Finance Business Partner – Wembley, Greater London

Finance Business Partner

Wembley, Greater London


Job Description


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The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.


The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation


Role Purpose

Ensure the business has all the financial information it requires to manage budgets during the year, helping to drive future financial plans, support the business in making financial decisions and produce business cases for projects/initiatives


Key Accountabilities:

Responsible for delivery of accurate and timely monthly reporting and provide support to budget holders on financial/commercial matters for The FA and its subsidiary companies.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner as part of the Commercial Finance team, the key responsibilities will include:

  • To develop and maintain strong working relationship with budget holders and senior management and be seen as the first line of support to the business on financial matters.
  • To interpret and analyse financial and non-financial information, alongside KPIs as part of management reporting
  • Continuous improvement of financial controls & reporting
  • Produce relevant reports and analysis as directed by the Senior Finance Business Partner for the monthly operational reviews and annual budget reviews with FA management
  • To prepare and provide monthly management information to budget holders, senior management and for inclusion in the Group management accounts in accordance with Group timetable and presentation format as required
  • To work with the business to produce robust financial forecasts and annual budgets that support the strategic requirements of the Group in line with the Group timetable
  • Provide commercially orientated financial support to budget holders, department heads, including support to help them deliver on financial objectives
  • To prepare and provide ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis in response to requests from the business including Heads of departments, Senior Management Team, and various Boards as well as contributions to Board papers Supporting the implementation and improvement of financial controls with and by the business including compliance with purchase order process and performance of contract reviews.
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities


What we can offer you

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.


Please be aware that unless you are on a homebased contract, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.


We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.


The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application