Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of circa 800 pupils from ages 11 to 18. The School is located on a beautiful 46-acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.
The School employs more than 180 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each student can realise their 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 with a 30-minute lunchbreak. You will be entitled to 25 days’ paid holiday per year, plus public holidays.
Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.
Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website.
Applications must be submitted to the email address above by 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.
An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form