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Job Advert | Head Of Finance

23 September 2021

Head of Finance - Attractive salary

The Club

Founded in 1907, Rochdale AFC is an ambitious professional football team which has just celebrated 100 years since its first competitive match in the Football League and is currently in EFL League Two. 

Focused on our supporters, staff, sponsors and stakeholders we are proud to be a sustainably run club set at the heart of the local community and are always seeking to provide continuous improvement to those we serve.

The Role

Recent changes in leadership and strategic direction have provided the opportunity for a full review of the organisational structure and as a result, the Head of Finance role has been created. 

This is a rare opportunity to grow an existing and committed transactional finance function into a more strategic team which effectively supports and guides the future aims of Rochdale AFC.

Reporting to the COO and Finance Director, the successful candidate will lead a small team and be responsible for providing the Board with key financial management information and guidance on all operational financial matters to colleagues across the operation. 

You will also identify efficiencies and develop, document and maintain internal controls, systems and procedures which are critical to the effective management of the Club and will determine its long-term strategy and always ensure robust financial control.

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA accountant with experience of IFRS and UKGAAP is essential.
  • A successful track record of managing a finance function, ideally gained within a sporting or events-based organisation.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, with an ability to engage with colleagues of all levels across different departments.
  • A proven relationship builder, with an ability to identify efficiencies and to drive change.
  • Sharp attention to detail with the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent Excel skills and knowledge of Sage 50.

We are passionate about our Club and we pride ourselves on our fair and open culture.  If you share these values and are interested in joining our dynamic organisation then send your CV and covering letter to our recruitment partner, Alex MacArthur at

If you don’t have an up-to-date CV then please message Alex through LinkedIn for an informal chat.

Closing date – 5pm  Monday 4th  October 2021.

Rochdale AFC is wholly committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We fully expect all Board members, employees and volunteers to always demonstrate and communicate this commitment.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

We are committed to positively promoting equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. All applicants will be considered for employment based on the job requirements and the individual’s ability and merits in meeting the requirements.

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