School Bursar

  • Location
    Gillingham, Kent
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accountant
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Accountancy & Finance
  • External Reference
    SB/BRS
  • 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



Requirements


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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