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Company summary

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is a registered educational charity and membership association. Our mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms: to promote knowledge of dance; provide up-to-date techniques for members and maintain and improve teaching standards.

With approximately 6,000 members in over 55 countries worldwide, the Society conducts over 120,000 examinations each year. We were recently listed by Ofqual as one of the top 20 largest awarding organisations in England and in the top 5 for delivery of performing arts examinations.

The Society aspires to be a world leader in dance education, setting the benchmark for best practice through our extensive syllabi and teacher training. We are committed to becoming a dynamic, future-focused organisation that promotes the social, cultural, physical, and educational benefits of dance for all.

Summary of the role

We are looking for an aspirational individual who firmly believes in the values and aims of the organisation to work with the Finance team on a temporary basis for three to six months.
Working as a member of a small Finance team, responsible for posting bank transactions daily, processing supplier invoices and payments, reconciling supplier statements, producing sales invoices and processing refunds, and managing the Finance email inbox.

Ensure suppliers are paid in accordance with terms and conditions, refunds are processed to agreed service levels, produce sales invoices promptly, and follow up aged debt to improve cashflow, reconciling supplier account balances to assure the integrity of balances. Managing Finance inbox by assigning responsibility for emails to team members. Any other duties commensurate with the job role including providing cover for other Finance Officers.
This role will report directly to the Head of Finance.


Method of application

To apply please send a letter of application and CV to The letter of application should summarise what you are able to bring to the role and how you meet the person specifications. The successful candidates will also be required to provide details for two recent references that can evidence skills and suitability to carry out this role, (whether in an employed or voluntary capacity).

Start date: ASAP

Please download the job specification below