Association of British Orchestras

Finance Director (maternity cover)

National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain £40,000 p.a. Closing date 03 October 2022

To ensure the effective and efficient running of NCO’s finance function including strategic financial
planning, budget management and overseeing systems and processes.

Key responsibilities

- Budgeting & Strategic finances
• Managing NCO’s budgeting process and performance
• Building global budgets with Senior Management Team (SMT)
• Strategic budgeting with the development team on fundraising applications and reporting
• Report on NCO’s current financial position for the board of trustees and finance committee
• Management of finance risks
• Working closely with SMT to ensure effective cross team working and processes
• Overseeing process and systems including overall responsibility for charity compliance and keeping
up to date with charity accounting practise and regulations
• Managing NCO’s bursary process, updating application forms and criteria each year, working with
the Chief Executive and other relevant members of the team to assess applications and ensure
results and records are updated accurately
• Managing NCO financial policies
• Seeking cost savings in line with NCO’s charitable status

- Accounting & Bookkeeping
• Reconcile accounting software and maintain chart of accounts
• Manage cashflow and reserves balances
• Treasury Management
• Prepare information to support Orchestra Tax Relief claim for external specialist
• Process and submit Gift Aid Claims
• Maintain fixed asset register
• Review and manage debtors and creditors
• Manage and run payroll and liaise with pensions provider
• Oversee expenses management software
• Oversee invoice approval process
• Oversee membership fee payments through CRM/Stripe/GoCardless
• Management of paper records and conversion to digital

- Annual audit
• Prepare year-end trial balance and manage annual audit process with external auditors
• File Companies House and Charities Commission returns
• Lead on and recommend accounting policy

Contact details
National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain
Unit 2.3, Streamline
436-441 Paintworks
Arnos Vale

Annual Conference

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