Financial Accountant 

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: Full time 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: £37,000 - £45,000 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Closing date: 28th June 2024

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview 

The Group Finance department based at Stowe School, is looking for a new member to join their team.  You’ll mainly be working independently, but within a finance team which supports each other to ensure financial requirements of the Stowe Group entities are met within the necessary timeframes. 

You’ll need to be highly analytical, with strong planning skills and exceptional attention to detail. 

The main duties are to provide accounting support to the School’s Financial Controller and budget holders in gathering and analysing financial information for presentation in the termly management accounts.  You will also work closely with a team of Accounts Assistants (transactional team) to perform their tasks and run weekly payments.   

Preparing Statutory reports within the deadlines specified. 

Basic Microsoft Office Window essential, especially Excel, which is a must. 

Please read the full Job Description here.

Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.

Date agreed: April 2024

Person Specification  

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:  





  • AAT Level 4 or proven experience as management accountant or similar role. 
  •  CIMA/ACCA Qualifications

Specialist Skills & Experience 

  • Solid Knowledge of basic and advanced accounting and financial principles and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of risk analysis, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Basic IT skills (MS Office)
  • Advanced IT skills (MS Office)
  • Experience of Medium sized companies

Personal Skills 

  • Analytical mind with aptitude in math
  • ​A problem solver with attention to detail
  • Organisational and leadership skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and presentational skills
  • Capable of taking responsibility for own work and also to work as part of a team
  • Able and willing to take on new tasks at short notice, 
  • showing initiative to solve problems



To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to receiving your application.