Shakespeare Schools Foundation seeks Festival Finance Assistant

Closing Date: 15 September 2019

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Location: London

Remuneration: £60 per day



Salary: £60 per day
Terms: 11 weeks full time (opportunity to work occasional Sundays in December)
Location: Westminster
Start date: 7th October 2019
End date: 23rd December 2019
To apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter telling us how you meet our requirements to Please use the heading “Festival Finance Assistant application”
Deadline for applications: 15th September 2019
Interviews: W/C 23rd September 2019

About us:

At Shakespeare Schools Foundation we use the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives.
At our core is the Festival; SSF uses a rigorous and supportive process to train teachers and young people in an active and ambitious way of working with Shakespeare. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings in professional theatres – hundreds of nights across the country, every autumn in the world’s largest youth drama festival.

Where do you fit in?

This is an office-based role, working with the Finance team and reporting to the Finance Officer. The main purpose of the position is to help process payments for the 100 temporary staff taken on to deliver the 2019 Festival and to help keep track of box office sales over the 300 performance nights. You will also provide general support during the delivery stage through provision of administrative and logistical support to contribute to a smooth-running and efficient Festival.

Tasks and responsibilities:

• Checking invoices and expenses from the Festival and preparing them for data entry
• Posting invoices and expenses onto Sage
• Setting up payments on Bankline (NatWest)
• Helping to chase outstanding payments from schools
• Obtaining and logging daily box office sales figures
• Pursuing outstanding box office sales figures for theatres
• Responding to queries and questions relating to the Festival
• Liaising with our freelance and Festival teams
• Any other tasks as required by the Finance team

Profile of our ideal candidate:

You are well organised and numerate, with excellent attention to detail, methodical in processing and checking data. It is also important that you are comfortable working with systems and are IT literate.
You will often be contacting our freelance staff or theatres so good communication skills are essential.
You are flexible, open, keen to learn and willing to contribute to our energetic Finance team and the SSF team as a whole.

Skills required:
• Excellent attention to detail
• Good levels of numeracy
• Methodical approach
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work well both within a team and independently
• Ability to deal with a range of people: office colleagues, freelance staff and technicians
• Easy and friendly manner
• Good patience

Experience in any of the following areas is not a requirement but may be an advantage:
• Familiarity with Sage
• Familiarity with Bankline (NatWest)
• Familiarity with Gmail and Excel
• Some experience of working in a busy office environment (preferably a Finance department)