A fantastic new opportunity has become available working for a local private school near to High Wycombe. The ideal candidate will have worked, or has a strong interest in working, for a charitable organisation. This position is 4 days per week (days can be flexible for the right candidate). If you are immediately available, organised and have excellent attention to detail this will be advantageous to our client.

  • Ensure the School’s accounting records, bank reconciliations, fees ledger, purchase ledger, nominal ledger, and fixed assets register are maintained accurately and kept up to date in accordance with agreed timetables and procedures.
  • Oversee the staff and systems delivering all salaries and ensure that wages, including PAYE; pension and NI contributions, are paid correctly; ensuring compliance with the regulations for benefits in kind and all other taxation matters.
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly and termly management accounts for the School and its subsidiaries.
  • Manage the annual budget cycle and the preparation of the annual forecast and budget for each academic year.
  • Prepare the annual consolidated and subsidiary statutory accounts for the School and its subsidiaries.
  • Liaise with external auditors on all matters connected with the annual audit of the School’s accounts and other external accountancy advice.
  • Ensure compliance with external regulators, including HMRC, the Charity Commission, ONS and Companies House.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely tax returns and tax reclaims, including Gift Aid.
  • Manage and control fee collection and the associated billing cycle.
  • Manage the Composition Fee Scheme (fees in advance) and the investment of the Composition Fee Fund.
  • Oversee the School’s financial investments, including liaison and review with the School’s investment advisors.
  • Arrange appropriate review of financial advisors and service providers including auditors, bankers and investment advisors.
  • Manage the financial aspects of the Bursary application and funding process.
  • Manage and develop the School’s accounting systems (Sage 200, Feemaster, SAP Concur etc)

Additional information

FCA, FCCA, CIMA OR MAAT (Essential)

  • SAGE 200
  • Ability to start immediately
  • Willing, organised and proficient
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