Opportunities for Employment

Current vacancies are listed below


Title: Financial Controller

Location: London

Duration: Full time

Salary: c£45K

We are now looking for Financial Controller to join our creative team to work in our London office located in Farringdon. The Financial Controller should take full ownership for the UK Finance function, reporting directly into the Managing Director. This is a hands on role and the ideal candidate will be a fully qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA Financial Controller responsible for the accounting, reporting, analysis of financial results, forecasting and financial control for the business operations. With working knowledge of how to collate, summarise and evaluate information with a view to reporting back to the Company’s Senior Project Managers, Departmental Heads and Directors on feasibility, efficiency and performance, you should have previous post-qualification experience working as a Financial Controller or Project Accountant within a similar sector such as design agency, architects practice or project driven design consultancy and have experience of working with project management systems.

The Financial Controller will have strategic input into business growth and will be responsible for the delivery of a proactive commercial and management accounting function. You will be responsible for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances and providing reports, ensuring that all projects have financial control and that invoices to clients are raised and paid in a timely manner. You will play an active role in managing the company’s finances, as well as offering commercial insight for future projects. This is a standalone position but you will have support from an external accounting advisor where necessary.

As Futurecity has international offices, your familiarity of working across countries and timelines will be invaluable.

Responsibilities to include:

-Working with the Senior Project Managers and Departmental Heads on tenders, fee proposals and competition/bid-related matters to ensure that the pricing of work is in line with charge-out rates providing company financials, insurances and warranties for this purpose

-Accurate and timely monthly closing of financial statements, monthly management accounts and management reporting of results of operations including analysis of results

-Financial planning: annual operating plan, quarterly financial forecasting within the framework of the Company planning and forecasting process, setting and producing yearly budgets/forecasts and review of risk, mitigation and opportunities.

-Reporting to senior management on (i) project profitability; (ii) any opportunities for additional billing; (iii) remaining funds available for projects; (iv) any other relevant matters

-Inter-company reconciliations

-Manage Group cash flow and forecasting

-Completion of all company statutory compliance, including VAT Returns

-Processing payroll run in conjunction with HR


In addition to the above experience, you will have advanced knowledge of Xero Accounting software and be PC and Mac literate. You will possess demonstrable management & leadership experience and have proficient communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

For more information or to submit and application contact Anna Haylock: hr@futurecity.co.uk



(Futurecity Sydney Office, Australia)

 Futurecity is interested in hearing from potential freelance Associates to support our Cultural Placemaking and Arts Commissioning portfolio. We would be interested in hearing from you if you work in the area of arts, culture and placemaking at a senior level.

We welcome specialists in particular aspects of (formal or informal) culture in urbanism (e.g. meanwhile/interim use, technology, creative consultation, outdoor arts, public art commissioning etc.). We are also open to approaches from ‘all rounders’, though would expect these to be able to highlight several areas of particular specialism.

All candidates should be able to demonstrate:

a good grasp of the relationship between arts and placemaking

an ability to communicate well in person and on paper

demonstrable strategic or arts experience

research skills

interest in cultural policy

ability to work both in teams and independently

good spoken and written English

eligibility to work in Australia

ability to work in Sydney on a day to day basis if required


As a Futurecity Strategy or Arts Associate, you will work in a very creative, culturally enterprising and fast-moving environment. You’ll benefit from opportunities to transform your CV through involvement in major cultural projects in the commercial sector. We will provide access to, and support in the use of, our methods and tools, and you’ll be working amongst our friendly, experienced and high-calibre team. 

Please send to Anna Haylock hr@futurecity.co.uk  a 1 page CV (or link to your LinkedIn profile), and 400 word (max) outlining what you can offer Futurecity. Please also indicate your current day rates, and your availability (including earliest start date and other non-negotiable commitments). We’d also welcome link(s) to any relevant projects you’ve been involved with and your level of involvement in the project. 

We will contact applicants in whom we are interested for an initial 15 minute phone interview; followed by a meeting at our Sydney office. Unfortunately, volume of interest means we cannot RSVP to or provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants. 


Futurecity is always interested in speaking to potential associates to support our Cultural and Placemaking portfolio.

We are interested in expanding our portfolio of experienced specialists in particular aspects of culture in urbanism such as meanwhile/interim use, technology, creative consultation, outdoor arts, etc. We are also open to approaches from ‘all rounders’, although would expect these to be able to highlight areas of particular specialism.

Working at Futurecity is an opportunity to work within a very creative, culturally enterprising and fast-moving environment, whilst being involved in major cultural projects in the commercial sector.

If you are interested in being considered to work with Futurecity on future projects and you feel you could contribute to the team please send your CV (or link to your LinkedIn profile) and a covering letter outlining what you can offer Futurecity to Anna Haylock at: hr@futurecity.co.uk. We would also welcome link(s) to any relevant projects you’ve been involved with.



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