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 Manager, Front of House Manager, 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.

Location: 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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