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Finance Manager

We are recruiting for a full-time Finance Manager to work alongside the School Bursar and HR & Finance Administrator, as part of a small team dealing with all aspects of the school’s financial and operational matters.

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional accountant, ideally part or fully qualified, or qualified by experience, who is able to lead the operational management of the finance function.  They will have knowledge of the full range of financial functions, including budgeting, management accounts, statutory accounts, purchase and sales leger work, and financial regulation.  Additional experience in payroll processing and charity legislation would be beneficial.

The post-holder should be able to work independently and as part of a small team.  This is an exciting time in the school’s history and the post will offer an opportunity to become an important member of the School’s support team.

Employee Application Form

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Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 17 February 2020

For queries or questions relating to this post, please contact:

Miss Stacey H McAleer, HR & Finance Administrator or Dr JoAnna Collings, Bursar
Tel: 0131 538 7766

Application Process

To apply, please post or email a covering letter along with a completed Employee Application Form (word document) to:

Miss Stacey H McAleer
HR & Finance Administrator 
St Mary's Music School
Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EL


Candidates should ensure correct postage is paid. Applications not on the Employee Application Form will not be considered.

No agencies please.

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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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St Mary's Music School Trust Ltd, Registered No: 54504
St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
Registered Office: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL.