Finance Director
DACS
Location: London, E2
Salary: Competitive

DACS is a flagship, not for profit organisation campaigning for artists rights and championing their contribution to the creative economy. As a trusted broker for over 100,000 artists worldwide, it collects and distributes royalties to visual artists and their estates. Since its inception in 1984, it has paid over £100 million in royalties to artists and their estates, a significant source of income supporting artists’ livelihoods, their practice and legacy.

DACS is evolving to respond to social, technological and environmental changes in the world. At the start of 2018 it embarked on developing an ambitious strategic plan to take DACS into the new decade. Its aim is to maintain its leading position as the go-to organisation supporting the business of being an artist. In 2018 DACS paid a record 58,000 artists and artist estates more than £18 million in royalties. This money supports the production and preservation of art and the success of the UK art market. The UK creative industries are now worth £101 billion and visual artists are an important part of this. Everyone at DACS is passionate about giving artists a voice and supporting them to make a sustainable living.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Director at DACS. The Finance Director is primarily responsible for providing strategic leadership to the finance team, working collaboratively as a member of the senior leadership team and contributing to the success of the company, whilst also identifying potential opportunities and risks.

The Finance Director will provide strong business partnering support and will facilitate the development of new products and services and ensure that all aspects of DACS’ operations are financially sound and underpinned by the best financial insight and information.

Ideally, the Finance Director will be passionate about the visual arts and will flourish through working in this sector with exposure to the opportunities and challenges artists encounter.

The Candidate

You will be a qualified finance professional with exceptional leadership and managerial skills with the ability to motivate and empower colleagues to achieve DACS’ mission and objectives.

You will have managed a full finance function previously, and will bring a track record of providing analysis, insight and business planning to support the development and delivery of new services and products.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director will work to ensure that every aspect of DACS’ evolving operations are supported by the most appropriate technical infrastructure and support services.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of an exciting world, providing first-hand insight to the world of visual arts.

A competitive salary and benefits package are on offer.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners.

Leia Clancy

Principal Researcher

leia.clancy@berwickpartners.co.uk / 0207 529 3090

Closing date for applications: Friday 21st February 2020

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