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Finance Manager

Institute for Cultural and Creative Industries

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,804 to £39,152 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 16 February 2021
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 14 March 2021  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  CSF-154-21-R

Do you want to work in a dynamic team who are driving forward an exciting new vision for the cultural and creative industries? At the University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (iCCi) we bring together academics, students, arts professionals and business leaders who believe that creativity can change the world.

We deliver a superb arts programme to our community, through events on the Canterbury campus at our Gulbenkian Arts Centre and Colyer Fergusson Concert Hall, and off-campus events across the entire Kent and Medway region.

We bring together and energise the wealth of creative knowledge and expertise that exists at the University of Kent, inspiring the next generation of thinkers and leading the development of exciting new creative industries in our region.

You will have experience working in a medium to large organisation, with specific experience of managing project funding, as well as securing and reporting on grant funding. You will shape and drive our budget setting and financial governance, supporting the Directors and Senior Management team to ensure the effective management of revenue and capital budgets to meet Institute and University strategic objectives and ambitious future plans.

The Finance Manager monitors and controls our externally funded projects, including Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation funding and the Cultural Development Fund, helping us to deliver on our strategy by managing current projects effectively, diversifying income sources and developing new initiatives to support our growth. You will represent iCCi at a senior level both internally and externally, with our partners and funders, and should be able to communicate confidently and articulately. 

As Finance Manager, you will:

  • provide financial support for the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries, working closely with Senior Management Team and budget holders to manage financial performance.  
  • support the iCCi budget setting, maintenance and planning process in order to facilitate strategic planning and financial sustainability. 
  • work on behalf of the iCCi to prepare monthly management accounts for the department and wider university. 
  • manage iCCi income and expenditure to ensure effective control and reporting is completed accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • provide timely information and training for non-finance staff to ensure they understand financial information presented to them and consistently apply the University’s finance policy. 
  • provide line management to the Finance Assistant whose specific responsibilities include the proactive and effective management of the Institute’s accounts. 

We are offering this role on a full time, ongoing basis

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: CSF-154-21-R

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely. 

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