Kensington and Chelsea, London




£40000 - £46000 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time


0207 942 5000

Senior Financial Accountant

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity's needs with those of the natural world.

It is custodian of one of the world's most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes - which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role

You will report to the Head of Finance, overseeing both the Finance Operations and Financial Accounts teams, with responsibility for all statutory and external reporting, taxation, fixed assets and treasury management.

The finance system is Access Dimensions, with an end user interface, Focal Point, which enables staff to raise and manage purchase orders, expense claims and sales transactions. Focal Point is also used to store and manage primarily, but not limited to, financial information for projects / activities.

About you

You will be a qualified accountant or finalist with demonstratable experience. You will have experience in a financial accounts function, managing staff, working with both internal and external stakeholders and intermediate/advanced MS Excel knowledge and skills. You will be proactive, an excellent communicator with a "customer first" approach and able to utilise application functionality in an efficient and effective way.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 20 January 2021

Interviews expected Wednesday 27 Jan; second round Friday 29 Jan

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