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Job listing closed on 3 Apr 2024
27 Mar 2024

Management Accountant

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


Manchester, GB

Opening Date: 19 Mar 2024

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date of Applications –2nd April 2024

Please note for this role we welcome applications from both part and fully qualified candidates. If you are fully qualified and successful with this position, your role title will be stated as ‘Management Accountant’. However, if you are part qualified, your role title will be stated as ‘Assistant Management Accountant’.

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.

In this role, you will be part of a team of Management Accountants, responsible for the preparation and delivery of the management accounts, whilst ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the financial data. This will be achieved by providing financial support to City Football Group’s business units, whilst striving to continuously improve the management accounts process and enhancing internal controls.

This is Your City

As part of our team, you will be entitled to up 26 days annual leave plus an additional day off for your birthday, private healthcare and dental cover, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts.

Your Impact

  1. Preparation of management accounts: Preparation of monthly management accounts, commentaries and supporting analysis through accurate and timely delivery of reporting.
  2. Management accounting support: Provide management accounting support to the Finance Business Partners and wider finance department which includes financial analysis where necessary to help support decision making. Also to provide support during any audit processes.
  3. Cost Management: Control of cost expenditure against approved budgets and identification and recommendation of any operational efficiencies and potential cost savings.
  4. Internal Controls: Continue to enhance internal control processes which include monthly balance sheet reconciliations, to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the General Ledger. This will also include continuous optimisation of the Group’s finance system.
  5. Stakeholder management: Build strong relationships with key stakeholders through regular catch ups and support where necessary.
  6. Ad-hoc projects: Complete ad-hoc projects when required within the finance department.

What we are looking for


  • CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified (Part qualified may be considered for exceptional candidates).
  • Proven experience as a Management Accountant or similar role.
  • Confident user of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organisation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present financial information clearly and effectively.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to anticipate and understand a complex issue or problem and provide possible solutions.
  • Commercial awareness with an interest in business and an understanding of how an organisation operates and manages resources.


  • Proficient experience in the use of a Finance ERP.
  • Experience of working in sports industry.

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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