London, Greater London
£45,000 - £47,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 4 or 5 days per week, Full-time
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Job description

A small but well established Arts charity in London is seeking a Head of Finance & Administration on a permanent basis, for a new role.

The Head of Finance and Administration is a newly defined role with leadership and management responsibilities for the finance and administration teams.

The organisation provides studio space for artists across London and other areas of the country, in addition to running several diverse community based arts projects and programmes.

The role can be full-time, or on a 4 day per week basis. The office is based in North Greenwich (south-east London) and it is anticipated that office presence is required for 2-3 days per week, with the rest of the role to be done remotely.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a leadership role in an arts focused or charity organisation, along with strong experience within charity finance.

Duties include:

-Ensure effective and legally compliant systems and controls are in place that safeguard the management of company finances.

-Lead the implementation of robust financial processes and procedures that prioritise efficiency, profitability and financial stability.

-Lead the day to day relationship with our management accountants and ensure the timely preparation of reports for the CEO, trustees and auditors.

-Lead relationship management and negotiations with our bank.

-Analyse and improve financial performance through robust cost control, pricing policies and income generation to consolidate financial stability.

-Provide financial forecasts to business plans, business bids, fundraising applications and other projects as required.

-Ensure grant income is disbursed according to award requirements, oversee accurate records and reporting to funders.

-Develop and regularly review company and departmental budgets

-Lead and inspire your teams setting challenging and enriching objectives.

-Oversee the efficient professional administration of the company.

-Ensure best practice including a commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in all of our work.

-Oversee HR processes including recruitment, contracts, staff development and disciplinary.

-Ensure the property management team delivers a high quality and cost effective service when maintaining buildings and by forming good working relationships with studio occupiers.

-Act as data controller ensuring compliance with GDPR regulations and undertake regular compliance reviews

-Encourage creative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset in staff.

-With the CEO, steward senior stakeholder relationships.

Candidate requirements:

-Part or fully-qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA or qualified by experience

-Proven financial experience in the visual arts, creative industries, social enterprise or not-for-profit sectors, reporting directly to a CEO.

-Up to date practical experience of finance; setting and managing budgets, preparing management accounts, producing business analyses and completing audits in line with SORP for a turnover of at least £2 million p/a.

-Demonstrable experience of successful team management and ability to build team spirit in a values-led work culture.

-Experience of operational business planning.

-Experience of contributing to financial plans/forecasts for fundraising and business proposals.

-Experience of working with statutory funders, trusts and foundations, sponsors, cultural agencies and/or local authorities.

-Experience of supporting a management team and working with a board of trustees


Salary: £45,000-£47,000 per annum

Closing date: Friday 1st October.


Please send your CV for immediate consideration.

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Posted on: 23 September 2021
Closing date: 23 October 2021
Job ref: MM99
Tags: Finance, Operations
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