Hours: 26 hours/month – working hours to be agreed

Contract period: Permanent

Location: working from home or in the YNAT office (in Norwich Arts Centre)

Key working relationships: Director and treasurer

About the role
You will work closely with the Director to manage the finances of Young Norfolk Arts Trust, with the following key responsibilities:

  • Develop and review finance policies, controls, systems and procedures.
  • Ensure that payment runs are carried out on a regular basis and in accordance with terms.
  • Process financial transactions on Xero (income and payments), ensure bank and other control account reconciliations are kept up to date.
  • Manage the payroll (on Xero), salary reconciliations and pension scheme contributions including submission payroll returns to HMRC and pensions information to our pension provider (NEST) on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare the organisational budget, and project budgets as required.
  • Prepare management accounts (including balance sheet and funds analysis), organisational reforecasts and narrative summary to present to the Board of trustees.
  • Prepare financial information to support funding applications, and Arts Council England funding as necessary.
  • Work with the Independent Reviewer (currently Larking Gowen) to produce year end statutory accounts and submit (together with the Annual Return) to Charity Commission.

About Young Norfolk Arts Trust

Young Norfolk Arts provides opportunities for children and young people to create and engage with creativity and culture across Norfolk.

We hold the Young Norfolk Arts Festival (YNAF) – a celebration of creativity and performance by and for young people in Norfolk every year, and the Young Norfolk Visual Arts (YNVA) programme and exhibition. We also run the YNA Collective (YNAC), a volunteer group of 16-25 year olds with an interest in the arts and creative industries either as a hobby or as a career path.

We are run by a small group of employees, freelancers and volunteers, and have an office based at Norwich Arts Centre.

Key skills
The key skills we are looking for are:

  • You are a qualified accountant or in the process of becoming one.
  • You have expertise in using accounts and payroll software (we use Xero), and other office software (including spreadsheets).
  • You are able to communicate effectively with finance and non-finance colleagues at all levels, and to produce clear financial and narrative reports.
  • You are able to provide financial analysis to support key decision-making.
  • You are organised, methodical, strong on detail, and able to map out deadlines and plan ahead.
  • You are interested in people (working in a small, supportive team).
  • You are interested in the arts sector and work to support the creativity of young people.

Salary: £16.24 per hour

How to apply
Please send your cover letter (up to 300 words max) and your CV to director@youngnorfolkarts.org by Monday 5th June at midnight.