Thursday , April 18 2024

ISASA Jobs – Bursar

Website Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa - ISASA

Job Description:

Summerhill seeks to appoint an experienced, high level, Bursar who will be responsible for providing financial guidance and support to clients and colleagues in order to make sound financial decisions. S/he will be manage and analyse every day financial activities as well as provide financial advice to the senior management team. This is an executive position reporting directly to the Principals and Owner of the school. The role will be responsible for implementing policies and procedures to ensure effective financial management and governance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure implementation and adherence to finance policies, procedures and systems across all departments;
  • Monitor, manage and report on the school’s risk profile;
  • Report monthly on all relevant operational issues;
  • Review of contracts to ensure financial compliance and risk mitigation;
  • Attendance at quarterly executive committee meeting or as required;
  • Planning annual finance calendar and participating in all governance meetings;
  • Compliance with statutory legislation relating to financial control, management and accounting;
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts “Actuals vs Budget” with commentary;
  • Liaise and manage external audit planning and management;
  • Manage and develop direct reports and temporary accounting staff;
  • Manage and develop effective administrative and financial management services, controls and policies;
  • Support and guide department heads on appropriate financial management;

Job Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player with exceptional EQ;
  • Conscientious commitment to internal and external customer service;
  • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature, analytical approach;
  • Assertive, energetic and self-motivated;
  • Commercial and business awareness;
  • Robust reconciliation skills, troubleshooting ability and pro-active problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work at both a detailed and strategic level – e.g. making payments and producing annual financial delivery plans etc.;
  • Deadline driven with an ability to work under pressure, prioritise and schedule workflows;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills;

Qualification & Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant (preferably a BCom/Compt or a 3 Year Financial Degree or similar);
  • Clear credit record;
  • Candidates with relevant experience and a proven track record may also be considered.
  • Police clearance – no criminal record;

Job Details:

Company: Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa – ISASA

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Midrand, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

Apply Here

 Report Job