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Job Vacancy: Financial Controller

12 September 2019

Club News

Job Vacancy: Financial Controller

12 September 2019

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Job Title: Finance Controller

Job Role: To oversee the day to day accounting function at Tranmere Rovers Football Club and its subsidiaries & Tranmere Rovers in the Community

Responsible to & directed by: Finance Director

Liaison with: Heads of Department

Responsible for: Accounts Team

Main duties:

  • Preparation of the Financial Statements, prepare year end audit file and taxation packs in line with agreed timetable
  • Preparation of annual budgets in accordance with the Club’s budgeting process and related budgetary control
  • Preparation and production of Management accounts including P&L, B/S, and integrated CFF, variance analysis and commentaries
  • Preparation of departmental dashboards and weekly reporting of agreed KPIS/flash reports (to be developed)
  • Preparation of relevant football industry reports e.g. SCMP and EPPP reporting
  • Other legal and financial reporting as required e.g. FCA annual reporting, ONS reporting
  • Preparation, review and timely submissions of relevant taxation returns: VAT, CT, PAYE and other payroll returns
  • Ensuring accounting routines are following in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of, and adherence to, financial systems across the business (including purchase orders, payroll management and cash handling)
  • Providing a support service by working with all department and the management team to help make financial decisions
  • Interpreting and communicating financial data to non-financial managers
  • Liaising with other function managers to put finances and accounts in context
  • Monitoring and evaluating financial information systems and suggesting improvements where needed
  • To carry out additional management duties as reasonably requested

Requirements for the post:

  • CIMA qualified or part-qualified;
  • At least 5 years accounting experience, ideally in the football or hospitality industry;
  • Line management experience;
  • Excellent IT skills and advanced excel ability;
  • An ability to communicate financial information to non-financial managers;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines


To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

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