Director of Finance and Operations
The CMI currently incorporates Scotland’s leading independent cinema, Filmhouse, the world’s longest continually running film festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Filmhouse Café Bar, and the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen. It is also involved in a wide range of sectoral partnerships, including Scottish Film, Festivals Edinburgh, Scottish Film Talent Network and Edinburgh Cultural Venues.
We have major ambitions to develop in the coming years and are seeking a Director of Finance and Operations to play a critical part in delivering against those ambitions – including the physical development of a reimagined Filmhouse.
The role will be diverse with leadership required across two distinct areas: Governance and Finance, and Business Systems and Operations (including Commercial Trading).
As Director of Finance and Operations, you will ensure effective legal, financial and regulatory compliance of all aspects of the business and support the effective operation of the Board and Audit and Risk Committee. You will be able to drive organisational change, whilst delivering key day-to-day business objectives in an efficient and effective manner. In addition, you will offer support in securing appropriate levels of income, investment and funds to drive the ambitions of the organisation.
We are seeking an individual with a sound understanding of the aims and values of the CMI, who can take a lead role in delivering success. The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant, with experience in producing management accounts, and with experience in charity finance, supported by experience and understanding of Companies House and OSCR reporting requirements. They will have a strong operational focus, and be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, strong people management and proven business acumen. Managing a wide set of responsibilities within a complex work environment is crucial to this role, and so the ideal candidate must be adaptable and committed to excellence.
The job description and person specification can be downloaded here.
For a confidential discussion about the role and the organisation, please contact Steven Murray at Aspen People on 0131 297 6980.
To apply, please fill out the short form below and submit your CV and covering letter. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact Donna Sweeny on 0141 212 7555.
Closing Date: Friday 31st May