Interim Head of Finance.

London/ contract / 50000

Job Title: Interim Head of Finance
Location: London (Accessible Location with Nearby Tube Station)
Contract: Fixed-term (12 months) with the possibility of extension
Hours: Full-time (36.25 hours per week)
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum, depending on experience

About the Organisation:
Join a prestigious cultural institution in the heart of London, renowned for its groundbreaking art exhibitions and commitment to enriching local and global communities. With a history spanning over a century, our gallery is a hub for contemporary art and ideas, championing diversity and creativity.

Role Overview:
The Interim Head of Finance will play a critical role in the operational management of the gallery's finances and governance. Reporting to the Deputy Director, this role involves close collaboration with senior management to deliver the mission and objectives set by the Board of Trustees. This position offers the unique opportunity to contribute to the strategic and financial success of a leading cultural institution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee financial management, ensuring efficiency and adherence to professional standards.
  • Lead the Finance Team, managing budgets, forecasts, and statutory accounts.
  • Liaise with committees and the Board of Trustees on financial matters.
  • Implement robust financial control processes and manage relationships with key financial stakeholders.
  • Contribute to staff remuneration, pension scheme management, and recruitment processes.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven management skills and significant experience in senior accounting roles.
  • A relevant accounting qualification (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent).
  • Experience in charity SORP Annual Reports and strong systems development skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of VAT, PAYE, and other relevant taxes.
  • Familiarity with the creative/arts sector or charity environment is desirable.


  • 25 days' paid holiday plus statutory bank holidays.
  • Participation in a group personal pension scheme.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme and training opportunities.
  • Staff discounts, travel grants, and other perks.

How to Apply:
If you are an experienced finance professional looking to make a meaningful impact within a renowned cultural institution, please apply now!

Thank you.
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