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Job listing closed on 14 Feb 2024
2 Feb 2024

Finance Assistant

🇬🇧 Brentford, UK
Full Time
1+ year exp.
£25,000 per year

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Department: Finance

Reporting: AP Supervisor

Location: 27GWR

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Closing date: 13 February 2024

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

At Brentford FC we want everyone to feel valued and included. Therefore, we will do what we can to support applicants with disabilities and long-term health conditions as part of our application process. If you require any adjustments or support, please contact us on [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements in line with the Equality Act 2010.

The Role of the Finance Assistant

To carry out daily transactional finance tasks underpinning the finance function under the guidance of the AP Supervisor.

Key Accountabilities

Accounts Payable

  • Daily responsibility for invoice and purchase order support and processing.
  • Schedule weekly payments in accounting system and bank based on due date.
  • Assist with new supplier creation checks including verification of bank and contact details.
  • Weekly detailed tasks required to support across the AP/AR and transactional accounting areas.
  • Training wider business on finance systems.
  • Review and approve employee expenses.

Other Duties

  • Maintenance of master supplier list, direct debit and standing order lists.
  • Consistent update of player accommodation document and associated suppliers.
  • Answer general finance department calls/e-mails and respond or direct to the relevant member of the team.
  • Completion of basic balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Ad hoc finance department tasks such as mail distribution, banking and contract reviews.
  • Statement reconciliations.

General Club Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally.
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
  • To always maintain a flexible approach to work.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure compliance with the Clubs Safeguarding Policy and processes.

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Awareness of month end procedures and the purpose of these.
  • Team working skills are essential.
  • Basic Microsoft Office knowledge.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm.

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

  • Familiarity with the purchasing process.
  • An interest in sport/football.
  • Be able to plan and organise both familiar and new tasks (pro-active mindset).
  • Able to use problem solving approach to respond appropriately to a wide range of enquiries.
  • Flexible approach to work (teamwork is key).

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you will be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and police checks for any time you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at