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Head of Finance
Full Time: 32.5 hours per week
Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum
Reference: 17/038

The Royal Academy of Music is a stimulating and friendly environment with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 50 countries. Based in central London adjacent to Regent’s Park, we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since our foundation in 1822.  Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focussed on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines including classical, jazz, and musical theatre.

The Finance Department deals with all the Academy’s financial transactions, including fees, payroll, and planning.  The scope of the work is wide and challenging and includes not only the basic accounting functions but reflects the financial organisation of a specialist institution within the Higher Education Sector.

We are seeking an experienced Head of Finance to lead and manage the Finance Department.  Reporting to and deputising for the Director of Finance, you will support the Academy’s financial strategy, assist in financial modelling and deliver a customer-focussed service to stakeholders, staff and students.

To be successful in this role you will need previous management experience in a busy Finance Department along with first-rate interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service. You will also have the ability to deliver engaging line management and team development within the Finance Department.

You will have an accountancy qualification together with excellent Excel skills and strong financial analytical skills. Experience of working in in higher education or the Conservatoire sector would be an advantage.

Covering letter, which outlines the recruitment process
Job Description and Person Specification
‘About us’ – information about the Academy
‘About working at the Academy’ – information about what we offer our employees
Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form (in PDF or Word)

Completed applications must be received by 10am Monday 27 November 2017.

Interviews are anticipated to be held during weeks commencing 4 December and 11 December.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The Academy values diversity and welcomes your application

 

disability confident employer

We encourage applications from disabled candidates. You will be invited to interview if you have declared a disability on your equality monitoring form and you can demonstrate you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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