Senior Event Controller (Zurich, CH)

  • FIFA
  • 08 Jun, 2021

Job Description

On the ball?


To support our Finance Division, FIFA is looking to recruit a flexible and service-oriented person with the ability to work in a cross-divisional team as an Senior Event Controller, 100%


Your duties


  • Acting as the business partner of the Project Leaders of specific tournaments and events as agreed with the Head of Event Controlling
  • Coordinating all budget owners involved on specific budget areas of specific tournaments and events as agreed with the Head of Event Controlling
  • Supporting all FIFA divisions, FIFA Subsidiaries and the Local Organising Committees involved in tournaments in the establishment of their budget and forecasts across all tournaments and events
  • Being the first point of contact for the Local Organising Committee or the FIFA Subsidiary of a specific Tournament for all budget matters
  • Participating in the review of the budget assumptions on a yearly, quarterly and ad hoc basis
  • Ensuring that all FIFA Finance requirements are met
  • Checking the proper booking of invoices of the FIFA expenditures related to tournaments and events
  • Preparing and maintaining financial reporting for budget owners, project leaders and management on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Analysing the actual costs of the tournaments and events against the budgets of the FIFA divisions and the FIFA subsidiaries
  • Performing ad hoc analyses and tasks as requested by the Head of Event Controlling or senior management


Our requirements


  • University degree or equivalent business education
  • Minimum five years of experience in financial function (ideally controlling)
  • Previous experience in an event organization in a financial role (organizing major sport events or other similar projects)
  • Experience in procurement and budgeting processes favourable
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of any of the other three FIFA languages (German, French or Spanish) an asset
  • Very good MS Office skills with expertise in MS Excel. Knowledge of SAP is an asset.
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Ability to work well independently and with discretion where necessary
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Reliable team-player
  • Identification with FIFA and Football in general


FIFA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin color, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, background, physical or mental disability, or on any other grounds.


You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please click “apply” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich


Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please).