Financial Controller – Arts

Finance and Accountancy - GBP60000£60,000 - £65,000

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Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Buckinghamshire
  • 2022-09-15
  • Job Reference: DS1310819

A leading and successful performing arts academy and media business is looking for an ambitious and well-rounded fully qualified senior finance manager/Financial Controller to manage the finance function while supporting the FD and senior management team.

Reporting directly to the FD and supporting the CEO you will be managing and leading an established finance team and responsible for:

  • Driving continuous improvement of finance systems, data, processes, procedures and controls
  • Ownership and control of the month end procedures and processes
  • Oversee the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts, including variance analyses
  • Develop weekly and monthly KPI reporting and dashboards to enhance the visibility of the key financial data and targets
  • Analysis of expenditure across the business
  • Business Partnering with all levels of management in the business
  • Manage the annual financial budgeting process, working closely with both the Board and prepare the departmental budgets
  • Ensuring the company remains fully compliant in terms of all statutory obligations including tax
  • Ad hoc reporting and special projects as required by the Finance Director 

You will need to have/be:

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA. ACCA, CIMA)
  • Previous experience as a Financial Controller, ideally with some PQE in a SME company
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting, controls and processes
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills f
  • Can drive change in a flexible, resilient, collaborative and positive
  • Team management and proven motivational leader
  • Advanced Excel skills and financial systems experience
  • Professional integrity, independence of thought and the conviction to deliver quality

This is an amazing opportunity to work with the best people in the business in a company that’s expanding, robust and full of opportunity – if you feel you tick the boxes and would like to chat over the finer details, please send your CV to

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