Finance Manager

Up to £45,000
22 Apr 2024
12 May 2024
Contract type
Full time

Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) is more than a theatre: alongside exploding taboos on the world stage, BFT has pioneered an award-winning global model of activism that unites artistic, geopolitical, environmental and human rights concerns, using theatre as the catalyst for social change.

Since 2011, BFT has created award-winning theatre at-distance between London, home to co-founding Artistic Directors, Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin, and Minsk, where their 20-strong permanent ensemble campaign, educate and perform every single day of the year.

The Finance Manager is responsible for the day to day operation, accuracy and integrity of the financial accounting systems within the organisation. They are responsible for producing monthly accounts, undertaking variance analysis and implementing financial controls. This newly created position will work closely with the Executive Directors, supporting them with monthly accounts, undertaking variance analysis and implementing financial controls The post holder will have ambition and enthusiasm to drive change in the department to meet the needs of an evolving organisation.

They will be a good communicator, with the ability to work with a range of staff across all departments, have excellent analytical and spreadsheet skills, hands on experience as well as a formal accounting qualification (or part qualification) such as ACCA


  • Full or part qualified ACCA (or equivalent)
  • Experience of Sage Line 50 and Sage payroll
  • Excellent and proven IT skills including excel (vlookup, pivot tables etc)
  • Accounts preparation to TB and Management Accounts
  • A proven track record of managing finance in a small to medium sized organisation
  • An understanding of Charity VAT, TTR and PAYE
  • Experience of Charity Accounts and SORP
  • A good communicator and advocate for the department
  • Enthusiastic team player and internal communicator
  • Efficient and methodical
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Ability to work across tight deadlines and manage a diverse workload



  • Experience of dealing with transactions in other countries
  • Experience of production and or project accounting
  • Experience of charity and/or arts environment
  • Experience of preparation of quarterly VAT return including partial exemption calculations
  • 3 years managerial or supervisory experience in a similar organisation
  • Interest in theatre

Please apply with a CV and covering letter about what interests you in the role and working for BFT. There is also more detailed candidate pack (also available in audio or BSL formats) which can be requested.

Applications close on 12th May 2024 at 11.59pm


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