Finance Manager

Job description:

Appleford Ltd is looking to appoint a qualified, experienced part-time Finance Manager who will be responsible for the management of finances of a very successful independent day/boarding school nr Salisbury in Wiltshire, and a care home for young people nr Shipham in Somerset.

The Finance Manager will be expected to produce monthly directors’ packs / management accounts, monthly budgets, provide forecasting, monitoring and be expected to provide regular briefings on Appleford Ltd’s financial performance. The successful applicant will be directly accountable to the proprietor / managing director and will meet regularly with the proprietor and managers in both locations to present reports as required and to provide quality financial advice.

The successful applicant will also be responsible for the small finance team in both locations who are responsible for the daily management and pay roll.

The role requires a qualified accountant with a good track record of relevant practical experience, who is a member of a recognised accountancy professional body.

Person Specification:

  • Management accountancy qualification
  • Strong financial and accounting skills ensuring the timely production of month-end accounts, forecasting and budgeting
  • Identify and manage variances
  • Thorough working knowledge of sage accounting and payroll packages required
  • Proficient in MS Office, in particular MS Word and Excel, and databases
  • Ability to take over roles in the finance team if required
  • Experience of working to deadlines
  • Strong team management skills and experience
  • Experience of holding a similar post within education or care sector would be a bonus


Salary according to qualifications and experience.

How to apply:

Application form can be downloaded here.
Please send your completed Application Form to
Claire Cooper, HR Officer, Appleford School.
Elston Lane, Shrewton, SALISBURY, SP3 4HL
Tel: 01980-621020 Ext 1001

Interview date: To be confirmed.


Appleford School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the pupils and staff. All job applicants will be checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Appleford welcomes applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.

DfE Approved