December 9, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join our small and friendly finance team
Actual salary depending on experience £38,342 - £42,307 FTE
Working Pattern
Full Time / Part Time • Permanent
Closing Date
January 31, 2023


Permanent 37 hours a week full-time, or part-time hours

We will consider applications from candidates looking for flexible working, a full year-round post or term-time only plus some work during the school holidays.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join our small and friendly finance team.

Ideally, you will be a qualified accountant or have a strong background in financial management. Experience of working in an educational environment would be advantageous but is not essential. The successful person will line manage two finance support staff and report to the Head of Finance and Operations.

As Finance Manager, you will be a confident communicator and enjoy working collaboratively. You will have excellent attention to detail, be proactive and proficient in IT skills, especially with Microsoft Excel.

In addition, if you have strong organisational skills and are self-motivated, can work independently to meet deadlines and key deliverables, we would love to hear from you!

The role includes:

  • Responsibility for preparing budgets and financial and management reports for the school.
  • Fulfilling statutory accounting functions for year-end audit.
  • Dealing with the management accounts and budgets
  • Co-ordinating the annual audit.
  • Overseeing bank accounts, petty cash and credit cards.
  • Managing a finance team of two.
  • Dealing with the expenditure in relation to the school’s budget and producing monthly management reports.
  • Checking and reconciling the payroll reports; the payroll service is contracted-out.

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1500 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus, and we support the physical and mental wellbeing of all our staff. Generous leave, 28 days holiday, rising to 29 days in April (including 3 days between Christmas and the New year) plus bank holidays, for a full year-round post. Discounted membership is available for the use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym on-site and we have free onsite parking. All staff have access to an employee advice programme which offers information, resources and a counselling service. We reward long service and encourage community spirit and staff involvement through various social events. Tea and coffee are free, and freshly brewed coffee is available in the main staff room at break times with edible treats to help you through the week!

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website

Application forms should be returned to

Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered. 

Closing date: Ongoing

Interviews will take place as and when suitable applications are received

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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