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Job listing closed on 1 Jul 2024
14 Jun 2024

Finance Business Partner - MCFC & MCWFC Operations

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


Manchester, GB

Opening Date: 12 Jun 2024

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date for applications 30th June 2024

Our Story

Established in 2013, City Football Group is the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of thirteen clubs across the world. City Football Group also invests in other football related businesses and serves as a global commercial platform for our partners, whilst fulfilling our purpose of empowering better lives through football on a local and global scale, consistent with what “City” football has meant to people for over a century.

Our Winning Team

Our purpose is to empower better lives through football. We are proud of the role City Football Group clubs play in their localities, delivering positive economic, social and environmental impact through our operations and through programmes and activities that bring about meaningful, lasting change.

This role will provide professional financial business partner support to the MCFC and MCWFC operational teams. A key element of the role is to fully understand the relative business areas – what is important to them, and how can finance help and drive value creation. You will lead the finance relationship with these areas of the business, including the collection, reporting and analysis of the financials.

Your Impact

  1. Support MCFC & MCWFC operations with key financial processes, such as annual budgeting and forecasting
  2. Perform insightful financial analysis to facilitate effective decision making by the senior leaders of MCFC & MCWFC operations.
  3. Be a key member of the team working to support the MCFC & MCWFC operations to meet budgets and the LRP plans, including corrective action planning when needed
  4. Develop and maintain strong trusting relationships with key stakeholder groups to influence and challenge outcomes and help improve decision making supported by data
  5. Develop and maintain strong relationship with other functional areas important for this role, such as the Legal Department, Tax, etc.

What we are looking for


  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, or CIMA accountant with a relevant university degree
  • Experience of the financial workings of operations, ideally within a sports environment
  • Excellent communicating and influencing skills, with clear examples of developing


  • Experience with financial support to operational areas inside a professional football club

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

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