Financial Accountant, Development & Enterprises

Permanent Contract

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings. As a charity we could not plan for our next programme of artistic work, or our community and outreach projects, without the support of our philanthropists and members. As an organization we are committed to ensuring that all philanthropists and members enjoy a rewarding relationship with the Royal Opera House and we look forward to welcoming our supporters back to our iconic theatre in Covent Garden.

The Development and Enterprises Department is looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to join the Development and Enterprises Finance team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Head of Finance, your work will support the activities of the team in delivering essential accounting services and make a contribution to our fundraising targets through efficient working practices, working to maximise revenue and minimise costs.

The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, with these qualities:

  • Full or part-qualified accountant, studying for CIMA or ACCA or similar, or qualified by experience (QBE) route, with substantial accounting experience in a progressive and tightly managed medium to large sized business or charity
  • High level of competency in Excel, Word, and computerised accounting systems with an aptitude for learning new systems and ability to become fluent in SUN
  • Ability to understand VAT and donation tax issues associated with a Charity
  • Strong organizational skills and able to prioritise and deliver high quality work to deadlines with minimal supervision
  • High standard of written and verbal English, numerate and analytical, with attention to detail
  • Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce -in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the HR Department at You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00am, Friday 14 May 2021

Applicants must have work authorization for the UK.

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