Finance Director (part-time)

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Finance Director (part-time)
Charity and Public Services
Job Location: 
London SE1
Recruiting For: 
a part time job position
Job Duration: 
Salary Range: 
£20.01- £25.00 (£39,020 - £48,750pa
Number of vacancies: 
Job starts now: 
I would like to receive applications from residents in: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

We are looking for a highly experienced finance professional to take on a part-time role with senior strategic overview of the theatre’s finances.

You will be a key member of the senior management team, and feed into the strategy and operations of one of the UK’s most exciting producing theatres, based in central London and playing to audiences of around 90,000 each year. This job would suit a senior work returnee or retired finance professional who is interested in overseeing a busy theatre and charity.

The Finance Director has both a strategic and operational role, keeping a close eye on developments in the charity, tax and funding sectors, and working with the Executive Director, Board and auditors to ensure that our financial practices are accurate, transparent and competitive, and that the theatre is in robust financial health. The rest of the team comprises a full-time Manager and part-time Assistant, and works closely with the theatre’s leadership to support strategy and annual budget- and target-setting.

The ideal candidate will have a recognised professional financial qualification and knowledge of Charities SORP, with a proven track record as a successful finance professional. You will demonstrate familiarity with management accounts, financial legislation, cashflow and year end accounting. You will have a sound grasp of business management, including proven skills in risk analysis, forecasting and problem-solving, and the ability to interpret and communicate financial information.

You will advise the Executive Director and Board, and have a demonstrably forensic eye for detail. Familiarity with cultural exemption in VAT would be a benefit.

You will have an empathy for the charitable aims of the theatre, and we expect all staff to show a clear commitment to diversity in all its forms.


Key Responsibilities


• With the support of the Finance Manager, to prepare and manage cashflow projections, monthly Management Accounts, P&L and quarterly Board papers.

• To prepare documentation and top end reports for key stakeholders e.g. the Arts Council annual finance report, and to support department heads in  understanding financial data e.g. to support Box Office analysis, or fundraising applications.

• To prepare and submit quarterly VAT returns.

• Working closely with the Executive Director, to draft and set annual and multi-year budgets, and to prepare statutory year end accounts in liaison with the auditors and Finance & Risk Committee.

• To supervise yearly financial reporting processes such as the Tax Relief claim, and returns to statutory authorities such as Companies House and the Charity Commission.

• To provide support to the Finance Manager, including advising on finance practices, procedures and systems or changes required, to ensure faultless charity VAT and HMRC compliance and efficient overview of the Finance department.

• To act in the best interests of the theatre in advising the Executive Director and Board, seeking advice as required.


To Apply:

CV, two page covering letter and two referees to

Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 21 January 2019

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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