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Royal Shakespeare Company

Archived: Head of Finance

Reference Number RSC0695

Location Stratford-Upon-Avon, Chapel Lane Offices

Department Finance

The Royal Shakespeare Company create theatre at its best; made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world.

They produce an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.

All their productions begin life at their Stratford workshops and theatres and they bring them to the widest possible audience through their touring, residencies, live broadcasts and online activity. So wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.

The RSC has trained generations of the very best theatre makers and they continue to nurture the talent of the future. They encourage everyone to enjoy a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare and live theatre. The RSC reach 530,000 children and young people annually through their education work, transforming their experiences in the classroom, in performance and online.

Last year the company’s unrestricted income was £61m of which 75% was generated from sources outside of public funding.

As the next Head of Finance you will ensure the development and management of the Finance team providing strong leadership and direction, in addition to assisting in the Royal Shakespeare’s Company’s future strategy.

The Role

Manage the Finance Team, developing individuals, building effective team work and embedding a culture of continuous improvement.

Support the Director of Finance and senior management team in developing and delivering the RSC’s financial planning and strategy, building strong working partnerships across the organisation and bringing the appropriate balance of support and constructive appraisal.

Lead the finance team in preparing the statutory accounts and financial section of the annual review in line with regulatory and legal requirements.

Lead the team in delivering efficient and effective processing areas including accounts payable, receivable, bank and cash, capital and payroll.

The Candidate

An ACA/CIMA qualified accountant with significant experience in progressive financial roles at a managerial level with strong leadership skills and a proven track record of motivating and developing high performing teams.

A strong relationship builder with the ability to influence and deal with people at all levels of an organisation, communicating complex financial concepts in simple and understandable terms.

Financially savvy and diplomatic, with knowledge and experience of applying the SORP on Charity Accounting, trading regimes and taxation as applied to not for profit organisations.

The preferred method of application is through our website, the link is as follows:

If you are unable to apply online please email your CV and cover letter, citing reference number 56825, to:

Closing date: Friday 4th March

Image credit: Henry IV Part 2. Photo by Kwame Lestrade © RSC