Senior Finance Officer

Cumbernauld Theatre Trust seeks a competent and experienced finance professional who is interested in working for an arts charity. You will be part of a close-knit, creative team, overseeing the financial procedures and reporting for our recently launched performing arts venue, Lanternhouse in Cumbernauld.

Senior Finance Officer

Are you a qualified and experienced finance professional with a passion for the arts? We are looking for an experienced individual to take overall responsibility for the financial operations of the charity with the support of the CEO and Management Team.

Cumbernauld Theatre Trust is a performing arts charity that produces and presents theatre, music, dance and comedy for the community of Cumbernauld and North Lanarkshire. We have over 30 staff working at Lanternhouse in producing Theatre, delivering a lively arts and cinema programme, in customer services, hospitality and community engagement. Our home is Lanternhouse – a lively centre for inclusive community creativity, for theatre, cinema, music, comedy and dance and offers state-of-the-art facilities alongside performing arts classes and community creative learning projects and a welcoming café/bar. 

Lanternhouse is part of the Cumbernauld Academy Campus, we have good bus links, ample car parking, and are a short walk from Cumbernauld town centre. 

The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for the preparation of internal finance reports for the Management Team and Board. You will manage external reporting including the preparation of year-end statutory accounts and information for audits and support the financial control of externally funded projects. You will keep a keen eye on our compliance and statutory responsibilities for financial filing and reporting to OSCR, Companies House and HMRC. You will be busy day to day with operational book-keeping, preparing sales invoices, processing invoices and payments and undertaking reconciliations. We anticipate you will be sufficiently experienced to work with the minimum direct supervision to meet agreed work targets and in carrying out duties within the framework of the charity’s financial and administrative policies and procedures.

The role is supported to deliver the functions of the position, by working closely with the charity’s accountant and CEO. The Senior Finance Officer provides direct line management to the Finance Administrator.

We are looking for someone good in a team, committed to the charity’s vision and values, and supportive of our ambitions and the delivery of our creative artistic programme.

We are keen to meet you if you have at least 1-2 years of experience in a Senior Finance role within a small to medium-sized company, have previous experience in managing a finance function and be able to demonstrate decision-making experience and experience in supporting and working with a management team. Ideally, you will have knowledge and experience of working in the charity sector, in an environment of public funds management. 

If you are reliable and conscientious, a clear-thinking and hardworking team member, and are looking for a new and exciting challenge in a very rewarding and fun environment, we look forward to hearing from you.

Application Procedure

Please download and read the Senior Finance Officer recruitment pack and send the completed application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by email or post, together with a covering letter and your application to: 

Amanda Young
Operations Director
Cumbernauld Theatre Trust
South Kildrum Ring Road
North Lanarkshire
G67 2UF 


To download the Senior Finance Officer recruitment pack, click here.

To download the Senior Finance Officer Application Form, click here.

To download the Senior Finance Officer Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, click here.

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight, Sunday 9 October 2022  

Interviews: Wednesday 19 October 2022

Start Date: Monday 21 November 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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