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Finance Manager, House of Architecture Programme

RIBA 1834 Ltd
London (Central), London (Greater)
c£64,500 per annum, based upon experience and location
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.



RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.


Salary: c£64,500 per annum, based upon experience and location

Location: London/Hybrid working

Hours: 35 hours per week, fixed term contract (24 months)


Why Join us?


Our Benefits:


RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays and paid closure of 3 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year. For more details on our benefits click here


About the Role


The HOAP is an £85M complex and four year programme incorporating 5 workstreams (the HQ building, the transition decant space, Collections, Digital and Fundraising. Each workstream may have multiple projects within it, especially Digital. The HOAP is a programme that sits within the RIBA Group as a whole.


As part of the RIBA finance function, the Finance Manager will produce the HOAP monthly management accounts, quarterly forecast, annual Budget and 5-year business plan, which will include detailed and summary analysis, in numerical, graphical and written formats when required in collaboration with workstream budget holders and RIBA Group Finance Business Partners.


The post holder will also provide ad-hoc collaborative support to senior colleagues with updating financial forecasts after HOAP supplier contracts are signed, alongside assist with the costing and pricing of HOAP business cases, including appropriate cost-benefit analysis of both financial and non-financial aspects to ensure that they are realistic, comprehensive, achievable and that a post-implementation review is undertaken.


In addition, the role holder will work with RIBA’s Finance colleagues to help ensure that the finance system fully and accurately reflects the HOAP financial information, along with develop any bespoke reports relating to the HOAP financials, when required.


Finally, the post holder will ensure that the purchase-to-payment process relating to the HOAP operates effectively, which will include ensuring that POs are approved by HOAP budget holders and HOAP related invoices are coded and processed through the RIBA finance system on a timely basis.


What are we looking for?


  • Significant experience in a Management Accounting, Finance Business Partner or Finance Manager role.
  • Be able to support with budget preparation, long term business planning and supporting preparation of business cases for new activities. Ideally experience with large scale programmes.
  • A qualified chartered accountant. Finance business partnering experience in developing different kinds of financial reports, using forecasting and historical financial information for various audiences.
  • Experience handling the purchase-to-pay finance process, including raising purchase orders and coding and tracking of project invoices and costs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to tailor reports to their audience.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience with using and writing reports from the Finance system Open Accounts is desirable.
  • Experience of business case financials and funder reporting may also be required.


Morgan Spencer is acting as the employment agency advisor to The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on this appointment.


To submit a cv and cover letter for this position or to get more information about it, please email


Closing date: 3 May 2024
Interview date: 23 May 2024

Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch.  We may also close an advert earlier than the date above if we receive enough quality applications.


Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK.  We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.


RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.  


Registered Charity No. 210566


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. Our purpose is to serve members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

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