November 15, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking a dynamic Senior Finance Manager to join our Senior Business Team.
Actual salary depending on experience £38,342 - £42,307 FTE
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
December 02, 2022


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

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Finance Manager to join our Senior Business Team. Reporting to the Head of Finance and Operations, and line managing a small finance team, you will provide effective and high quality financial management and support to the Head of Finance and Operations, the Senior Leadership Team, and the Governors.

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.

You will be responsible for the provision of timely and accurate financial management information, statistical analysis and financial reports and recommendations on a variety of school projects. You will lead the year end audit and be responsible for the preparation and submission of DfE and ESFA reports. You will support the Head of Finance and Operations to develop the wider financial strategy for the school and the annual budgeting process linked to the School Improvement Plan. You will be responsible for maintaining effective reporting systems for budgeting, management reporting and year end accounting and you will take the lead on the financial aspects of curriculum efficiency.

You will be a qualified accountant or have a background in financial management, and experience of working in an educational environment would be an advantage. You need to have excellent communication skills and be competent at presenting information at a senior level. In addition you will be a good team player who can work in a high pressured environment with conflicting deadlines. If this sounds like you then we would delighted to hear from you!

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus, and we support the physical and mental wellbeing of all our staff. 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: 9am, Thursday 1 December 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing 5 December 2022. 

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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