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Head of Finance

Head of Finance, Central London – The Arts, up to GBP55,000
A well-established theatre based in Central London is looking for a new Head of Finance to join the team. Reporting directly to the Finance Director, this is an all-around role, responsible for all statutory and financial accounting, as well as producing the monthly management accounts and preparing the budgets/forecasts throughout the year. This position would be well suited to charity/arts technical accountants looking for a step into a more senior position, or auditors with PQE looking for a step into industry. You will also be responsible for 2 junior members of staff, so some team management experience would be desirable. This is a great opportunity for qualified accountants to work for a beloved London arts organisation
Key Responsibilities:
· Monthly management accounts preparation and reporting for the Development Team, Education and Community, Capital projects and Theatre Management.
· Preparation of annual budgets and forecasts for the same budget holders
· Liaison with the external auditors and management of the audit process for all entities
· Preparation of statutory financial statements and narrative
· Submissions to Companies House and The Charities Commission
· Quarterly and Annual VAT return preparation and submission
· Preparation of monthly financial accounting and group consolidation for all entities
· Ownership of balance sheet accounts and completion of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
· Responsibility for accounting for restricted funds
· Responsible for accurate posting of monthly payrolls
· Ownership of the financial controls for transactions and accounting
· Regular updating of financial controls documentation with stakeholders
· Filing of tax returns – CT and supervision of PAYE
· Supervision of pension filings
· Ownership of the finance system and chart of accounts;
· Act as superuser and provide training to new users;
· Plan and manage the delivery of regular system updates

Key Skills & Qualifications:
· Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) – Auditors must come with some PQE
· Experience leading a small finance function
· Strong technical accounting skillset
· Experience of working in or with charities/arts orgs (in house or as an auditor)
· Systems savvy – particularly with Sage/Dynamics
· Keen to work directly with senior stakeholders and providing solid commercial support
· Clear communicator, team player and a passion for theatre