Financial Controller

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Charity

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 05/01/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c. £55,000 per annum


Allen Lane are delighted to have partnered with Sadler’s Wells in their recruitment of a Financial Controller to join their high performing finance team. Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. Our mission is to make and share dance that inspires us all, and our vision is to create, through dance, a depth of connection beyond borders, cultures and languages, so we see ourselves in each other.

We are looking for an experienced and proactive Finance professional with a key interest in the Arts who is looking to take the next step in their career. You will be working closely with the Director of Finance and Business Performance and be responsible for leading the success of a team of four.

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

Your key responsibilities are:

  • Provide an excellent financial transaction processing service to the organisation including overseeing purchase and sales ledger.
  • Collaborate with the wider finance team to ensure the provision of accurate, complete and timely budgets, forecasts and insightful financial analysis to all budget holders and stakeholders
  • Act as Systems accountant and lead on systems training and adoption, both within the Finance team and across the organisation
  • Line manage the Management Accountant, Show Accountant and Senior Finance and Payroll Officer

The ideal candidate will either be fully qualified accountant (ACA , ACCA or CIMA) or qualified by experience with previous experience of working at a Finance Manager level position. Additionally you will have a track record with dealing with senior stakeholders and experience in either supervising or direct management of two or more within a finance position.

We welcome applications for candidates with non sector experience and are looking for someone who is flexible in approach but firm when necessary, proactive and with excellent communication and influencing skills.

I would also strongly encourage qualified professionals taking their first step out of Audit to apply.

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 16th January

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