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Job details

Job details
Employer Sparsholt College
Location Hampshire
Salary Salary Circa £45,000 (depending on experience and qualifications)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Sparsholt College Hampshire (incorporating Andover College), is a very successful Further Education and Higher Education College, with a wide diversity of activity (including many commercial aspects). This is a permanent role and is based at the college’s Sparsholt campus near Winchester.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, and working in a complex environment, the post-holder will have responsibility for the following key activities:

  • The preparation of all monthly management accounts, budgets and forecasts
  • The preparation of all statutory accounts and returns
  • Undertaking various projects to materially improve the finance team’s service e.g. making systems improvements
  • Oversight of the purchase ledger and cashier function
  • managing a small dynamic finance team including both a Management Accountant and a Finance Office Manager

The successful applicant will possess a full accountancy qualification, or equivalent, with a positive thinking and “can-do” attitude. Please refer to the person specification for full details of the qualifications, skills and competencies required.

Closing Date for applications: 12 December 2016

College Benefits:

  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)
  • Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Car Share Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme Flexible Working Policy
  • Pro-rated holiday entitlement of 28 days plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas which fall in normal working pattern
  • Child Care Voucher scheme
  • Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement
  • Access to an employee assistance scheme
  • On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)
  • Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, flowers, fruit & vegetables, fish, venison and turkey.
  • Access to discounted hair and beauty treatments at the Andover campus
  • Discounted admission to Marwell Zoo
  • Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications
  • Dog Kennelling facility on Sparsholt campus (subject to availability)
  • Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

You can view and download a full copy of the job description and person specification of this role by going to

Application packs are available from:
24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797438

About the employer

Information about Sparsholt College
Phase Further Education
Gender Mixed
Age range 16+ years

Locations and contacts

Westley Lane
SO21 2NF
United Kingdom
+44 1962 776587