Finance Business Partner – Artistic & Development

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Charity

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 02/11/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c. £45,000 per annum


Allen Lane have partnered with The Southbank Centre. The UK’s largest arts centre and one of the UK’s top visitor attractions, in their recruitment of Finance Business Partner to join the organisation on a permanent basis.

The Southbank Centre occupies a 17 acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. Existing to present great cultural experiences that bring people together and achieving this by providing the space for artists to create and present their best work and by creating a place where as many people as possible can come together to experience bold, unusual and eye-opening work.

The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is made up of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery as well as being home to the National Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection. It is also home to four Resident Orchestras (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) and four Associate Orchestras (Aurora Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain).

We are looking for an experienced and proactive Qualified Finance professional who has a key interest in the Arts who is looking to step into a Finance Business Partnering role; Working with a variety of Stakeholders including the new Artistic Director in providing financial guidance.

This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is confident in collaborating with non-finance teams, providing financial management and delivering projects.

Reporting into the Head of Finance and Reporting you will be responsible for providing financial guidance and support to the Artistic and Development departments:  Managing all areas of income and expenditure including monthly reporting, annual budgeting, forecasting and risk analysis , the 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.

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA , ACCA or CIMA) with previous experience of working within a Management Accountant or Business Partnering position. Additionally you will have a track record with dealing with senior Stakeholders and experience in either supervising or direct management of 1 or more within a finance position.

This role would be a great fit for a candidate coming from a smaller charity who is looking for a larger platform to work on, or someone who works for a global not for profit organisation who is looking to take the next step in their career. 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.

We present work for everyone and we welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications from people from a BAME background or those who are Deaf or disabled as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.  If you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments for this role please indicate this on your application form and we will be in touch with you.

By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of backgrounds with diverse attitudes, opinions and beliefs we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.  We offer a stimulating and professional environment in which to work – and the pace and scale can be breathtaking. This is a remarkable place to work and our people require the ability to work in The Southbank Centre Way – to think, act and learn with speed and agility.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and Covering Letter to Tiffany Richards at Allen Lane (

Closing date for applications: Sunday 7th November

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