Arts Council of Wales | Director of Finance and Business Services

Director of Finance and Business Services

18 Apr 2019

£53,508 - £72,012 (pay award pending) doe + excellent pension + flexible working

Passionate about the Arts in Wales? Then help us fulfil our Vision -"A creative Wales where Arts is central to the life and well-being of the nation"!

The Arts Council of Wales exists to support and develop the Arts in Wales. It does so for the benefit of people throughout Wales and to promote Welsh art internationally.
Established by Royal Charter, it is also a Welsh Government Sponsored Body, a National Lottery distributor and a registered Charity.

The Director of Finance and Business Services role represents an excellent opportunity for a talented Executive/Senior Finance professional to assume a key leadership, working at the highest levels with one of Wales’ largest charitable organisations.

As a member of the Arts Council of Wales’ Senior Leadership Team, Council’s principal executive decision-making body, the Director of Finance and Business Services will play an important role in helping to ensure the effective management of the Arts Council’s finances, resources, assets and people. An essential part of this is providing assurance that Council’s affairs are being managed in an accountable and appropriate manner.

The Director of Finance and Business Services is expected to lead the delivery of a high quality internal and external Finance service, as well as the ICT and Facilities services. The Director provides strategic leadership on all matters relating to financial management and control, statutory reporting, and internal and external audit. Working with Council and the Chief Executive, the Director of Finance and Business Services devises sustainable and viable financial strategies that enable Council to deliver its priorities.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/CIPFA/ACCA). They will also have substantial professional experience of operating at a senior management level in a similar role within a complex financial and regulatory environment. Experience of working in the public sector or with a major charity would be an advantage but is not essential.

We work in both English and Welsh and fluency in Welsh (both written and spoken) is desirable but not essential for this post.

We offer a wide range of benefits including flexible working hours/pattern, generous holidays and a final salary pension.

A comprehensive candidate pack can be found on the Managing Consultant’s website, which includes both a timetable and details of how to apply. To find out more, please visit
For an informal confidential discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultant, Sian Drinkwater on 029 2240 0294.

Closing date: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday 18th April 2019
Interview date: Thursday 16th May 2019

We operate an Equal Opportunities Recruitment Policy and welcome applications from all sections of the community in Welsh or English.

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