Purpose of the Role
To undertake a variety of tasks within the finance department, with the primary focus on Payroll. Providing support to budget holders and non-finance team members.
Theatr Clwyd is a cultural hub, producing world-class theatre in the hills of North Wales. Since 1976 we have been serving our communities and delivering the highest quality theatre and arts experience for the people of North Wales and beyond.
Our mission is increasingly important to us in all that we do.
To make the world a happier place, one moment at a time.
We are fortunate enough to be one of very few theatres in the UK to build sets, make costumes, paint scenery and create props inhouse. These essential theatre making skills ensure that we can push theatrical boundaries to create stunning shows from the seed of a writer’s imagination. Since 2018 this has been recognised by the theatre industry with awards from UK Theatre, The Stage and the Olivier’s.
The development of theatre makers in our community is key to sustaining Wales and the UK’s cultural sector. We have spaces for writers and companies dovetailed with technical apprenticeships and trainee directors to create a building which supports emerging creatives in developing artistic excellence.
We use our skills to underpin social transformation in our communities. We creatively address social and educational challenges such as youth justice while bridging social and economic divides. We recognise the immediate impact and long term benefits the arts can provide to aid psychological and physical wellbeing. We collaborate with Wales’ largest NHS health board and local social services to meet the challenges facing health and social care by supporting our communities.
We have a recent annual turnover of around £7m and are funded by a combination of Arts Council Wales, Flintshire County Council, box office ticket sales, commercial income and fundraising from individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate sponsorship.
Hours: 20 hours per week
Starting Salary: £20,914 pro-rata
Responsible to: Head of Finance
Responsible for: N/A
Closing Date: Wednesday 18th May 2022, 5pm
Duties and Responsibilities
- Proven practical experience of finance and finance systems, preferably within an arts organisation.
- Experience of Payroll processing
- Excellent IT skills with a high level of competence in Excel.
- Excellent Organisational and time management skills – able to organise, prioritise and complete tasks within set time frames.
- Excellent communication skills and the confidence to make a full contribution to the overall direction of the organisation.
- The ability to work accurately with methodical attention to detail.
- A friendly, professional manner.
- The ability to be an effective team player and engage in all theatre activities.
- A flexible, hands-on approach with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
- A professional accountancy qualification.
- Spoken and written Welsh.
- A commitment to artistic excellence
- An understanding of contemporary issues in financial management in the arts sector or the interest and ability to assimilate these rapidly.
- A working knowledge of purchase and sales ledger and credit control functions.
- An interest in working within the performing arts sector and arts administration.
- Full driving licence.
The Finance Department at Theatr Clwyd are responsible for organising the financial and accounting affairs of the theatre, including the preparation and presentation of appropriate accounts, and the provision of financial information for staff and stakeholders.