Head of Finance

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Charity

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 06/12/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: Up to £58,000 per annum


The Royal Academy of Dance is a dynamic organisation dedicated to advancing standards of dance education and teaching. We promote and invest in the development of dance worldwide. Based in Battersea, London, we have a presence in 84 countries, with offices in 36 and over 14,000 members around the world.  Established in 1920, the Academy received its Royal Charter in 1935, is governed by a Board of Trustees and has an annual global turnover of over £20 million.

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Head of Finance with excellent business partnering skills to joining the organisation at an exciting time as we devise our business strategy for the next 5 to 10 years.

You will lead the Finance team in ensuring delivery of management and statutory reporting and analysis for our international group, as well as managing core operations for the UK. You will be a role model and subject matter expert on all finance matters providing advice and guidance across all levels of the organisation internationally.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, and will need to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in a leadership role;
  • Understanding and experience of management accounting, operational finance, audit and internal control processes;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

Next year we will be celebrating our centenary, and in 2021 moving to a brand new purpose built headquarters within a mile of our current home.  We will have much improved facilities for our staff, our students and our members in a state of the art building, which we believe will be an inspiring environment in which to work.

Recruitment timings:

  • Application deadline: Sunday 19th January
  • Shortlisting 28th January:
  • Informal interviews 31st January:
  • Panel interviews week of 3rd February:

Please visit our dedicated microsite for more information: https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/rad-hof 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and supporting statement to RAD@allenlane.co.uk or contact Bryony Feeney at Allen Lane on 02035428393 for an informal conversation.


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