Creative Access
Finance manager

Finance manager

locationLondon SW1W 8AS, UK
ExpiresExpires: 17/06/2024
Accounting / Finance
Permanent position

Closing date: 17th June 2024 at 5pm

Salary: £36,000 - £37,000 (gross) per annum 

Contract: Full-time/permanent 

Location: The Royal Court Theatre, London 


This is an exciting and varied role requiring an eye for detail and engagement across all departments within the organisation. 

The Finance Manager is a key role, responsible for the day-to-day finances and responding to queries as they arise for the organisation. Reporting to and working closely with the Finance Director, the Finance Manager will ensure the systems and procedures in place that safeguard the Charity and its subsidiary companies (ESC Catering Ltd and Royal Court Theatre Productions Ltd) are the most effective they can be. They will share the ambition and enthusiasm to enable and drive change in the department to meet the needs of this busy producing theatre that is constantly evolving. 

The Finance Manager line manages the Finance Assistant ensuring the transactional detail is accurately and efficiently processed in a timely manner. Working in a fully paperless operation the Finance Manager will take the lead on several of the systems used to produce all the records in Xero. The jobholder will also be a key player in producing for example: first draft Management Accounts, Catering accounts, departmental reports and help colleagues with analysis against budgets. 


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Knowledge of working with integrated IT systems such as Xero
  • Demonstrable desire and ability to work in an integrated, digital finance environment
  • A relevant finance qualification or 2 years’ experience and looking to work towards one
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage a diverse workload
  • Ability to act with discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • A good communicator and advocate for the department
  • Enthusiastic team player and internal communicator
  • Ability to think outside the box and see the bigger picture
  • A proactive thinker who can see and solve problems and knows when to seek advice
  • Desire to manage up and deputise as appropriate
  • Brilliant analytical skills with a passion and vision for change improvement
  • Great excel skills and a drive to grow these skills for themselves and the team
  • A good understanding of internal control standards and the ability to recognise the need for and recommend change
  • Willingness to learn the skills required to progress in the role


The Royal Court Theatre operates the Disability Confident scheme, which means you are guaranteed to be shortlisted to the next stage if you meet the minimum criteria. Please clearly outline in your email if you would like to be considered under this scheme. 

The employer reserves the right to close the listing and stop accepting applications sooner than the original deadline. Therefore we strongly recommend applying at the earliest opportunity.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. 

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Finance / Controlling / Taxes

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level

Required languages

  • English