ACAVA: Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art

Finance Manager

Term of contract: Full-time, permanent
Hours: 37.5 hrs p/w (average) worked within core office hours, Mon-Fri, some working time flexibility is possible
Salary: £32-35k pa, contributory pension, 22 days holiday p/a plus bank holidays
Location: ACAVA’s offices at 54 Blechynden Street, London W10
Reports to: CEO
Line manages: Finance Officer (p/t)

ACAVA is a leading artists’ studio provider, arts organisation and educational charity that operates a portfolio of 20 buildings, providing studios for almost 500 artists, mostly in London, but also in Essex and Stoke-on-Trent.

We regularly work with external partners, including: arts organisations; schools; HEIs; the NHS; clinical commissioning groups; local authorities; trusts and foundations and statutory funders such as Arts Council England.

Our charitable purpose is fulfilled through our socially engaged public programmes that engage and empower diverse communities by enabling them to create visual arts and culture.

ACAVA operates from its purpose-built accessible offices, studios and community workshop in North Kensington. We have established strong relationships with the diverse communities in the area over the past twenty years. Located close to Grenfell Tower, we support local people, community groups, third sector and voluntary organisations to provide artistic opportunities to memorialise and recover from the Grenfell Tower fire.

We also deliver a range of arts related services and programmes, including: professional development; exhibitions; talks; residencies; commissioning and consultancy.

Purpose of role

Undertake all day to day accounting and bookkeeping duties, ensuring accuracy of the information and the timely submission of accounts and payroll.

In conjunction with the p/t Director of Finance, prepare monthly management accounts and end of year accounts.

Professionally represent ACAVA in negotiations with suppliers and partners, communicating in a clear and professional manner at all times.

To apply

Download an application pack, read the job profile and follow the instructions in the pack.

Your completed application documents should be sent to

Closing date for applications: midnight on 10 September 2019
Interviews: week commencing 16 September 2019
Start date: asap following appointment