Finance Manager/Bursar

c£35-40,000pa plus benefits Full-time BGC-01932-IN Permanent

An Independent School with a strong family background based in the North-East of England are looking to appoint a Finance Manager to lead the day to day operation and supervision of the School’s accounting function. Providing a safe and caring environment, one which is often reflected in a family itself, the School take pride in the way the children are taught and helped to develop into strong individual characters, who will be able to succeed in the world today.

In creating a happy place to learn and work they would like to invite applications from experienced Accountants who will become an integral part of the Operations team reporting to the Head of School and Finance Lead.

In what is a hands-on role you will responsible for the complete accounting function from data entry through to reconciliation, control and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual accounts. Your work will include; nominal ledger, fee ledger, purchase ledger, cash, billing and production of termly and year end accounts to trial balance.

Demonstrating strong communication skills you will be required to develop positive working relationships with all  academic and support staff as well as external contacts including accountants. Your work will include maintaining the bursary and discounts ledger and dealing with parental queries.

The preparation of budgets and subsequent management of these, providing expenditure reports to budget holders and analysing expenditure data are important aspects of the financial management.

There will be some administrative aspects to the role such as maintaining archived audit files, ordering supplies and the presentation of information for Investor meetings.

We are seeking a professional with a minimum of 8 years accounting experience, capable of running core accounting functions independently. Whilst education experience would be advantageous, the ability to work in a commercial office environment is essential. Knowledge of the accounting system Xero, would be beneficial but is by no means a requirement. Both fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) and those qualified by experience will be considered. We are looking for someone with a positive mindset and a desire to work in a School.

Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children the successful applicant will be expected to undergo all the necessary checks before they commence employment.

The position is office based, with some flexibility to work from home when required outside of term-time. Please note this is a full-time position and is not term-time only. You will receive a good benefits package including substantial discounts on school fees.

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