Head of Finance & Resources, TTA The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Taunton

Min 2yr contract, potential to extend

Full-time, 4 days considered

£28-£32,000 pro rata

Exciting opportunity to lead Finance and HR functions at The Brewhouse Theatre during a transformative point in the venue’s history.

We seek a qualified accountant with extensive practical experience and understanding of charity accounting and HR processes.  Reporting to the Chief Executive you will work with Board and Management colleagues to steer TTA's trajectory leading up to its ambitious redevelopment project in 2021.

Working closely with budget holders, you will ensure TTA’s accounts are accurate and financial targets met.  This requires excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and ability to manage a significant and diverse workload whilst also preparing quarterly Finance Reports for the Board.  You will be responsible for line-managing the part-time Finance Assistant.

With overall responsibility for HR, you will ensure HR policies and procedures are updated, manage recruitment, oversee appraisal and people development and other processes and the external payroll service.  Working closely with the Chief Executive you will report on these matters to the Board.

Revenue from consolidated accounts 2017-18 was circa £1.1m from a standstill position in 2014. TTA Charity has a wholly owned subsidiary TTA Trading Ltd. Accounts for both companies are prepared on an accrual basis, independently and consolidated to fulfil TTA’s legal obligations under the charities SORP.  TTA use QuickBooks accounting software, Spektrix Box Office system and Microsoft Office. 

TTA has 14 staff with a strong collaborative team ethos, supported by volunteers.   In December 2018 Brazier’s premier coffee roasters will commence a catering operation in the venue.  In 2019 a Capital Campaign will commence to raise monies for the redevelopment of The Brewhouse Theatre.

The post is for an initial two-year period with potential for it to be extended and developed as the company restructures and grows to inhabit its significantly developed venue in 2023. 

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Closing date: 12.00 noon 10 December 2018.   Interviews scheduled for 19 December 2018

Closing date: 
Monday 10th December 2018
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