Head of Finance
London - 55,000 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 04 August 2017

We are pleased to be exclusively working alongside The British Academy in their search for a Head of Finance. The British Academy is the prestigious home to the UK’s foremost academic experts in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Their purpose is to inspire, recognise and support excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value. The British Academy is a Fellowship of around 1,400 leading national and international academics elected for their distinction in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

This is an exciting time to be joining the academy with various projects coming up over the next 2 years which the Head of Finance will be directly involved in. The British Academy had over £40 million in annual income last year, largely from Central Government Departments as well as various other sources, including a trading company. This role reports to the Director of Finance & Corporate Services and would be leading a finance team of 4.

The candidate:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant
  • Experience in a management role within a charity (finance)
  • Experienced user of accounting software
  • Confident in dealing with varied stakeholders within a complex organisation
  • An interest in the work the British Academy do
  • A team player who works collaboratively and communicates effectively with colleagues


  • Up to £55,000 + pension (16% employer contribution 6% employee)
  • Amazing offices based in St James’
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 34 days holiday + bank holiday’s
  • Subsidised lunch

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced finance manager or someone working in the sector, looking for a step up. The British Academy has exciting plans for the future which the Head of Finance will be heavily involved in.

For a full job description please do get in touch. Please send your CV & supporting statement to timsalmon@allenlane.co.uk.

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