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Financial Accountant


Manchester, GB

Opening Date:  17-Mar-2023
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Job Description

Role:  Financial Accountant 

Location: CFA HQ 

Reports to: Financial Controller 

Department: Finance 

Closing date: 2nd April 2023

Role specific purpose:     


Over recent years, the financial reporting and regulatory environment at City Football Group has changed significantly. Investments from third parties, acquisitions of football clubs across the globe, and the raising of external financing, have vastly increased complexity. City Football Group are looking for a highly motivated and technical qualified accountant who can develop their career at an exciting, fast-paced company operating within an extremely interesting industry. 


Role specific accountabilities:


Working closely with the Financial Controller and Financial Accountant to ensure the audit is completed in an efficient manner and the financial statements are signed and filed in line with tight reporting deadlines 


Assisting with external reporting to third party stakeholders including shareholders and lenders; this will include formal quarterly reporting as well as ad hoc requests 


Providing technical accounting support for the wider finance team 


Producing and implementing a Group accounting manual which can be used by the Group finance team as well as the overseas subsidiary teams 


Driving continuous improvement in Group external reporting 

Role specific knowledge, skills and experience:  


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA part qualified as minimum 
  • Excellent technical knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP 
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Pro-active individual with strong problem-solving skills  


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified 
  • Big 4 experience 
  • Experience of preparing and/or reviewing technical accounting papers and financial statements 


City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. 

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

If you have any further questions about the role or your application, please contact


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