Job Details
Post Title: Finance Manager
Tenure: Permanent, part-time (20 hours a week)
Salary: £35,000-39,000 pro-rata, according to experience
Location: Hybrid - Remote with regular days in the office in Kennington, South London
Responsible to: CEO
About Future Talent
Future Talent was founded in 2004 by HRH the Duchess of Kent and Nicholas Robinson, inspired by the Duchess’ years spent teaching music in a primary school in Hull where she encountered numerous gifted young musicians who faced barriers to their musical development and access to opportunities because of their financial background.

Future Talent aims to break down barriers, create opportunities and harness the power of music to achieve an equal reality where all gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds flourish. Our Junior and Development Programmes aim to support, develop and listen to the needs and aspirations of our young musicians by providing a range of development opportunities, such as expert masterclasses, unique workshops, one-to-one mentoring sessions and performance opportunities.

Each musician is also provided with crucial financial support, to help cover their musical costs, including instrument costs, sheet music and other equipment, music lessons and course fees.
The Opportunity
This new opportunity to work with a leading music charity comes at an exciting stage in our development. In 2024, Future Talent will reach a significant milestone; twenty years since the charity was founded by Katharine, the Duchess of Kent to support and inspire young musicians from low-income backgrounds. To mark this moment and celebrate the hundreds of musical young lives changed by the organisation, we are on the cusp of a major high profile two year project and fundraising campaign which will help to support disadvantaged and gifted young people for the next twenty years.

The Finance Manager will play an important role at this important time for the organisation, with responsibility for the charity’s finance function including day-to-day management and book-keeping as well as providing strategic support for the CEO and Finance Committee. You will produce monthly management reports in line with Future Talent’s reporting framework, create project budgets and reports for funders, and help to prepare the annual statutory financial statements and lead the relationship with the charity’s external auditors.
The Candidate
This role requires practical, hands-on experience of delivering the wide range of finance and accounting services required by a small business or charity; an excellent understanding of Accounting Principles; a knowledge of charity SORP and charity statutory accounting are highly desirable; solid experience of the audit and preparation of annual financial accounts are essential; you must already hold a full qualification in eitherACCA, ACA or CIMA; practical experience of preparing management and statutory reports is required; and experience of advising senior leadership on finance matters to inform strategic planning.

You will be highly motivated by the charity’s work with using music to unlock the potential of gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds; have a sound working knowledge of Xero and Microsoft Excel; strong attention to detail, producing work with a high level of accuracy; excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to use information effectively and apply sound judgement in order to make decisions.  You will be adaptable and organised in prioritising workloads; work effectively to deadlines and ensure your team can do the same with minimum supervision and demonstrate integrity, understanding the care needed with sensitive information.
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
Future Talent is committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining diverse candidates as it’s important that our organisation reflects the communities we serve at every level. We especially welcome applications from people from under-represented groups and are committed to making adjustments that would support you in applying for or carrying out the role. We are currently under-represented by Disabled and neurodivergent people, people who belong to the global majority and from the LGBTQ community.
Key Responsibilities
・Preparing the charity’s monthly Management Accounts
・Preparing the charity’s Annual Accounts, working with auditors/accountants
・Reporting and liaison with the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee
・Budget forecasting and working with the CEO to prepare the annual budgets and cashflow
・Setting up and overseeing the charity’s financial procedures and controls
・Preparation of project budgets, financial reporting to funders and maintaining restricted fund accounts
・Management of the charity’s bank accounts
・Day to day book-keeping and financial management including:
         - petty cash, data entry, invoicing and payments
         - maintaining donation records within the charity’s CRM(Apricot)
         - managing donation platforms including CAF Donate
         - management of payroll
・Gift Aid claims
・Debtors, creditors and control accounts.

・Contributing to ensuring that all Health and Safety regulations are adhered to
・Contributing to ensuring that all Safeguarding procedures are met
・Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
・Participating in training and development activities as required and to assist with training and development of colleagues as appropriate.
Person Specification
・You must already hold a full qualification in either ACCA, ACA or CIMA
・At least five years’ accounting experience
・Familiarity with statutory requirements, charity finance, law, taxation, audit
・Grant financial monitoring and reporting Understanding of GDPR requirements
・Have a commitment to continuing professional development and improving their professional practice
・A commitment to equality and diversity.

・Experience of working in a small charity
・Knowledge of charity SORP
・Understanding of HR Management principles
・Experience of using Xero and Apricot CRM
・Experience of engaging in musical activities (at any level)
・Awareness of issues facing people with disabilities
・Understanding of the potential of IT and new technology within a creative organisation
How to Apply
Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to
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Key Dates
Applications will close at 0900 on Monday 24 April 2023.
First round interviews will take place on Zoom w/c 24 April.
Second round interviews will take place in person in central London w/c 8th May.
If you have any queries, please contact CEO Clare Cook at

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