Finance Officer

  • Crystal Palace FC
  • London, UK
  • 13 Jan, 2022
Full time Community Finance Premier League

Job Description

Salary: £28,000 (pro rata)

Hours: 22.5 per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 31st January 2022


Job Purpose

As a key member of the Foundation’s finance team, working with a host of stakeholders including the Premier League, to provide high-level analysis, reporting and financial control to help facilitate the sustainability and financial growth of the Foundation. This is an exciting career opportunity in a fast-moving sector.

Job Summary

  • Process and prepare accurate financial records for all daily transactions
  • Create, send, and follow up on invoices
  • Match invoices to purchase orders and ensure payments are properly authorised
  • Process invoices for payments using online banking
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets
  • Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified by conversing with employees and/or clients
  • Collect information for and prepare payroll payments for employees
  • Assist the Head of Accounting in creating financial reports on a regular basis
  • Adhere to the organisation's financial policies and procedures
  • Deal with queries and provide assistance to stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed
  • Attend finance department and company-wide meetings, sometimes assisting with financial reporting to managers
  • Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions
  • Other ad hoc jobs as required by the Head of Accounting


Job Requirements


  • Accounting skills and qualification – Degree in business, finance, accounting or related field
  • Work experience as a Finance Officer, Finance Assistant or similar role
  • Excellent ICT skills – including proven high level experience and ability of using Sage Line 50 and Microsoft Excel
  • Highly organised with ability to use own initiative
  • Meticulous attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Confident with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Prepared to undergo a Palace for Life Foundation DBS check



Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children, young people and adults at risk. The club fully accepts its responsibility for children, young people and adults at risk. Our aim is to ensure that safeguarding runs through every element of the work we do to ensure the welfare and well-being of all those who engage in our activities.

All children, young people and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. We believe that all adults working within the club, in any capacity, have a duty and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

We strive to do this by applying policy, procedures and best practice, engaging with the Premier League, FA and local authority partners to promote the safety and welfare of all those who engage in activities with the club. Our practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities. This allows our participants to enjoy any club activity in a safe, and inclusive environment.

The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment. 


Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):

Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and

Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.