Finance Business Partner - Financial Accounts

Cardiff Permanent £50,000 - £55,000 per year
  • A great opportunity to join Museum Wales
  • Hybrid working - 2 days a week in the office minimum

About Our Client

With the support of Welsh Government, Amgueddfa Cymru/Museum Wales has been supporting and engaging with communities within Wales for many years. We believe our current Strategy 2030 represents a step change in how we can contribute to building a better Wales.

We have a rich heritage of world famous collections, producing inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions and curating historic buildings and attractions that draw in millions of visitors from across the globe each year. Working alongside prominent partners in the culture and heritage sector, we also have a strong reputation both domestically and internationally.

Amgueddfa Cymru/Museum Wales has 8 visitor centres spread throughout Wales;

  • Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd - National Museum Cardiff, based in Cardiff City centre.
  • Amgueddfa Lechi Cymru - National Slate Museum based in Llanberis, North Wales.
  • Amgueddfa Wlân Cymru - National Wool Museum based in Llandysul, Carmarthenshire.
  • Amgueddfa Genedlaethol y Glannau - National Waterfront Museum, based in Swansea.
  • Y Ganolfan Gasgliadau Genedlaethol - National Collections Centre, Based in Cardiff.
  • Sain Ffagan Amgueddfa Werin Cymru - St Fagans National Museum of History, based in Cardiff.
  • Amgueddfa Lleng Rufeinig Cymru - National Roman Legion Museum, based in Caerleon, Newport.
  • Big Pit Amgueddfa Lofaol Cymru - Big Pit National Coal Museum, based in Pontypool, Torfaen.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Accountant to join Museum Wales as a Finance Business Partner - Financial Accounting.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will:

  • Plan and oversee Financial Accounting services including maintaining private funds records, management of payments and income team (4 staff), administering payments runs and dealing with purchase ledger queries, overseeing bank and cash management services.
  • Prepare annual statutory accounts and audit working papers for Museum (with Head of Finance), trading subsidiary and joint venture.
  • Be part of trading subsidary senior management team, which is responsible for trading subsidiary strategy
  • Support departments in developing commercial/cost recovery income generation
  • As part of the department management team, develop and implement systems and procedures, and ensure good communication with departments across Amgueddfa Cymru.
  • Provide targeted financial advice to heads of department to help meet budgeted requirements, improve performance, and meet goals of the organisation

Your Key objectives will be to;

  • Ensure that Financial Accounting services are provided to a high standard, complying with legislation and regulations, and on a timely basis.
  • Produce the Annual statutory accounts for the Museum, Trading Subsidiary and Joint Venture are completed to deadline with a 'clean' audit report.
  • Ensure Finance systems and procedures that are fit for purpose and meet legislative and best practice requirements.
  • Ensure Private Funds records are up-to-date, reconciled and accurate, and reports made on a timely basis.
  • Ensure and produce and maintain accurate financial records for the Joint Venture.
  • Work with the Income Generation Team on initiatives and developed with realistic net income projections


The Successful Applicant

The knowledge and qualifications you'll need…

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIPFA accountant; or Qualified by Experience with extensive relevant experience
  • Knowledge of computer based financial accounting systems
  • Good knowledge of Windows-based software packages, including spreadsheets

The experience you'll need…

  • Extensive experience of preparing final statutory accounts with supporting working papers, including reconciled control accounts, and liasing with auditors
  • Staff supervision
  • Developing and implementing financial procedures
  • Providing financial information for and appraising income generation initiatives
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts and reporting thereon


What's on Offer

The Museum offers a wide range of benefits.

The post holder will have the following benefits;

Current Salary - up to £55,500. 

Annual Leave - 27 days on appointment, rising to 32 days after 5 years' service, plus a privilege day at Christmas and 8 bank holidays (for full-time staff)

Pension - We operate a Career Average Revalued Earnings occupational pension scheme. 9% Employee contributions, 12.8% Employer contributions.

Flexitime - In order to enable staff to meet their work-life balance requirements and help manage their time as effectively as possible, we operate a flexitime system.

Hours of work - 35 per week. the role will require you to attend the National Museum Cardiff, 2 days a week minimum.


Ross Brown
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Phone number
+44 2920 642 038

Job summary

Job function
Financial Accounting
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Ross Brown
Consultant phone
+44 2920 642 038
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