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Finance Officer - Royal Society of Arts

Job Description

Applications closed: 
April 29, 2024
Posted on: 
April 19, 2024

Are you an experienced Finance Officer looking for your next challenge?

Do you want to work for an exciting social change organisation with the mission of enabling people, places and the planet to flourish?

With our new Design for Life strategy, we are embarking on the next chapter in our 270 years’ strong history of social impact, with a range of interventions to unite people and ideas to turn world changing ideas into world changing actions.

In order to apply, please click ‘apply for this job’ on our recruitment page and submit your CV. You will also be required to answer a series of questions. You do not need to submit a cover letter.

Please submit your application through the RSA website. We cannot accept applications via email. All applications will receive an automated response.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on 29 April 2024. However, screening and interviews will be ongoing, so we may close the vacancy early if sufficient exceptional candidates apply.  Please get your application in as soon as possible.

Please note that we cannot accept late, incomplete applications, and we can only consider candidates who apply through the online application process.


We’re looking for a Finance Officer to help us achieve real impact by keeping abreast of sources of income and expenditure across the RSA group, and working proactively to ensure that purchases and income are invoiced, recorded correctly and efficiently and cash is received as soon as possible.

​This role is based from RSA House in London for at least three days per week, with hybrid flexibility for the remaining days.

Job Requirements

What we look for in a successful Finance Officer candidate:

  • Good organisational and administrative skills including a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, even under pressure.
  • Personable, with great communication skills and the ability to build relationships.
  • A professional and proactive outlook with the ability to take responsibility and personal ownership over tasks.
  • Experience with purchase/ sales ledger and cash book within a finance department, working with a mid-level accounting package.

To find out more about this role, please download our job description here.

Inclusion Statement

As a social change organisation, we believe everyone, regardless of visible or invisible difference, should be welcomed to participate in creating a better future.  

We aspire to maximum inclusion in our work and endeavour to challenge systemic inequity and all forms of discrimination.  We therefore welcome applications from everybody who is committed to our vision and values and can demonstrate the skills, competencies and experience required for the role applied for.

Read full our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here.

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