Work with us: current vacancies

Thank you for your interest, we are currently recruiting for the following job:


XERO Finance Manager 

Are you a finance wizard with a love of the arts? Do you have a passion for numbers and order? Culture24 is looking for a part-time Finance Manager to join our team based in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine.

You’ll need to have proven experience of financial management and bookkeeping using Xero accountancy software.  Your work will include managing all of our financial transactions, preparing the accounts for audit and working closely with our Chief Executive, Jane Finnis, on budgeting and financial reporting. Initially the job will also include the setting up of the company accounts in Xero (we will be migrating from Sage for the financial year 17/18).

Hours:  Ten hours a week (plus a number of additional days to be agreed at the start to work with the accountants and the CEO setting up the accounts in XERO for the first time)

Contract: Freelance contract (we would consider a PAYE contract if preferred)

Salary: £15 per hour

Location: Culture24’s Brighton office


How to apply

To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter telling us why you are the right person for the job and addressing how you meet all essential aspects of the person specification.

Email to:

Deadline is 5pm, Tuesday 28th March 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 5th April


Job Description 

Overall purpose:

Management of all company financial systems using Xero accountancy software

Financial monitoring, budgeting and bookkeeping

Supporting the Chief Executive in financial planning

To be the first point of contact on all finance matters

Key responsibilities:

Maintaining accurate records of all financial activity and project budgets

Preparation of accounts for audit and direct liaison with the appointed auditors

Processing of all invoices, payments and banking including HMRC payments

Coordination of all financial reporting to funding agencies in line with relevant funding agreements

Preparation of management accounts

Specific tasks

Working with the CEO and the accountants to set the company accounts up on Xero for the first time.

Cost centre accounting within Xero to enable project monitoring and reporting

Coordination and payment of staff salaries, staff expenses and childcare payments

Preparation of quarterly financial management reports for the board of trustees

Work with the CEO on financial planning, resource management and up to date reporting of all project budgets

Responsibility for filing annual returns with Companies House and the Charity Commission

Working with all staff to monitor budgetary control for all projects

Liaison with company accountants for all PAYE, preparation of accounts, legal submission   and audit preparations

Posting and reconciling bank statements

VAT returns

And any other “ad-hoc” duties as assigned by line manager


Person specification



Minimum of three year track record of financial management, budgeting and the preparation of accounts in readiness for audit

Demonstrable experience in the preparation of financial information, management accounts and monitoring of income and expenditure across different budgets

Proven understanding and experience of company accounting, book-keeping procedures

Excellent working knowledge of Xero accounting software


Highly numerate with confidence in dealing with financial information

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and confident phone manner

Systematic approach to coordination of tasks and time management

Ability to prioritise and manage tasks to set deadlines

Excellent knowledge of office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and accountancy software


Goal oriented and self-motivated with high energy levels

Friendly and patient in approach to partners and colleagues



Knowledge of charitable accounting and reporting

Understanding of the cultural or not-for profit sectors

Passionate about arts and culture