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Finance Manager

Royal Academy of Music - Finance Department

Location: London
Salary: £41,258 to £48,391 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st October 2021
Closes: 19th October 2021
Job Ref: 21/044

The Royal Academy of Music is a creative and vibrant workplace with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 60 countries. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers have studied with us and we are firmly focused on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines, including Classical Performance, Composition, Opera, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. Integral to the musical training we offer is the opportunity to perform; in an average year, the Academy runs a vibrant programme of around 500 events.

The Finance Department deals with all the Academy’s financial transactions, including fees, payroll, and planning.  The scope of the work is wide and challenging and includes not only the basic accounting functions but reflects the financial organisation of a specialist institution within the Higher Education Sector.

We are now recruiting a Finance Manager to manage the accounts team and ensure the smooth running of the department.  You will produce timely and accurate financial information, ensure that all duties of the accounts team are successfully achieved, and will play a leading role in managing and improving accounting systems and processes.

The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of all financial processes and proven experience within a busy accounts office together with excellent management and organisational skills.   You will have the ability lead and supervise the work of a team in order to deliver objectives and meet deadlines, along with the ability to develop, motivate and influence colleagues.

The successful candidate would be expected on-site for a minimum of three days per week.

A recruitment pack can be downloaded from  

Completed applications must be received by 10am on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place on-site week commencing 25 October 2021.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, and candidates with disabilities because we would like to increase the representation of these groups in these roles. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to greater results for students

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