• Contract Type: Full Time / Permanent

Are you an experienced, flexible and competent Finance/Accounting person with exceptional interpersonal skills, seeking a challenging new opportunity? If so, you will be interested in this exciting opportunity to support our successful International School through our next stage of development.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a determined and committed individual with relevant previous experience in Finance to provide first class support across our two school sites. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with prior experience to develop the next stage of their career, working for a major employer within an international schools’ group.

You will be primarily responsible for producing month end accounts and commenting on deviations versus budget. You will also act as the first point of contact with auditors, and will produce budgets, cashflows, submit tax returns (Mod303, Mod349, Mod347), Accounts payable and maintain an efficient bookkeeping among other things. You will report into the Business Manager on a daily basis, although will have opportunity to work collaboratively with a number of senior executives across the school and group. This will include the Principals and Senior Leadership teams of both schools, and Group Finance.

The post is due to start in July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, depending upon candidate availability.

To match the expectations and reputation of Baleares International College and Orbital Education, we expect high quality and high standards from our staff. This role will ideally suit an Intelligent, proactive, enthusiastic, ambitious and energetic person.

We anticipate the majority of applications will come from individuals already living on the Island of Mallorca or Mainland Spain. We are comfortable to accept applications from individuals elsewhere, providing they have firm plans to relocate to Mallorca. Although please note that this is not an international vacancy and does not benefit from International recruitment benefits, such as flights and relocation etc.

Person Specification

In particular, candidates should meet the following technical profile:

  • Recognised Accounting qualifications or proven recent working experience in Finance.
  • A clear knowledge of Accounting systems, and Spanish taxation.
  • Previous experience, at least 2+ years experience previously in Spain.
  • Bilingual (Strong English and Spanish Language skills), able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication.
  • Strong time management skills, able to successfully manage multiple priorities and deadlines and able to work on own initiative.
  • Robust computer literacy, including advanced use of Excel.

About the School

Baleares International College (BIC) https://balearesint.net/ is the largest British Curriculum school in Mallorca, providing education based on the English National Curriculum to over 500 students (from 3 to 18 years). We are based across two sites, in Sa Porrassa, a very accessible but beautiful rural area adjacent to the south west coast of Mallorca, and in Sant Agusti, beside the coast on the outskirts of Palma. We are accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education, based upon inspection and recommendation by the British Council, and are a founding member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS). The school is also a member of COBIS, the Council of British International Schools.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

  1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide.
  2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
  3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing the chance to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Applications – If this opportunity excites you, and you meet the requirements for this position, we would be pleased to receive your application to join our excellent and friendly school.

Applications should be sent to: finance@balearesint.net

Closing date for applications is Monday 20th June 2022. However, interviews will take place on a rolling basis and recruitment may close early once the right candidate is found. Therefore early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Due to volume of anticipated applications, we will not be able to provide feedback to all candidates.


Safeguarding –
Baleares International College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO (https://www.acro.police.uk/icpc/ ) if they have ever worked or lived in the UK, prohibition checks where appropriate and/or criminal records (police check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.