Assistant Finance Analyst

  • Brentford FC
  • Brentford, UK
  • 10 May, 2024
Full time Finance Premier League

Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Finance Analyst 

Department: Finance

Reporting: Finance Manager

Location: 27GWR

Salary: Competitive 

Closing date: 17 May 2024

Regulated Role: No

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments), you will have the opportunity to let us know at the appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team. We remind those barred from regulated activity that it is an offence to apply for such positions.

The role of the Assistant Finance Analyst

Reporting to the Finance Manager (On-Field), the main purpose of the Assistant Finance Analyst role is to ’business partner’ effectively with various ‘On-Field’ departments, helping financial performance to be clearly understood by key stakeholders.

Our ‘On-Field’ business has a large cost base, and the Assistant Finance Analyst will accurately record, and support the management of these costs whilst adding value by providing useful insights. ‘On-Field’ also has numerous income streams, and the Assistant Finance Analyst will ensure that these are accurately accounted for.

Main Accountabilities

  • Ensure delivery of accurate, timely and informative monthly management accounts for the relevant ‘On-Field’ departments covering P&L reporting and balance sheet reconciliation.
  • Draw meaningful and insightful conclusions from historical financial data and provide recommendations to budget owners on ways to improve financial performance.
  • Aid in the production of annual budgets and periodic reforecasts for relevant areas.
  • Support the audit process by providing relevant financial information and documentation.
  • Ad-hoc support in management of key ‘On-Field’ stakeholder relationships.
  • Ad-hoc support to relevant non-financial teams to assist them in understanding finance matters, resolving issues and making informed decisions.
  • Ad-hoc duties and responsibilities as required to support the finance team.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.

General Club Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including safeguarding, health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations (GDPR and PECR)
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times
  • To ensure compliance with all Matchday Safeguarding processes and the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
  • To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy
  • To promote and support positive mental health and wellbeing throughout the Club both on and off the field.

Key Internal Relationships (list departments)

  • Finance team
  • ‘On-Field’ Heads of Departments & their teams

Person Specification – Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Part-qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) at latter stages of qualification.
  • Previous management accounting experience.
  • Strong commercial and business awareness.
  • Ability to manipulate complex data and present it clearly and accurately to finance & non-finance colleagues.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels clearly and successfully, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to quickly build strong and effective working relationships with colleagues across the business with the confidence and credibility to challenge appropriately and to influence decisions.
  • Strong IT skills across the MS Office suite including intermediate/advanced Excel skills and previous exposure to commonly recognised accounting systems.

Person Specification – Desirable Characteristics

  • An interest in football/sport.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you will be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and police checks for any time you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

If the role you are applying for involves regulated activity and you have been shortlisted for a first stage interview, you will be asked to fill out a Declaration of Offences Form.