Financial Controller - Pitlochry

Circa £50,000 + Full Benefits + Hybrid Working
Ref: 56 Date Posted: Wednesday 01 May 2024

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is Scotland's largest building-based producing theatre company.  It is a haven for artists, set in the breath-taking Highland Perthshire surroundings.  The range and scale of the work we create here - in the only fully end-to-end production facility of its kind in Scotland, and delivered through and entrepreneurial business model - ensures that we play a unique role in the nation's theatre sector.


It's an exciting time to be joining the Theatre in this newly created role.  As well as continuing to produce exceptional work and investing further in Scotland's creative talent, we are also midway through a major capital development programme which will see us reduce our carbon footprint, improve accessibility, and ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the Theatre.


We are more than a venue; we're a community hub, and a home for transformative experiences.  This is an incredibly exciting time for the Theatre as we continue to develop our programmes and physical home, and control of our finances has never been more crucial.  As part of a small core finance team, you will be responsible for bringing clarity to a complex business model and support the team in our mission to create life-changing experiences through the arts.  Specifically, your duties will include but not be limited to:


  • Production and review of monthly management accounts with detailed commentary and analysis - paying particular attention to key drivers of business performance
  • Support the external audit process and the preparation of financial accounts
  • Preparation of finance papers for the Board of Trustees and the Audit Committee
  • Support the Director of Finance with a wide variety of strategic and commercial activities as well as the production of budgets, forecasts and re-forecasts
  • Preparation of quarterly Board Packs


Ideal Candidate Profile

In order to be successful, it is anticipated that you will be a fully qualified accountant with post-qualified experience gained in a constantly evolving, cash-focussed organisation.  Irrespective of background, you will have a keen eye for detail and be able to offer commercial insight and analysis to support the decision making process.  Crucial to your success will be your ability to solve problems and demonstrate initiative whilst influencing a wide and varied stakeholder base.  These will include others in the finance function, internal and external production and creative teams, external advisors, the Artistic Director, the CEO and the Board.  Experience of Xero Accounting software would be particularly attractive.


Application Notes


If you would like to learn more about us as an organisation and the opportunity itself, please do not hesitate to speak with our retained advisor, Ivan McGeorge of McGeorge Appointments Ltd.  Ivan would be delighted to engage with you a formal/informal basis - in complete confidence and without obligation.  Please note that all direct or third party applications will be sent to Ivan for review.


We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone regardless of race, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.


We thank you for your interest in the Theatre and we look forward to receiving your application in due course.

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