Finance Officer, Hay Festival


Hay Festival is one of the worlds’ leading art and literature festivals, binging readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in events live and online. 

We are seeking an experienced Finance Officer. This is a job for an extremely organised, confident and proactive multi-tasker, it requires an abundance of energy, resourcefulness and a keen eye for detail.

General Duties 

  • Manage payroll and pension function and ensure all returns and payments are made accurately and on time.
  • Prepare and supply financial management information for budget holders to facilitate management of their budgets
  • Understanding of projects and programmes to support international programme teams regarding budgets and costs. 
  • Reconcile monthly credit card accounts and post to relevant expenditure codes.
  • Reconcile all card sales transactions
  • Identify opportunities to claim Gift Aid and process and manage all gift aid claims
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Participate in the preparation of statutory accounts and compile relevant schedules and analysis. 
  • Implement a grant management system to ensure reporting requirements are met and to inform cash flow management.
  • Manage petty cash
  • Maintain nominal, sales and purchase ledger.
  • Credit Control.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset Register
  • Produce quarterly VAT returns

  Person Specification - Essential 

  • Proven track record in Financial Management.
  • Knowledge of VAT schemes including partial exemption and EU VAT.
  • Experience and knowledge of working in the charity sector.
  • Highly organised and motivated.  Excellent written communication and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Sage Payroll and Xero accounting systems   

A full job description can be found at

To apply please send a letter explaining how your experience fits the role, and a copy of your CV to 

We are looking to appoint as soon as possible, so may ask prospective candidates for an interview immediately and before the closing date. 

Closing date - Friday 7th October – 12.00pm

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