Association of British Orchestras

Finance and Operations Manager

Classical Opera competitive - subject to experience Closing date 06 November 2019
Classical Opera, a registered charity within the classical music sector with a small, dynamic team is seeking a qualified accountant to oversee the financial management and operations of the company and take on the role of company Secretary. This person will play an important role as a senior member of an exciting organisation which delivers world-class performances and recordings.

The Finance and Operations Manager will oversee the financial running of the charity as well as its key operations. On the financial side, the role includes preparing the annual financial statements and liaising with the auditor; quarterly management accounts; monthly cashflow forecasts; overseeing the preparation of the budget and forecasts; managing the company treasury and financial controls; ensuring statutory compliance with tax, financial and legal regulations; and advising the rest of the team on financial matters including domestic and international VAT, Gift Aid, FEU, theatre/orchestral tax reliefs and any other areas to enable good governance and optimum financial effectiveness. In terms of Operations, this person will work closely with our HR advisory company to oversee the company’s HR functions and manage other core functions including IT and phone services, insurance, relationships with key service providers, company policies and compliance issues.

This is a part-time role. We envisage that it will take the equivalent of 3.5 – 4 days per week with some peaks and troughs throughout the year. We can be flexible about how the hours are spread within the week.

Closing date: Wednesday 6 November, 12pm (although earlier applications will be gratefully received).
Interviews 11-12th November
Salary subject to experience

Contact details

bethany@classicalopera.co.uk
020 8846 9744

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