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        Head of Financial Operations and Control

        Job number BT-HoFOC-A

        Salary

        £65,000 - £70,000 per annum

        Sector

        Arts

        Function

        Finance

        Location

        Hybrid working - 3 days a week at King's Cross

        Job Type

        Permanent

        Welcoming individuals of all backgrounds to engage with art.

        Making ‘art for all’ a reality.

        Join The Courtauld as Head of Financial Operations and Control. Since 1932, The Courtauld has been a beacon of art education, conservation, and curation, boasting a world-class university renowned for its expertise in art history. Our gallery, at the heart of our mission, welcomes individuals of all backgrounds to engage with art, embodying our founding principle of making ‘art for all’ a reality.

        Our financial operations are at the core of supporting The Courtauld’s multifaceted activities. As such, we are seeking a Head of Financial Operations and Control who can effectively lead our financial function to ensure strong compliance, efficient management of financial operations, and accurate external reporting across the organisation.

        The Head of Financial Operations and Control will provide invaluable financial guidance, enabling us to maintain the highest level of fiscal stewardship.

        Your key responsibilities include:

        • Leading the production of the Courtauld’s statutory annual accounts, subsidiary financial statements, and the annual external audit;
        • Overseeing financial accounting and information services, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed asset accounting, treasury management, and taxation;
        • Being committed to spearheading digitalisation, including leading the design, implementation and review of systems, processes and procedures;
        • Building and inspiring a high performing team.

        We are in search of an exceptionally motivated and dynamic financial expert with a wealth of experience in financial control, auditing, treasury management and systems implementation. This role is ideal for someone who thrives on hands-on involvement, possesses boundless energy, and is driven to make a substantial impact on the financial operations and strategic financial insight provided to our institution.

        This is a remarkable opportunity for an accomplished and driven finance professional to play a pivotal role in our institution.

        Recruitment timetable:

        • Application deadline: Sunday 18th February, midnight
        • Shortlisting: Thursday 22nd February
        • First stage interviews: 26th & 28th February
        • 2nd Interview:6th & 7th March

        To apply please send your CV and supporting statement to Courtauld@allenlane.co.uk by 18th February.

        For an informal conversation about the role please contact Bryony Thomas at bryonythomas@allenlane.co.uk / 07921 334 625.

        If you would like to look at our other finance vacancies, please see our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Bryony Thomas (nee Feeney)

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