Finance Manager

London, Wandsworth
£50000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Free Lunch
30 Nov 2023
07 Dec 2023
JN -112023-6264976
Karishma Amin
Job role
Finance manager
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Working with the Bursar and supported by the Finance Assistant, you will lead the Finance function at a school

Client Details

An independent school based in south west London


  • Manage accounts payable process to ensure that invoices are processed and paid on an accurate and timely basis.
  • Reconcile school bank accounts in a timely manner, ensuring expenditure and income is allocated according to the School's chart of accounts.
  • Administer early years funding applications and reporting.
  • Manage the school's payroll process with outsourced payroll provider.
  • Manage the termly fee billing using our pupil management system with guidance from the Bursar. Manage collections through the direct debit process and follow up accounts receivable.
  • Manage the month-end procedure for the accounts including prepayments, accruals and salary journals. Produce monthly management accounts, explain budget variances and update future financial forecasts.
  • Ensure compliance with Financial Policies & Procedures including delegation limits, authorisation processes and such others.
  • Assist the Bursar in the production of the annual budget. Proactively work with budget holders to report and expenditure and manage variances, including developing a more effective method of expenditure communication (ie. introduction of formal purchase order system).
  • Support the Bursar in the production of the Statutory Accounts, including preparing all management accounts following an agreed year end process.
  • Work with the School's auditor to complete the annual audit, answer audit queries and produce supporting schedules


  • Part Qualified ACCA
  • Advanced in Excel
  • Education sector experience
  • Good attention to detail

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Free lunch

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