Senior Finance Manager

Job Ref: WW362

Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
SECTOR: Sport/Entertainment
SALARY: £90000
JOB TYPE: Permanent full time
JOB FUNCTION: Finance manager

Main responsibilities:

  • Management of Department P&Ls for Men’s and Women’s First Team.
  • Liaising with budget holders to ensure accurate budgeting and forecasting.
  • Ensuring all Player transfer/intermediary/contract agreements are accurately reflected in Club accounts.
  • Responsibility for overall maintenance and development of Player CRM database.
  • Maintain and develop ‘player reporting’ for distribution to key stakeholders.
  • Implement and develop women's team reporting.
  • Cash flow management of Player Transfer payments/receipts.
  • Ensuring receipts are collected and payments made in accordance with relevant due dates and applicable regulations.
  • Monitoring compliance with applicable football regulations.
  • Developing tools/reports to ensure compliance can be assessed swiftly and accurately.
  • Production of not statutory information (amortisation, transfer income/spend) required for compliance with all rules in place across UEFA and FAPL regulations.
  • Assessment of compliance against current year forecasts.
  • Modelling compliance for future years, including squad planning.
  • Management of 2 team members (Management Accountant, Player Administrator)

Global Accounting Network are partnering exclusively with this great Premier League football club on the search for their new Senior Finance Manager.

The role will act as a finance subject matter expert with a focus on all player dealings across the club. The role will suit qualified accountants who have worked in a club environment with experience across the likes of FFP, contracts, transfer dealings and UEFA/FIFA.

Skills/experience required:

  • Higher education and qualified accountant – ACA, ACCA or CIMA with extensive PQE.
  • Sports club experience.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a confident and persuasive communication style (verbal and written) which adapts to the audience and can present and communicate complex information in a simple and compelling way.
  • Has the ability to propose, justify, initiate and implement change and problem solving.
  • 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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