Interim Head of Management Accounts


The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people`s lives through opera and ballet. Home to two of the world`s great artistic companies - The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet - the organisation seeks to be accessible and engaging. Our audiences can come to see the live performances at Covent Garden, and for those across the UK and abroad, though cinema, DVD and web based presentations. Operating from our heritage theatre site, we are one of the busiest repertory theatres in the world and are supported by a broad range of staff, from production teams to front of house, administration and finance.

The Finance Department is currently looking for a qualified accountant with substantial experience to oversee the preparation of the monthly management accounts and budgets, to conduct year end processes and statutory accounts preparation and to support project accounting for various projects. Reporting to the Director of Finance, and working closely with the Head of Financial Accounts, the role manages a small team of qualified and part-qualified accountants within the Finance Department. The role is offered on an interim basis.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced team player, able to demonstrate these qualities:

  • Substantial accounting experience in a busy medium sized business, including monthly reporting, budget preparation, financial modelling, cash flow reporting and statutory accounts, with the ability to deliver accurate, high quality work and regular management information reports to deadlines and to required standards
  • Qualified accountant from one of the CCAB-recognized Accountancy bodies or equivalent
  • High standard of written and verbal English, with strong report writing skills
  • Ability to manage, develop and coach a high performing team
  • Ability to manage relationships with key clients or stakeholders across the organisation
  • Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. Please contact the Human Resources Department via hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or on Tel: +44 (0) 207 212 9303 if you have any access requirements or queries.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00am, Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Interviews will be held on Thursday 24th January 2019

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies.




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