Financial Accountant

Frieze are seeking to hire a Financial Accountant to work closely with the Head of Finance, CFO, Endeavor Finance team and Frieze business.

Frieze is a global brand in art and culture that comprises three publications, frieze magazine, Frieze Masters magazine and Frieze Week; four international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters, and a growing digital proposition including, the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture, the market-leading Frieze Viewing Room digital art events platform and a brand new membership programme.

Frieze are seeking to hire a Financial Accountant to work closely with the Head of Finance, CFO, Endeavor Finance team and Frieze business. The role’s primary focus is to manage Frieze’s audit, tax and SOX compliance, identify and manage risks and opportunities to the financial accounts (P&L and Balance Sheet), manage cashflow effectively in the business through regular cashflow forecasting, coordinate any Finance improvement projects (e.g. systems, process or accounting changes) and act as business partner to the central functions on corporate overheads and headcount costs.


  • Audit lead coordinating audit responses, drafting stats and finalising tax
  • Ensure that accounts are US GAAP (for Endeavor) and UK FRS compliant (for UK filing) and ensure all external company filings are completed on time.
  • Main point of contact for internal and external tax resource on global tax matters, coordinating responses, drafting comps and ensuring that Frieze are taking advantage of legitimate opportunities to reduce tax burden
  • Ensure finance processes are SOX compliant (Endeavor are US based)
  • Develop more efficient finance processes
  • Manage system upgrades / migrations on the Finance roadmap that will impact Finance and the business.
  • With HR submit monthly payroll files to third party payroll provider ensuring payroll is accurate and up to date
  • Responsible for monthly corporate overhead management accounts (e.g. salaries, rent, rates, finance, office costs, IT & CAPEX) and business partnering with department heads to ensure that budgets are properly managed
  • Manage relationship with HSBC providing Management Information necessary.
  • Monitor and forecast group cashflows, maintain 90 day and 1 year forecasts and ensure optimal working capital. Work closely with transactional staff to ensure AP and AR processes are efficient
  • Stay on top of developments in US GAAP, UK FRS, UK and US tax and ensure that the Finance team are kept up to date with these developments where applicable
  • Support the HoD and CFO with ad hoc work as required
  • Provide holiday/absence cover for other team members as required
  • Work on-site at Frieze art fairs on Finance matters

Required Skills and Experience

  • Looking for ACA qualified with a strong academic record, or CIMA/ACCA recently qualified with experience in a relevant / comparable sector.
  • Experience of either working in or auditing the media / creative sectors welcome
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP, UK accounting standards and UK tax. Knowledge of US tax a bonus but not a pre-requisite – will need to learn it!
  • Ability to put financial theory into practice i.e. someone that knows their stuff but is also is practical and can deliver in a small company set up
  • Very well organised, capable of juggling multiple tasks and delivering to deadline
  • Driven individual who enjoys challenge, delivering targets, implementing process improvements and wants to get their arms round how a Finance function works from top to bottom
  • Someone who is capable in building relationships with colleagues from different parts of the business (Finance team, Endeavor and Frieze Business)
  • Excellent excel skills
  • High attention to detail and standards
  • Calm under pressure
  • Efficient
  • Honest/has integrity
  • Team player

Working Conditions

  • This is a permanent/fixed term position.
  • Please note, remote working set up until lockdown restrictions have been lifted. Thereafter, the role would be based at Frieze offices, London UK
  • Working hours are 10.00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday 
  • Occasional travel and weekend work may be required


Applications can be made here

Equal Opportunities Statement

Frieze is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Frieze is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.