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Finance Coordinator

Finance Coordinator

locationLondon, UK
location Accounting / Finance | Operations / Facilities / Admin

Deadline: 24/01/2022 10:00

Salary: £23,500 - £26,000 per annum


The LSO is seeking a self-motivated and organised Finance Coordinator to support the operations of the LSO Finance department.

The Finance Team will consist of 8 staff: the Head of Finance, Finance and Resources Manager, Fees Coordinator, Finance Manager, Finance Officer, Senior Finance Coordinator and Finance Coordinator, with oversight by the Chief Financial Officer. The team is responsible for all aspects of the finances of the main charity, two trading subsidiaries, an endowment trust and another related charity. Total income across the group is approximately £20m. It has a large and varied workload, and there is a high level of interaction with colleagues in other departments. The Orchestra has a reputation for excellence and the LSO expects its staff to meet similarly high standards.



  • Duties will include the day-to-day financial accounting of the LSO and its subsidiaries across the cash book, purchase ledger and sales ledger for the Group
  • The Finance Coordinator will provide transactional and operational support and front-line service by working with the Senior Finance Coordinator and the Finance Team in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring their needs are met and the Finance team’s objectives are achieved


Knowledge, skills, experience


  • Proven relevant and solid experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and detail in a calm, professional manner
  • Excellent work ethic; self-motivated; organised; proactive and able to meet deadlines and manage a busy workload
  • Able to communicate and collaborate effectively with all individuals/teams of varying seniority within and outside of the organisation
  • Computer literate and numerate. Working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite and highly proficient with computerised accounting systems.
  • Previous experience of working in the charitable finance sector


  • Experience of the Access Dimensions accounting system
  • Previous experience of working in the arts sector is not required, although an understanding of how performing arts organisations operate would be helpful
  • Credit control/Accounting certification or qualified by experience


This is a full-time role.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 24 January 2022. Interviews will take place on week beginning 24 January 2022. 

For more information about this post, including a full job description, please click apply.

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

Eligibility and Positive Action Schemes

What is a Positive Action Scheme?

A Positive Action Scheme, sometimes referred to as Affirmative Action, is a strategic initiative under the Equality Act 2010 which allows organisations to provide training opportunities to certain groups of the population as long as they can prove that:

  • The opportunity is a training role and not a job
  • That it is targeting a group of the population proven to be under-represented in the sector. For our opportunities, this is usually under-representation in terms of ethnicity, disability, or socio-economic background. Please note, this will be specified on each opportunity.

What is a third-party vacancy?

Third-party vacancies are roles advertised on the Creative Access website where candidates apply directly to the company that is recruiting. These opportunities are open to anyone and everyone to apply.

If you apply for a third-party vacancy, you will be updated on the status of your application from the company directly. In most situations Creative Access cannot provide application support for these roles.

How do you define the term ‘ethnically diverse’?

Creative Access follows the UK Government guidelines about what constitutes an ethnic minority. Follow this link for details on guidelines.

How do you define the term ‘lower socio-economic status’ ?

The categories we use to define socio-economic status are based on the Office for National Statistics guide, plus guidance from Arts Council England. . We ask candidates to register for Creative Access and self-declare a number of factors including eligibility for Free School Meals, accommodation type and whether or not you were the first person in your family to attend university.

How do you define the term disabled?

Under the Equality Act 2010, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.