Head of Finance

Allen Lane Financial Recruitment
04 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Head of Finance - The British Academy

Central London

Salary - GBP55,000

We are pleased to be exclusively working alongside The British Academy in their search for a Head of Finance. The British Academy is the prestigious home to the UK's foremost academic experts in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Their purpose is to inspire, recognise and support excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value. The British Academy is a Fellowship of around 1,400 leading national and international academics elected for their distinction in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

This is an exciting time to be joining the academy with various projects coming up over the next 2 years which the Head of Finance will be directly involved in. The British Academy had over GBP40 million in annual income last year, largely from Central Government Departments as well as various other sources, including a trading company. This role reports to the Director of Finance & Corporate Services and would be leading a finance team of 4.

The candidate:

Fully Qualified Accountant
Experience in a management role within a charity (finance)
Experienced user of accounting software
Confident in dealing with varied stakeholders within a complex organisation
An interest in the work the British Academy do
A team player who works collaboratively and communicates effectively with colleagues


Up to GBP55,000 + pension (16% employer contribution 6% employee)
Amazing offices based in St James'
Flexible working arrangements
34 days holiday + bank holiday's
Subsidised lunch

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced finance manager or someone working in the sector, looking for a step up. The British Academy has exciting plans for the future which the Head of Finance will be heavily involved in.