Association of British Orchestras

Finance Assistant (Trainee)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra £21,000 - £22,500 Closing date 25 August 2022
With a worldwide audience of more than half-a-million people, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra embraces a broad repertoire that enables it to reach the most diverse audience of any British symphony orchestra.

The RPO’s finance department manages the finances for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Limited, its subsidiary RPO Promotions and two associated charities, the RPO Trust and the American Friends of the RPO. Together these operations generate income and expenditure of around £12 million each year.

The Finance Assistant (Trainee) position offers a three year apprenticeship in all aspects of financial accounting and financial management, leading in step changes over the period of the apprenticeship, to a Finance Officer/Controller level role and a CIMA qualification. Fully qualified, the role will be able to fulfill complex and business critical management and financial accounting functions for a group of organisations and provision of strategic financial advice.

Previous knowledge of financial accounting is not essential: alongside the fully funded CIMA qualification, there will be on-the-job support from the existing three members of the team (the Finance Director and two Finance Officers).

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The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.