Finance Manager | Repton School | Derbyshire | £35,000 - £40,000
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in the Private Education sector; with the unique culture, opportunities, the people, pupils and community?
You may already be working within this sector, and if so, are you looking for a Finance Manager opportunity in a new environment with the chance to further your career?
Macildowie are delighted to be partnering again with the hugely successful Repton School, a leading co-educational School situated in and an integral part of the historic village of Repton in South Derbyshire. Five miles from Burton upon Trent and eight miles from Derby, Repton lies in the very centre of England.
The School boasts a consistently fine academic record and is active and successful in a wide range of other activities. The School's 650+ pupils, both boys and girls, are predominantly boarders. The school prides itself on its long and close association with the village. The school is large enough to create a 'buzz' but small enough for all to flourish and to know one another.
Academic work is at the heart of what they do and their overall aim is to allow each pupil to develop his or her potential to the maximum. Each year around 10% of pupils are offered places at either Oxford or Cambridge Universities.
Repton is recognised as one of the top sporting schools in the UK and excels at Hockey, Football, Tennis and Cricket. The School also has very strong Music and Art departments and an outstanding record in Drama.
There are about 90 teaching staff and about 250 support staff. The Headmaster is the Chief Executive Officer, with overall responsibility to the Governors for the success of the School, and specific responsibility for the provision of education, and for the teaching staff.
The Bursar has overall responsibility for support services: including the Finance Department, there are more than 20 functional support departments (e.g. boarding houses, maintenance team, HR, grounds, gardens, sports complex, shop, medical centre).
The wider Repton Schools Group includes Foremarke Hall (Repton Preparatory School), Repton International Schools Limited, Repton School Enterprises, Repton School Shop and the Repton Foundation.
The Finance Department team of 8 staff, led by the Finance Bursar, provides the accounting function for all the entities that make up the Group.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the school within this newly created Finance Manager position and lead the team to continue adding value and supporting the various departments.
The candidates we are considering will ideally be a Qualified Accountant with experience gained in both financial and management accounts. We will also consider those that are passed finalists or actively studying and close to completing.
We are looking for organised, self-motivated individuals who are able to pro-actively manage a portfolio of tasks with little supervision.
You must have good communication, business partnering and leadership skills along with confidence of using Excel to help develop and improve working practices.
The main purpose of the job is to provide financial support and services to Repton School and associated entities. The Finance Manager is a key member in the Finance Department and will assist the Finance Bursar in managing the day to day functions of the department.
Key responsibilities will include producing management accounts, supporting with financial planning and budgeting, property tax and accounting, managing the purchase ledger, billing ledger and payroll process and improving and maintaining financial controls for the Repton entities.
The salary on offer is in the region of £40,000 per annum.
You will be automatically enrolled in the support staff pension scheme currently provided by AEGON. The contribution from the employer is 5%
Holiday entitlement will be 25 days, plus bank holidays* and a closedown period at Christmas of 5 working days. *Any Bank Holiday that falls in term time (e.g. May Bank Holiday) is considered a normal working day for which a day will be taken in lieu.
For a more in depth discussion about this opportunity please register your interest by contacting us directly or sending a message across LinkedIn. Our contact details are below.
Repton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
If the role isn't quite for you but you know of someone who would be ideal for the role then please refer their details to us and register on our Referral Incentive Scheme.
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