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27 Mar 2024

Senior Football Operations Finance Manager - Maternity Cover

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
Temp
5+ years exp.

At Manchester United, we want to create a high-performance culture where everyone can be their best and thrive.

We are committed to the continual growth and development of colleagues through access to skills platforms such as LinkedIn Learning. We also offer a range of wellbeing support, including an employee assistance programme, access to health checks, digital GPs & nutritionists through Aviva Digicare+ Workplace, enhanced family leave, plus schemes such as Cycle 2 Work and holiday purchasing, where you can buy up to 10 extra days of additional leave. When working onsite, you’ll have access to a complimentary lunch and parking every day, alongside gym facilities and regular colleague socials.

From a reward perspective, in recognition of high performance, all colleagues are entitled to an annual performance bonus. As a member of our team, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive range of club and partner discounts via our benefits platform, United Rewards.


The Purpose:
Management of departmental P&Ls for Men’s and Women’s football working closely with key stakeholders including month-end process, weekly reforecasting, annual budget and long-term financial planning

The Role:

  • Working closely with football stakeholders on short- and long-term projects and planning, including capital expenditure (player and non-player)
  • Key financial support for academy and womens football, working closely with strategy, legal, HR and football administration
  • Executing the football strategy by working closely with football, legal and football administration on planning and execution of transactions including preparation of finance documentation across academy and womens football
  • Responsibility for women’s football finance submissions including UEFA licensing, salary cap submissions and WSL reporting
  • Support for men’s football finance submissions including EPPP grant and UEFA / Premier League financial sustainability
  • Research & Development – understanding key R&D investment areas in football on a short- and long-term basis in the football operations
  • Any other duties or projects as directed by the Director of Group Planning and Football Finance


The Person:

  • Higher education and qualified accountant – ACA, ACCA or CIMA with PQE
  • Sports club experience preferred
  • Strong excel skills
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organisational skills
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Effective and confident communicator – both written and verbal – with the ability to communicate complex information in a straightforward way to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders quickly
  • Ability to prioritise and focus on key risk areas
  • Strong work ethic with a positive energetic can-do attitude – proactive and solution orientated
  • Calm and measured when working under pressure
  • Collaborative – effective at leading projects and working cross functionally
  • Flexible and adaptable – has the ability to work in a fast-moving environment


Sound interesting? If you'd like to submit your application, please do so by Sunday 31st March.

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