Finance Business Partner

Job Ref: WW363

Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
SECTOR: Sport/Entertainment
SALARY: £70000
JOB TYPE: Permanent full time
JOB FUNCTION: Business partner

Main responsibilities:

  • Effective and robust financial information provided to key stakeholders to assist the business in decision making.
  • Leads key operational activities, such as budgeting, monthly management accounting.
  • Provides financial analysis and information to facilitate change by working closely with several different departments across the Club.
  • Responsible for administering financial controls to ensure that accurate financial information is always provided.
  • Provides analysis and insight that connects financial reporting to the Club strategy.
  • Assists Heads of Departments, in targeted strategic thinking across their departments.
  • Understands and leads the concept of adding value to the business and cost control.
  • Understands and interprets industry specific information, economic trends and competitor landscape intelligence.
  • Delivers key information and analytics around operational performance.
  • Responsible for delivering financial reporting which is meaningful, insightful and accurate across their business activities.

Global Accounting Network are excited to be retained by this exceptional Premier League football club on the search for their new Finance Business Partner.

Key to the role is supporting the heads of business activities and Senior Finance Manager, in delivering budgetary cost control, management reporting, variance analysis and key performance indicators. The role will suit qualified accountants keen to work in the fast paced and exciting world of sport.

Skills/experience required: 

  • Higher education and qualified accountant – ACA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with others in large, matrixed organisations.
  • Influencer that can both support day-to-day operations and shape the strategy and direction of the business.
  • High level of commercial awareness and the ability to understand the specific nature of financing and revenue generation in a sports club environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and IT literacy and the ability to gather analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to communicate conclusions and make recommendations in a clear and compelling way.
  • Demonstrable ability to build relationships, negotiate, facilitate and manage conflict resolution.
  • Assertive self-starter who works effectively and efficiently in demonstrating resilience and responsiveness to issues in a rapidly changing environment.
  • An ability to work with senior stakeholders to persuade and challenge in the face of resistance and ambiguity.

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