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Date Added: Sun 22/01/2023

Finance Manager

London, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40000 - £44000 annually

About the Ri

The (Ri)& is an independent charity which has been the home of science and innovation for over 220 years. Today, we continue our mission by providing science education and engagement and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world.

The Royal Institution’s beautiful Grade I listed building is a busy, multi-purpose, public, events venue, also providing office accommodation to the Ri team (approximately 60 staff) and circa 100 commercial tenants.

About the role

This is a key role working in close partnership with the Head of Finance. As the successful applicant, you will be responsible for managing the financial accounting function at the Ri, as well as the processing and maintenance of our sales ledger, bank accounts and payroll. You will support the team’s management accounting function and decision making in line with established finance procedures.

Responsibilities will also include continually reviewing the Ri’s financial processes and systems and looking for innovative ways to ensure they are as efficient and effective as possible.

About You

You will have:

  • A professional accountancy qualification (or be part-qualified and actively working towards full qualification.
  • Significant experience of working in a Finance department with a strong interest in finance and reporting systems,
  • Experience of using databases (financial ledgers or CRM software) to input and extract information&
  • Strong knowledge of financial procedures, principles and controls.
  • Experience in working on month end and year end routines, including reconciliations.
Experience of payroll, line management and charity/not for profit would be advantageous.

Staff benefits include 33 days leave (incl. Bank Holidays), matched pension contributions up to 7% of salary, season ticket loans, enhanced sickness benefits and free tickets to Ri events.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Ri values and actively seeks to promote diversity.

How to apply

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Closing date: 9.00am on Wednesday 8 February

We may close the application process early if we receive a strong field of applicants

Interview dates: Interviews are planned for w/c 13 Feb although we may interview sooner

Further information: Work with us | Royal Institution (

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