Head of Financial Planning and Performance – Kew, Greater London

Head of Financial Planning and Performance

Kew Gardens

Kew, Greater London


You’ll be qualified accountant, with proven experience of leading a business partnering service/management accounts function in a complex organisation, ideally including both not for profit and commercial experience.

Leading the monthly reporting process, quarterly forecasting and annual budget process, you’ll provide financial insights to aid timely decision making, as well supporting the development of the financial plan.

You’ll support the delivery of our Manifesto for Change, through critical review of business cases and supporting management on financial matters including capital projects, delivery of income generating ideas as well as efficiency savings.

This role is based at Kew with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.

Interviews are expected to take place w/c 17th April.



The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

The salary will be £57,000 – £63,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well as access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please. 


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