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22 April 2024

Recruiting for Finance Manager

Could you be our next Finance Manager?

We’re looking for a Finance Manager to support our arts charity with effective bookkeeping, accounting and finance systems.

Art Reach, an inclusive arts and cultural charity located in Leicester, is currently seeking a talented part-time Finance Manager to join our team. At Art Reach, we are dedicated to connecting cultures through extraordinary art. We do this by commissioning bold, ambitious art and festivals that bring people together.

We also work across the country to provide consultancy and cultural development services to businesses and agencies in the arts and heritage sector, helping them to raise funds to realise their cultural projects.  The Finance Manager will have a crucial role in supporting our mission by leading all finance procedures and systems, ensuring optimum control and efficiency.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for implementing all finance procedures and systems (with clear audit trail) for optimum financial management and efficiency
  • Producing Xero month end reports, e.g. Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet and other financial reporting as required by the Board or Senior Management Team
  • Supporting the monthly budget and cashflow report for management reporting
  • Preparing and uploading quarterly VAT returns

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in financial management, along with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Xero Accounting. We are looking for someone with strong financial management and planning skills, who can work independently and meet deadlines under pressure. Experience in budget management, VAT returns, and end-of-year accounts is essential, with a professional qualification in finance (CCAB or equivalent) preferred.

If you are passionate about finance and making a difference through art and culture, we hope you will apply. Join us in creating extraordinary art that celebrates diversity and brings communities together.

Salary: £32,000 to £36,000 pro rata (dependent on experience)

Working hours: 7.5 hours a week (0.2 FTE)

Alternative employment terms (e.g. freelance) will be considered and applicants are asked to outline these in their application.

For more information download the Full Application Pack here.

To apply, please submit your application form, CV, a maximum two-page letter outlining your interest in the job and how you meet the person specification, and the online Equal Opportunities monitoring form by 11.59pm Monday 27 May 2024.

Please download the full job application pack from our website with details of alternative application formats if required.

The closing date for receipt of this application is Monday 27 May 2024. Interviews are planned to be online for the week of Monday 3 June.


How to apply:

Before applying, please ensure you have read the Background Information, Job Description and Person Specification provided in the Full Application Pack here.

To apply, please send the following documents to Lynn Simmonds, Executive Director, on

  1. A Cover Application Form >> Download here
  2. Your CV
  3. Maximum two-page letter outlining your interest in applying for the job, and how you meet the person specification
  4. Click here to find out online Equal Opportunities monitoring form. This is submitted separately to your application and will be used for statistical monitoring purposes only.


Art Reach is an inclusive organisation, from our trustees and team members to our audience and participants. We treat all job applicants equally, regardless of class, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in the cultural sector.

We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form.

A hand holding an origami bird.

Image: Drew Forsyth Photography

An audience member taking a picture of a light bulb which is part of a light installation.

Image: Bijash Chauhan Photography

Three people in front of a festival music stage holding a banner saying The Joy of Living.

Image: Drew Forsyth Photography

A close-up photo of a woman in a colourful carnival costume.


A performer on stilts wearing a gold suit stands between an audience and a big booth that has a DJ on top of it. They are performing at an outdoor arts festival.

Image: Pete Martin Photography

A performer sits on top of an artificial tree with the puppet of a bird in his hand.

Image: Pif-Paf