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Salary £31,280 -£33,895 per year (Support scale point 36-41)
Organisation Hereford Cathedral School
Location Hereford
Hours 37.5 hours per week, all year round
Closing date 12 pm on 31 October 2018

Job details

Hereford Cathedral School is one of the oldest schools in the country, located in the beautiful surroundings of Cathedral Close. A happy, inclusive school with a national reputation for music, sport, and academic achievement, we offer pupils a personalised education helping individuals to set their sights high and feel valued for who they are.

We are seeking an Accountant to provide high level of professional accounting support.

Reporting to the Bursar, the post holders will be responsible for budgeting and forecasting, completing statutory and management accounts, effectively monitoring the accounts, communication with and providing financial training to non-finance managers and contributing to the continued development of the management reporting systems. They will also compile and present financial reports for the Governors of the School.


The post holder will manage the finance department and team.


Applicants must be a qualified accountant and member of a finance professional body (e.g. ACCA, CIMA) with evidence of continued professional development and an understanding of financial management process and systems.

We are looking for someone with experience of audit and/or managing and monitoring significant budgets. An understanding of working within the charitable sector would be an advantage.

Ability to effectively communicate financial matters to non-financial senior academics, prioritising tasks independently and remaining focused and capable of producing results is crucial to your success in the post.

It is vital that you possess demonstrable track record of proactively suggesting improvements and new methods of working and reporting, problem-solving and decision-making, coupled with a flexible outlook, willingness to adopt change and take ownership for work



The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to DBS clearance, satisfactory employment references and pre-employment checks.


Registered in Cardiff No 2081261 (Limited by Guarantee)

Registered Charity No 518889

We reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.

For more information contact

Application forms can be downloaded from our website and sent with a covering letter to Mrs Cath Knowles , HR Office, Hereford Cathedral School, Old Deanery, The Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG or email to

Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.