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Job listing closed on 11 Jun 2024
29 May 2024

Assistant Financial Controller

🇬🇧 Tamworth, UK
Full Time
4+ years exp.

1. The Department

Aston Villa’s finance function is a professional and fast paced environment, providing timely reporting, insightful analysis and support for the business across all areas, both on and off the pitch.

2. The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant Financial Controller to join our team based at Villa Park.

The role will be responsible for the prompt production and review of the management accounts, budget and forecasting and cash flows. This role provides support to the reporting function of the finance team and the Group Financial Controller, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of timely management information in a fast-paced environment.

You will provide trusted support to departmental heads and senior management to understand their financial needs and provide pro-active support, working closely with teams to develop robust financial controls and ensure adherence to and accountability for budgets/forecasts.

You will ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, regulatory requirements, and internal policies and assist in the preparation of statutory financial statements and liaison with external auditors.

You will implement and maintain robust financial systems and procedures to safeguard the Club's financial integrity.

3. The Person

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant or a finalist (CIMA/ACCA/ACA).

You will have proven experience in similar Financial Controller / business partner roles, collaborating with non-finance stakeholders to drive business performance and process improvement, preferably within the sports, entertainment, or leisure industries. You will have clear, concise and accurate verbal and written communication skills and be able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment. You will also have strong analytic skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to translate financial data into actionable insights and have the ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines with ability to multitask with numerous stakeholders and prioritise appropriately.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

For further information, the Role Profile and to apply please go to

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Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

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Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please seeAston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding