Head of Finance Job at Rochdale AFC – in Head of Finance

Head of Finance

Salary – £38K – £44K

We are an ambitious professional football team, which has just celebrated 100 years since its first competitive match in the Football League and is currently in EFL League Two.

Recent changes in leadership and strategic direction have provided the opportunity for a full review of the Club’s organisational structure and as a result, the Head of Finance role has been created.

Reporting to the COO and Finance Director, you will be based at our Crown Oil Stadium and will be an integral part of the SMT. With responsibility for leading a small team you will provide the Board with key financial management information and guidance on all operational financial matters to colleagues across the organisation.

The role

This is a rare opportunity to grow an existing and committed transactional finance function into a more strategic team which effectively supports and guides the future aims of Rochdale AFC.

It is an ideal opportunity for a qualified accountant who is looking for their first Head of Finance role, who is ready to move away from working in a purely advisory capacity and wants to begin implementing their ideas and seeing them flourish.

From day 1 you will be combining the key responsibilities of reporting alongside providing leadership for a small team. You will be identifying efficiencies, developing, documenting and maintaining internal controls, systems and procedures which are critical to the effective management of the Club, determining its long-term strategy and ensuring robust financial control.

For the right person, this role will develop as the Club’s ambitious strategic vision grows.

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with experience of IFRS and UKGAAP is essential
  • A successful track record of managing a finance function
  • A background with one of the Top 10 accountancy firms is desirable
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, with an ability to engage with colleagues of all levels across different departments
  • A proven relationship builder, with an ability to identify efficiencies and to drive change
  • Sharp attention to detail with the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent Excel skills and knowledge of Sage 50
  • In order to maintain our commitment to colleague’s work/life balance candidates will ideally live within easy commuting distance of the Crown Oil Stadium

We are passionate about our Club and we pride ourselves on our fair and open culture. If you share these values and are interested in joining our organisation at this pivotal time then send your CV and covering letter to our recruitment partner, Alex MacArthur at ALM Recruitment.

If you don’t have an up-to-date CV then please message Alex through LinkedIn for an informal chat.

Closing date – 5pm Monday 25th October 2021.

Rochdale AFC is wholly committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We fully expect all Board members, employees and volunteers to always demonstrate and communicate this commitment.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

We are committed to positively promoting equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. All applicants will be considered for employment based on the job requirements and the individual’s ability and merits in meeting the requirements.

Application deadline: 25/10/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £38,000.00-£44,000.00 per year


Application question(s):

  • Are you a qualified accountant? (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

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