Finance Manager, Near Newbury, Berkshire

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Downe HouseNear Newbury, Berkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent

We are currently seeking an experienced and proactive Finance Manager to join our busy Finance Team. We are one of the leading girls’ independent boarding schools in the country and in this varied role you will be reporting to the Finance and Administration Bursar and providing day-to-day management support to a small team, ensuring that the School achieves the highest standards of financial control. 

To be successful in the position, you will have a solid understanding of accounting processes including purchase ledger, payroll and accounts receivable. You will have strong communication skills, be a team player and have previous staff management experience. Strong IT skills are also essential and you will have a genuine interest in reviewing financial systems and processes in order to achieve efficiencies. Other responsibilities include assisting with the preparation of annual budgets, monthly budget control, interpreting cash flows and assisting with strategic and long term business plans. 

With your strong all-round accounting experience and good commercial and business awareness, you will be qualified or studying towards a recognised accountancy qualification. Salary will be in the range of £35,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience and qualifications and we also offer free parking on site, free meals and a generous pension scheme. 

For recruitment enquiries, please call 01635 204712 or email

Please visit our website > Jobs to apply online and to read more information about the role and the School.

Closing date: Noon on Wednesday 30 May 2018 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure (DBS)

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More about Downe House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9JJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 200286
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Situated in the town of Thatcham, in Berkshire, Downe House is an independent secondary school for girls aged between 11 and 18. It is both a day and boarding school. There are around 580 students enrolled at the school, the majority of whom are boar...