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Commercial Finance Manager

Arsenal F.C.

Arsenal Football Club, commonly referred to as Arsenal, is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England. Arsenal plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

11 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
9 Dec 2022

We are looking for a Commercial Finance Manager to business partner with our Retail, Licensing and Stadium Tours business areas. You'll be working across a wide remit, which ranges from monthly reporting to the business through to budgeting, long-term strategic planning, regulatory and tax compliance, and ad-hoc projects.

You'll have one direct report to assist in preparing financial reports across these business areas, as well as assisting with wider analysis and project work.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Business partner with the Retail management team, including Buying & Merchandising, Store Operations, E-commerce, Wholesale, Licensing and Stadium Tours.
  • Understand and document all Retail financial processes and refine these where possible.
  • Complete monthly financial reports for the Head of Retail with commentary and analysis.
  • Prepare in-flight forecasts and annual re-forecast, monitoring variances where necessary.
  • Prepare budgets and 3-year plans in partnership with the Retail management team, ensuring assumptions are properly challenged and best practice is followed.
  • Report cashflow actuals to budget on a monthly basis and manage re-forecasting of Retail, Licensing & Stadium Tours cashflow.
  • Monitor the implementation of new payment systems to ensure smooth and reconciled settlement of funds.
  • Ensure that processes are fit for purpose and future growth, and that adequate financial reporting is in place.

What we are looking for

  • Preferably a qualified Accountant but will consider ‘Qualified by experience’.
  • Some experience working in Retail Finance.
  • Good people and performance management skills.
  • Someone proactive, with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Someone who will take action to improve processes and fix problems they come across in the pursuit of progress.
  • A collaborative mindset and a strong team player.
  • Someone who is courageous and has a desire to move Arsenal Football Club forward.

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Discounted Arsenal season tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the application process.

Applications close on 9th December 2022

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

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