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Vacancy: AOE – Primary School Bursar

The Bursar is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the school, managing budgets, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations. Academy of Excellence is an independent school in Bloemfontein, Free State.
The following criteria is required:


  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in finance, accounting, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a financial position.
  • A significant level of computer literacy, Microsoft Excel, and experience in the Xero accounting system

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of debt collection and financial administration.
  • Manage debtor clerks’ team
  • Strong people skills – work efficiently with parents, management and staff..
  • Oversee financial transactions and accounting processes (bank processing, bank reconciliation, invoicing of clients, review of account statements, resolving account queries with debtors’ team, loading of purchase orders, loading and processing of supplier invoices)
  • Loading of leave requests for maintenance staff.
  • Managing the procurement for the school maintenance team.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and policies.
  • Prepare financial reports for senior management.
  • Collaborate with the Financial Manager on financial planning.
  • Support role to the SMT of the school, and the principal.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  • Accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting.
  • Deadline driven
  • Strong people skills

The school management seek to appoint a suitable candidate effective from 1 June 2024. A detailed CV and letter of motivation should be submitted by 22 May 2024 to the email address below.

Academy of Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview and only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. If you have not been contacted within 7 days of this advertisement closing, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Academy of Excellence reserves the right not to fill this position. Salary is market related and may be discussed during the interview process.


Interested candidates can forward their applications to

Closing date

22 May 2024

Contact number :  051 0105204
Address :  Academy of Excellence, Raceway Park, Bloemfontein.

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