The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction, leading science research centre and commercial event space. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens, both in our London and Tring museums, spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.
The Museum is a diverse organisation primarily funded by Government grant-in-aid; other income generating activities include ticketed exhibitions, Science research and consultancy, retail and catering. We are now embarking on a major capital investment and fund-raising programme to deliver our mission, and transform our offer.
We will soon launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.
About the role
You will provide support to our Programme Management Office (PMO) by leading on programme and project budgets and forecasts, producing accurate and timely financial reports for both income and expenditure and proactively assisting in all aspects of the programmes' financial management.
The finance system we use is Access Dimensions, with an end user interface, Focal Point, which allows individuals to raise and manage purchase orders, expense claims and sales transactions. It is also used to store and manage project information, including (but not limited to) financial information.
Leading on the financial reporting for the priority capital and innovation programmes, you will provide forward-looking, accurate and relevant management information to Project managers and other stakeholders, through the provision of relevant monthly reports, cash flow forecasts, reconciliations and KPI's.
You will be part qualified or equivalent experience and studying towards an accountancy qualification e.g. ACCA or CIMA, with substantial experience in a management/project accounts function, working with stakeholders and intermediate/advanced MS Excel knowledge and experience. You will bring with you experience of control account reconciliations to an advanced level and some accounting package experience.
Fixed Term Contract, until Nov 2020
Applications closing 9am on 24/09/2019