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Football Foundation Finance Analyst

Football Foundation Finance Analyst

£37,500 to £41,500 per annum, plus benefits
Football Foundation offices – London

About the Football Foundation

Established in 2000, the Football Foundation (Foundation) is one of the largest sports charities in the World. It is a partnership between the Premier League, The FA and the Government, who between them contribute more than £60 million per year towards the development of football facilities across the country, 40% of which is targeted at the 20% most deprived communities. The Foundation is responsible for the execution and delivery of the National Football Facilities Strategy.

The role

The role of our Finance Analyst is to provide a high-quality finance support across the business. It involves providing timely and accurate consolidated monthly and quarterly financial reporting, half-yearly reforecasts, annual budgeting, and ad-hoc analysis as required by the business. It will also involve developing excellent working relationships with our Heads of Department to develop their financial understanding, assist them in monitoring actual versus budgeted activity and to help them identify financial risks and realise potential opportunities within their respective budgets.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate must be a newly qualified professional (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) with knowledge and experience of:

  • Month-end and year-end reporting procedures;      

  • UK GAAP and financial reporting;

  • Developing and presenting financial reporting packs for senior management;

  • Monitoring, investigating and providing advice on variances against agreed budgets;

  • Working effectively with a range of internal and external partners and stakeholders; and

  • Acting as the key point of contact in the audit process.


Applications from candidates with experience of charities SORP FRS 102 will be prioritised.

You don’t have to be passionate about football to apply, but you do need to be passionate about providing first class finance support and business partnering.

What will the Foundation offer you?

The salary band for the role is £37,500 to £41,500 per annum. Appointments are generally at the stated minimum, but this will depend on qualifications and experience specific to the role requirements.

You will start on 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (which increases after 2 years), plus additional time off to volunteer. We also offer a generous pension scheme (8% employer contribution), free health care provision, a monthly gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan, death in service benefit and access to selected match tickets

We are committed to helping our staff maintain a healthy work-life balance, so offer flexible working hours around core hours to help you achieve that.

Interested? 

If you are inspired by the work of the Foundation and attracted by this opportunity, please see the recruitment pack for full details about the role, the qualities and expertise we are looking for, as well as details of how to apply. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter, which should be sent to jobs@footballfoundation.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday, 31 March 2019.

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for the week of 8 April 2019.

We encourage all applicants to complete the automated equality and diversity monitoring form. This confidential form helps the Football Foundation build up a picture of who is applying to join the organisation.

The Football Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or those who are pregnant or on maternity leave.


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