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Senior Manager - Finance

Hays Senior Finance
Wales, Pembrokeshire, Milford Haven
GBP35000.0 - GBP40000.0 per annum + £35.000 to £40,000
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Arts and culture
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

The organisation

Hays are delighted to be working exclusively with the wonderful Torch Theatre in Milford Haven… to play a leading hands-on role in driving the Torch forward into their next chapter. Building on their current and past successes, we are looking for an ambitious and dynamic Senior Manager- Finance who will contribute to taking the Torch from strength to strength. An opportunity exciting and compelling, and you will be joining them at a critical time. A lovely place to work!

You will bring energy and passion to this leadership role, with responsibility for the operational development, implementation and ongoing oversight and delivery of financial policies, practices, processes and systems.

As a member of the Torch's Senior Management Team, you will help ensure that the Torch operates as a sustainable and successful business, as well as being artistically bold and ambitious. You will champion their organisational values in a culture that is inclusive, collaborative, safe and supportive, and that promotes the Welsh language.

The Torch is a creative force in Pembrokeshire with a long-standing national significance and an international reputation. Their people (staff, participants, collaborators) and their audiences are united in our passion to create and connect, their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and their determination to sustain and develop their provision for the wellbeing of future generations.

The Torch plays a vital role in the local community: through (direct engagement activities such as their Youth Theatre, education programme and outreach work; through their health and wellbeing initiatives; and as an economic driver for the region. They are extremely proud of the breadth of their programme, shown across their two auditoria and complemented by their gallery, café and their vibrant and accessible front of house spaces.

We are looking for someone with lots of financial management experience (we are very open on sector and background) who is strong on day to day operational delivery. An interest in the arts is important - theatre experience is desirable but certainly not essential. You will be a part of and work closely with the Senior Management Team and be responsible for leading and managing a small Finance team.

The Job Overview

This is a senior management role with specific financial management responsibility, implementation and ongoing oversight and delivery of financial policies, practices, processes and systems; production of the annual budget and monthly management accounts and the production of quarterly finance reports; monthly payroll production, co-ordination of the external audit and year end statutory accounts; relationship management with banks, pension providers, HMRC and other finance related organisations; providing support to colleagues, budget-holders on budgeting and reporting; supporting the Executive Director in financial analysis, planning, management and reporting to the Board of Management.

The Person

  • Strong financial management experience
  • Knowledge and experience of control systems and processes and clear understanding of their underlying purpose
  • Experience of setting up new processes and developing systems from scratch, generating innovative approaches
  • Strong practical experience working in a financial or management accounting role
  • Experience of producing work, which clearly summarises and analyses financial performance and identifies key issues with proposed actions
  • Practical experience of annual accounts preparation, reconciliations and double entry bookkeeping
  • Experience of computerised accounting systems (currently utilising Payroll Manager for payroll and Xero for accounts), high proficiency in Excel and good working experience with other MS products
  • Experience of effective communication at all levels across an organisation and a wider audience
  • People management experience


  • Qualified accounting technician or equivalent training (AAT)
  • Experience of working within a theatre/artistic venue
  • Experience of working within a charity; knowledge of relevant charity accounting standards and regulations
  • Experience of company credit/risk assessments/due diligence
  • Welsh speaker/writer/reader helpful


  • Full-time with flexible working - hybrid working if you live some distance away
  • Salary £35,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience
  • Engaged as an employee, benefiting from the relevant pension arrangements, holiday pay and other benefits

What you need to do now

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