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Head of Financial Operations and Control

Allen Lane Limited
London (Greater)
£65,000 - £70,000
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

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My client has been a beacon of art education, conservation, and curation, boasting a world-class university renowned for its expertise in art history. The gallery, at the heart of their mission, welcomes individuals of all backgrounds to engage with art, embodying our founding principle of making 'art for all' a reality.


Financial operations are at the core of supporting the organisation's multifaceted activities. As such, we are seeking a Head of Financial Operations and Control who can effectively lead our financial function to ensure strong compliance, efficient management of financial operations, and accurate external reporting across the organisation.


The Head of Financial Operations and Control will provide invaluable financial guidance, enabling us to maintain the highest level of fiscal stewardship. Your key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the production of the statutory annual accounts, subsidiary financial statements, and the annual external audit; Overseeing financial accounting and information services, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed asset accounting, treasury management, and taxation;
  • Being committed to spearheading digitalisation, including leading the design, implementation and review of systems, processes and procedures; Building and inspiring a high performing team.


We are in search of an exceptionally motivated and dynamic financial expert with a wealth of experience in financial control, auditing, treasury management and systems implementation. This role is ideal for someone who thrives on hands-on involvement, possesses boundless energy, and is driven to make a substantial impact on the financial operations and strategic financial insight provided to our institution.


This is a remarkable opportunity for an accomplished and driven finance professional to play a pivotal role in our institution.


Recruitment timetable:

Application deadline:              Sunday 18th February, midnight

Shortlisting:                               Thursday 22nd February

First stage interviews:             26th & 28th February

2nd Interview:                            6th & 7th March


We are proud to partner exclusively with Allen Lane for the recruitment of this role. To apply please send your CV and supporting statement to via the link by 18th February.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Bryony Thomas via the agency website.

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