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Finance Manager

3 weeks ago

Charlton Athletic

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Job Description

About Us:

Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women's team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men's team's relegation from the Premier League.

The women's team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women's team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.

Currently, our men's first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women's team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women's football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.

Role Description:

The purpose of this role is to provide 'real time' support and analysis, to be a trusted adviser and to add value that will assist in decision making.  You will be in control of the production and analysis of financial information and the development and implementation of financial procedures.  You will work closely with the business creating an active partnership with both operations and management.  The role is responsible for budget planning and supports the executive management team by offering insights and financial advice that will allow them to make the best business decisions for the Club. This role is responsible for the financial health of the Club.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to and maintain compliance with all Health and Safety procedures within your work, ensuring you are responsible for yourself and/or team members who report into you.

  • Overview and responsibility for delivery of monthly management accounts and detailed commentary on variance analysis and key performance indicators.

  • Supporting the delivery of multi-year financial forecasts, annual budgets, weekly, monthly and quarterly trading forecasts for the Club

  • Formulation and presentation of financial presentations to the Senior Management team and supporting them in the evaluation of proposed commercial action and wider strategic options.

  • Contribute to the greater finance team's role in driving and improving quality of financial analysis provided to the Senior Management team.

  • Ongoing development of cross function relationships to maintain and improve the flow of key information, ensuring the delivery of on time and internally consistent data.

  • Prepare annual audit schedules, liaising with the Audit Field Team and guarantee the submission of statutory tax returns and other statistical data.

  • Ensure rigorous enforcement of current documented internal control procedures, making sure all procedures are kept up to date and liaise with internal audit on formulation of new procedures.

  • Communicate with Senior Management to address queries and attend regular review meetings, co-ordinating with other staff in relation to any shared operating costs.

  • Working capital management, focusing on on-going cashflow management, minimising outstanding debtors and work in progress and cash flow forecasts - weekly and monthly and provide a review of bank and creditor reconciliations.

  • Supervision and overall responsibility of the management and performance of the Finance Assistant (a direct line report).

  • Review VAT and PAYE/PRSI returns along with the examination and analysis of the Fixed Asset Register and fixed asset verification.

  • Any additional duties requested by the Finance Director.


  • Qualified Accountant

  • Minimum 3+ years commercial experience

  • Experience Sage (or similar ERP system)



  • Excellent analytic skills with a high standard of numerical

  • Data analysis skills

  • Proficiency in accounting software

  • Broad knowledge of accounting principles

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Excellent organisation, interpersonal and communication skills required

  • Business Skills

  • Financial Management

  • Problem Solving

  • People Management

  • Team Management

  • Delegation and Time Management

  • Leadership

  • Communication and Negotiation


  • Assertive (ability to ensure controls are foloowed0

  • Energetic with positive can-do attitude

  • Ability to identify and drive change

  • Good initiative to work both with and independent of the Finance Director and Senior Management Team

Job Detail

Job TypeFull time
Experience3-5 years


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