Finance Officer Sought

21 - 08

June, 2024 - July, 2024

5:00 pm


About the event



Theatre Royal is seeking applications for an experienced, highly motivated Finance Officer to join our team in a busy, dynamic arts led theatre venue located in Waterford City.

Job Title:                            Finance Officer

Reporting to:                    Theatre Director

Responsible for:             Administrating the financials operations of the Theatre Royal

Location:                           Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford

Remuneration:                 Part-time position, 24 hours




Reporting to the Theatre Director, the Finance Officer is a key position within the theatre management team. Theatre Royal is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Charity which is governed by a Board of Directors.

The organisations management team comprises of the Theatre Director, Technical Manager, Marketing & Communications Manager, Box Office & FOH Managers and the Finance Officer.


This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to consolidate their career in accounting, financial and venue administration.


Key Responsibilities & Duties


Primary Responsibilities

  • Preparation and reporting of accurate and timely management accounts, the analysis of variances, cash flows, annual audit and financial reporting
  • Preparation and delivery of accounts to trial balance stage to auditor and management of delivery of annual accounts from auditor
  • Processing of supplier invoices and preparation of payments thereof
  • Reconciling and processing daily Box Office returns, bar sales, show settlements and company bank accounts.
  • Reconciliation and payments of VAT, PRSI, PAYE and USC.
  • Processing of payroll including the processing of weekly and monthly payments and pension schemes as appropriate
  • Preparation and processing of monthly creditors’ reports including supplier statement reconciliations and investigation of anomalies
  • With the Theatre Director liaising with funders regarding grant payments
  • Weekly show reconciliation and payments


Areas of Financial Administration Covered


  • With Theatre Director & Administration team ensuring accurate records are maintained on Theatre Royal’s profile with the Charities Regulatory Authority, submitting annual audit


Support to the Theatre Director


  • Undertaking other administrative finance duties as may be reasonably required and agreed with the Theatre Director


Candidate Requirements


  • With qualification a minimum of three years’ experience in a busy finance department
  • Qualified Accounting Technician or part-qualified Accountant, or a minimum of 5 years’ experience will be accepted in lieu of a qualification.
  • Experience of processing payroll and working knowledge of PAYE and payroll software
  • Experience in generating VAT returns and working knowledge of relevant software.
  • Experience in all aspects of financial reporting; producing monthly management accounts; liaising with the auditors/accountants on year-end statutory accounts; reporting to budget managers and reconciliation procedures.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Thesaurus, Sage and basic knowledge of Word and PowerPoint



Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following qualities:


  • Excellent communication skills
  • An enthusiastic approach to work
  • Capacity to work under pressure and against project/funding/other deadlines
  • The ability to work in a constructive manner within a small team
  • Natural problem solver
  • Brilliant time management
  • Natural aptitude for figures and attention to detail


Terms & Conditions of Employment:


  • Part-time: 24 hours per week, with the normal working administration week being Monday to Thursday
  • Based at Theatre Royal, Waterford City


How to Apply


Applicants are requested to provide:

  • Cover letter outlining your suitability to the role and what you would bring to the organisation
  • A most recent relevant CV
  • Names and contact details of 2 relevant referees


Applications to be submitted by email to , reference Application for Finance Officer role.

Application deadline Monday 8th July, 4pm


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