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Job Vacancy: Financial Director and Company Secretary

12 September 2019

Tranmere Rovers currently have some exciting opportunites to be at the heart of restructuring a League One Football Club.

Job role: To take overall responsibility for the finance and accounting functions at Tranmere Rovers Football Club and its subsidiaries & Tranmere Rovers in the Community.

Responsible to & directed by: Executive Chairman

Liaison with: Managing Director & Heads of Department

Responsible for: Financial Controller and Accounts Team

Main duties:

Overall responsibility for:

  • Preparation of timely and accurate financial information:
    • Preparation of the Financial Statements, prepare year end audit file and taxation packs in line with agreed timetable
    • Preparation and production of Management accounts including P&L, B/S, and integrated CFF
    • Preparation of 13 week rolling CFF and manage cashflow with reference to the reconciled bank position
    • Preparation of departmental dashboards (to be developed)
    • Preparation of annual budgets in accordance with the Club’s budgeting process and related budgetary control
    • Preparation of annual CAPEX budget
    • Preparation of relevant football industry reports e.g. SCMP and EPPP reporting
    • FCA annual reporting
    • ONS reporting
    • Relevant taxation returns: VAT, CT, PAYE and other payroll returns
    • Other reports required by counter parties e.g. Bank
    • Preparation of strategic communications:
      • AGM presentation
      • Bank 6 monthly reviews and quarterly management accounts
      • Communication with investors e.g. Investor Narrative
      • Other major stakeholder communications
  • Improvement and compliance with internal controls
    • Cash handling from receipt to bank
    • Reduction of physical cash handling across the business
    • Purchase to payment processes and budgetary control
    • Sales to bank process including credit control
    • Ensuring appropriateness of terms & conditions
    • Stock control including the accuracy of stock transfer and stock count reconciliations
    • Timely and accurate recording of payroll with particular emphasis on casual labour
  • Financial input into ad hoc projects
  • Company secretarial duties
    • Maintaining the shareholder registers, Directors registers and ensuring all necessary filings with Companies House and the Charity Commission
  • Line management responsibility for the accounting function
  • On-going development of the finance function and accounting processes
    • with particular emphasis on the production of CFF integrated with the management accounts and;
    • the development of departmental dashboards.

Requirements for the post:

  • ACA qualified;
  • At least 3 years post-qualification 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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