Senior Finance Business Partner (Arts: Visual, Performance, Audiences and Communication)
My client has a world leading reputation in the Arts sector and is frequently featured in the news. They are looking for an experienced and proactive Senior Finance Business Partner to provide an expert business partner service to the Artistic and Communications departments, supporting them in their decision-making through analysis and other financial support. Managing all areas of artistic income and expenditure activity for the organisation, including monthly reporting, annual budgeting and cashflow forecasting, the Senior Finance Business Partner works closely with the rest of the team to improve the quality of information and processes in relation to artistic areas and identify and work on financial and business issues arising from artistic activity.
As Senior Finance Business Partner you will offer clear communication and in-depth support by building and maintaining excellent relationships with the Artistic, Production, Visual, Theatre, Box Office, Marketing and Press teams; ensuring budget holders are supported on all financial issues. Responsible for delivering monthly management accounting and other reporting for all Artistic cost centres and preparing post-evaluations of events using and financial data and in depth analysis, you will strive to continually improve the quality and timeliness of financial information, both to budget holders and the Senior Management team. You will support the Artistic team with planning and forecasting throughout the annual budgeting process, and be confident in your ability to critically evaluate their assumptions to ensure that a robust and realistic budget is set for all Artistic cost centres, which delivers the organisation artistic and financial objectives. Responsible for line management of a team of 3.
ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified, with experience of working in a management accounting or business partnering role; the ideal candidate will have excellent skills in line managing and developing people and enjoy working as part of a productive team. We are looking for someone who is flexible in approach but firm when necessary, who can work on their own initiative and thrives when thinking and acting proactively. With excellent communication and influencing skills, you will be confident in your ability to build an effective network of working relationships across the organisation and be able to communicate financial issues to non-finance staff at all levels.
Enthusiasm for the sector is a must.