Published
June 1, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking an experienced Finance Bursar to support the Bursar by leading on all elements of accounting and financial management of the School on both day-to-day and longer term strategic basis.
Salary
Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications, but is expected to be in the region of £55,000 pa
Working Pattern
Full time • Required as soon as possible
Closing Date
July 08, 2022

Description

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of 820 pupils; 719 boys aged 11 – 18 and a further 101 girls in the co-educational sixth form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.

The School employs more than 170 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical, and creative potential.

We are seeking an experienced Finance Bursar to support the Bursar by leading on all elements of accounting and financial management of the School on both day-to-day and longer term strategic basis.

The core element of the role is the financial management of the School, but it is also wide ranging in terms of acting as a business partner to various departments and supporting the delivery of events and activities from a financial management perspective.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; able to effectively plan and organise their own demanding workload and direct reports; use their own initiative to deliver on time critical tasks.

An appropriate accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA (or equivalent UK or international qualification), together with excellent management accounting skills at a strategic level is essential.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week from 08:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday. You will be entitled to 25 days’ paid holiday per year, plus public holidays.

We offer an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as a pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website or contact the HR department on 0118 933 5813 or via email.

Closing date: 09:00 on Wednesday 8 June 2022

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an application form and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check. 

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please. 

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