Full-Time Permanent

Full-Time: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary range: £42,498 - £49,845 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Job reference: 22/056

The Royal Academy of Music is a creative and vibrant workplace with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 60 countries. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers have studied with us and we are firmly focused on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines, including Classical Performance, Composition, Opera, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. Integral to the musical training we offer is the opportunity to perform; in an average year, the Academy runs a vibrant programme of around 500 events.

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 small performing arts specialist institution within the Higher Education sector.

We are now recruiting a Finance Manager to manage the accounts team and ensure the smooth running of the department. You will produce timely and accurate financial information, ensure that all duties of the accounts team are successfully achieved, and will play a leading role in managing and improving accounting processes as well as being part of a project team leading a new accounting systems implementation.

The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of all financial processes and proven experience within a busy finance office with excellent management and organisational skills. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have been involved in accounting system implementation. You will have the ability to lead and supervise the work of a team in order to deliver objectives and meet deadlines, along with the ability to develop, motivate and influence colleagues.

The successful candidate would be expected on-site for a minimum of three days per week.

Completed applications must be received by 10am on Monday 22 August 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place on-site on Thursday 1 September 2022.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we would like to increase the representation of these groups in these roles. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to greater results for students.