost covered, if applicable to role
  • ‘My Possible Self’ App and health-related benefits
  • Online discounts and cashback rewards
  • Technology scheme (qualifying period)
  • Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
  • ‘Cash for Colleagues’ – Employee referral scheme
  • Career Pathways Programme – for development and further qualifications

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the full job description attached prior to making an application.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy ahead of the closing date if a successful applicant is appointed.

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 will cover the cost of a DBS.


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