Manchester, Greater Manchester
£21,000 per year (pro rata)
Contract, Full-time
Job description


Manchester International Festival (MIF) will return in Summer ‘21 with a celebration of international culture, innovation and creativity. MIF invites great artists from across the globe to create extraordinary new work for the Festival, which is staged every two years at venues and found spaces across Manchester. Our future home is The Factory, a world-class cultural space being built in the heart of the city, where we’ll present a year-round programme and artists will be able to develop work of huge ambition and scale that they might not be able to anywhere else. We want to bring together a talented team of people, reaching out into every corner of Manchester and harnessing the talent and energy that is found across the city and beyond.

MIF are recruiting for a Finance Administrator to deliver a range of finance services, with a focus on cash facilities and processing of expenses, to ensure that the provision of cash to departments and shows is well administered, monitored and controlled. To contribute to Finance department’s overall efforts to achieve smooth running of the finance operations and the provision of effective support to the rest of the organization, during the run up to MIF21.



− Smooth running of internal systems of payroll expenses and company credit/debit card reconciliations. Ensuring timely submission and processing for import into the accounting system

− Identify and highlight any taxable items, in line with the Expenses Policy

− Ensure all electronic records are filed correctly, maintaining accurate and up to date databases

− Manage cash floats and petty cash systems, including logging float requests, preparing drawdowns of cash from the bank, distributing cash, monitoring timely submission of and checking float and petty cash reconciliations

− Observe internal controls related to cash held in the office or in transit, to ensure it is safe and accounted for at all times

− Assist with purchase ledger, sales ledger, and bank reconciliation tasks, as and when required

− Contribute to the implementation of the new financial management system, with the focus on the expenses module and the provision of support to other users


Manchester International Festival operate an online application process. However, if you have any specific accessibility requirements and require the application form and/or job pack in an alternative format, please email the MIF office.

We particularly encourage people from Greater Manchester and underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

The role will require the post holder to be based remotely initially in-line with government guidelines, however we expect the post holder to be based in Manchester nearer to the delivery of MIF '21.

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Refreshed on: 05 January 2021
Closed date: 18 January 2021
Tags: Admin, Finance

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