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Financial Controller
Institute of Contemporary Arts
January 2022
For 75 years, the ICA has used its buildings and platform to celebrate the arts, influence culture, and bring people together to share radically progressive ideas. As we face some of the most complex ecological, economic and social justice challenges ever seen, both nationally and globally, the ICA’s critical approach is needed more than ever. Over seven decades, the ICA has staged numerous groundbreaking exhibitions and legendary concerts, and its cinema continues to be a major voice in independent film. Today, our programme – across exhibitions, performance, cinema and film, theatre, music, architecture, design – is dedicated to issues of racial justice, social justice, and the championing of voices at the forefront of progressive culture.

The ICA seeks a proactive and experienced Financial Controller, with a relevant accounting qualification, to oversee the day to day running of the finance department, ensuring accurate financial accounting. Managing the payroll process and cash resources, working in co-operation with the Director of Finance producing robust management accounts, forecasts and budgets, managing ad hoc finance projects and ensuring strong internal financial control systems are implemented and effectively operated.

The Financial Controller will exercise strong financial control whilst successfully managing the day-to-day finance function and will carry out necessary accounting work. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced and qualified individual with an analytical mind and a proven track record of managing a finance team within a small to medium-sized organisation.

Contract: Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week) 

Salary: £40,000 per annum 

Job Description and Person Specification

To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter, stating your notice period, to jobs@ica.art

Closing date: Sunday 30 January 2022

We will be shortlisting on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is committed to upholding the Equality Act 2010 and encouraging equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by the ICA.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities, and industries, and we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. Whilst some of our offices have barriers to access, we are taking steps to resolve these, and in the meantime continue to encourage interest from applicants who require reasonable adjustments within the workplace.

Equal Opportunities

Please also submit an equal opportunities form along with your application. The data you submit will help us enhance the diversity of our workforce. Submitting this form is voluntary and does not affect your application for the role. Applications are shortlisted anonymously and your equal opportunities data will only be used to help ensure our shortlist is diverse representation of the best applications received. After the shortlisting, your equal opportunities form is separated from the rest of the documents you submit and the data is retained without any personally identifying information. Your equal opportunities form is subsequently deleted.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is committed to up-holding the Equality Act 2010 and encouraging equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by the ICA.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. Whilst some of our offices have barriers to access, we are taking steps to resolve these, and in the meantime continue to encourage interest from applicants who require reasonable adjustments within the workplace.