School Bursar

  • Location
    Gillingham, Kent
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accountant
  • Contract Type
  • Industry
    Accountancy & Finance
  • External Reference
  • Salary
    30000 £ - 35000 £ / Year

Seeking an experienced Bursar to join one of the largest schools in Kent on a permanent basis, starting this September!

Main Job Purpose

Manage the administrative, financial and premises management functions within the school. As a member of the Senior Management Team, report and advise on school finances

Job brief

We are looking for a Bursar who will oversee the day-to-day operation of the financial services, like collecting tuition fees and managing account receivable/payable.

Your main responsibilities include management of the budget, procurement and payment of supplies and setup of our financial procedures. You will also undertake general and financial administrative tasks (e.g. managing employment contracts, ensuring compliance with the law and contacting local authorities.) To be successful in this role, you should be able to perform multiple tasks in a timely and effective manner, under minimum supervision.

Ultimately, you should ensure the smooth financial and operational management of the school, in compliance with regulations.

Responsibilities of the Bursar

Overseeing day-to-day cash management

Managing accounts payable and receivable

Keeping organized books of tuition fees and files of receipts

Prepare expense reports on a regular basis

Manage annual budget

Conduct cost and productivity analyses

Review employment contracts and terms of services

Design and update financial procedures

Liaise with local authorities and school governors

Report to the school general on performance and investment/funding opportunities


Proven work experience as a Bursar

Computer literacy (MS Excel in particular)

Strong financial management skills

Knowledge of accounting procedures and best practices

Familiarity with budget preparation and cash flow management

Solid time management skills with an ability to prioritize work

Excellent analytical skills and experience creating reports and presentations

BS degree in Accounting, Business Management or relevant degree

Certification in School Administration a plus

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