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  • Job type

    Permanent
  • Location

    London
  • Working Pattern

    Full-time
  • Specialism

    Senior Finance Qualified
  • Industry

    Charities & Not For Profit
  • Pay

    c£65,000 plus defined pension scheme & 34 days hols
  • Closing date

    25 Jun 2024

Hybrid working - generally 2 days in office min

Your new organisation
“From artificial intelligence to climate change, from building prosperity to improving well-being – today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, cultures and societies.”
The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, established by Royal Charter in 1902. The British Academy invest in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas, engage the public with fresh thinking and debates, and bring together scholars, government, business and civil society to influence policy for the benefit of everyone. They also have a trading subsidiary, Clio Enterprises Ltd (Clio); a stunning venue offering private room hire suited to conferences, board meetings, training events, seminars and lectures, as well as elegant private dining functions, award dinners and weddings.

Your new role
Reporting to the Director of Resources, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial operations, ensuring these are compliant with statutory requirements and that financial controls are appropriate and effective. You will also maintain a financial planning framework that will facilitate the delivery of the Academy’s financial strategy.

Specific areas of focus will include.
  • Prepare statutory consolidated group accounts and accounts for the trading subsidiary, including managing the relationship with external auditors.
  • Contribute to the annual budget-setting process, in conjunction with the Director of Resources.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the finance team and achievement of key goals and priorities.
  • Contribute to the introduction of a new finance system.
  • Prepare and monitor cash-flow forecasts, including appropriate analysis between restricted and unrestricted funds, and maintain records of restricted income and expenditure.
  • Manage the DSIT (Department of Science, Innovation & Technology) monthly grant claim process.
  • Support the Development team with donor reporting requirements.


What you need to succeed
You will be a qualified accountant and will be able to provide excellent financial management and reporting for the organisation. You will be confident working with internal and external stakeholders and will be capable of considering their different requirements and priorities. A good understanding of restricted and unrestricted income would be a distinct advantage, as well as an understanding of donor reporting requirements. You will be committed to continual improvement of systems and enhancing the overall service provided by the finance team.

What you will get in return
Annual Leave
34 days (not including 8 bank holidays)

Our benefits package includes:
  • a defined benefit pension scheme
  • interest-free season ticket loans
  • interest-free bicycle loans
  • a stunning, Grade I listed building
  • 34 days of annual leave, not including bank holidays
  • enhanced employee policies
  • flexible working and core hours policies
  • annual pay and merit awards
  • social activities
  • hybrid working