Assistant Director of Finance
London - 80,000 per annum + benefits

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 18 January 2018

The Science Museum Group is hiring a new Assistant Director of Finance to be based in South Kensington, London. The post reports directly to the Director of Corporate Services and will lead the finance team in directing financial strategies during an exciting period of transformation and major capital projects.

There is a clear and ambitious strategic vision for the future, aiming to take a lead internationally in championing the understanding, enjoyment and prestige of science in modern society. The Science Museum Group has a wide portfolio of programmes and projects underway, including major international exhibitions, commercial developments and multi-million pound gallery redevelopment schemes. 

In this dynamic environment you will be responsible for delivering a high-performing and customer-focused finance service, managing financial operations, financial reporting and business support services for the group. Strong financial management and control is critical to ensuring the museums thrive, but central to the financial strategy is also a drive to reduce the current reliance on government funding and to build resilience through income generation.  Your role will help not only to allocate existing resources effectively, but also enable the organisation to make the step-change it needs to become more financially sustainable. 

This is a trustee-facing senior leadership role and you will be responsible for a team of 26 (5 direct reports and 10 staff based in Manchester). As a result, we are seeking strong leaders, ideally with a proven track record of having been the most senior person in Finance. You will need to be a fully qualified accountant (CCAB or equivalent); and having worked within the not-for-profit/arts sector is desirable, but we will also consider exceptional candidates looking to make a level move from the commercial sector.

Timings:

  • 10th February -  Application deadline (CV’s and cover letters to be sent to Science@allenlane.co.uk)
  • Week commencing 19th February – Interviews with Science Museum Group

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Michael Quest at Allen Lane: 02030319638/michaelquest@allenlane.co.uk

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