Part Time Finance Manager
Date posted: 19/06/2020
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Since 1974 the Association for Art History has championed art history and visual culture and supported those engaged with those subjects. The Association leads the collective effort in the UK to advance the study and professional practice of art history. We connect those engaged with art history, and we advocate on behalf of the subject, stressing its importance in a well-rounded education and influencing relevant policy.
Through our programmes, networks, membership, grants and publications, we celebrate and promote the value of art history and visual culture today. We bring people together to share knowledge and inspire new ideas, supporting a broad and diverse art history community. Together, we shape the future for art history.
We are looking to appoint a permanent, part-time Finance Manager to work in our central London office. The Finance Manager contributes to the sound operation of the Association by managing its accounts and providing reliable financial data for planning purposes.
Reporting into the Chief Executive Officer, this is a key position. The main responsibilities of the post include recording and filing all transactions using Sage and Excel; processing all AAH payments, producing monthly budget reports, monthly management accounts and annual budgets; coordinating our VAT and other tax reporting; handling submissions to Companies House and the Charity Commission and liaising with our outsourced payroll and pension providers. The Finance Manager will work with CEO on short- and mid-range budget planning and will work to monitor and plan spending with individual budget holder colleagues in the AAH office.
Candidates for this post should have three to five years of similar experience, gained, ideally, though not necessarily, in the charity sector. Fully qualified to at least AAT level, or demonstrably qualified by experience; proficiency with accounting and other software packages including Excel and, e.g. Sage or equivalents; the ability to work independently and without direct supervision of another a finance professional; both an attention to detail and the ability to have a broad overview of the financial picture of the organisation with strong written and verbal communication skills. An interest in the mission and aspirations of the Association and the desire to work collaboratively in a small team are highly desirable as is familiarity with CRM systems.
We are looking for somebody with robust communication skills and the ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. The Finance Manager liaises with the Honorary Treasurer, our Finance and Risk Management Committee as well as with banks, auditors, insurers and HMRC as necessary. Advice and support from an external provider are readily available.
The post will comprise 2 ½ to 3 days of work per week, with a flexible schedule. The salary for the post is pro-rated from a full-time wage of between £30,000 – £35,000. We offer a defined contribution pension plan and 23 days annual leave, pro-rata.
The Association works to encourage diversity and inclusion in our field, within our volunteer ranks and in our staff. We therefore welcome applications which reflect a variety of backgrounds and personal circumstance.
To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement to AAH@allenlane.co.uk. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Bryony Feeney at Allen Lane on 07921334625.