Management Accountant – Nottingham Forest Football Club

Salary: Negotiable

Nottingham - Permanent

Posted: 6 days ago

Ref: D0032198



Management Accountant Vacancy – West Bridgford

They won the European cup, twice. Back to back.

They fill the lives and hearts of many people across Nottingham, across the Midlands and across the world with pride, hope and joy.


They of course are Nottingham Forest Football Club.


It would be incredibly easy for me to talk solely about how awesome the club is, the history, the legends and the future, but, I want to talk about the role too, as it’s a fantastic opportunity. It’s so interesting, the numbers actually come to life and the challenges come thick and fast.



Do I need to be a football buff to apply?

Not really, but, it would help understand the way the club and the finances operate is so different to other businesses. I think having an interest in football, or any other sport would help you truly understand the numbers. So it’s not essential, but, I think it would help.

What’s the team structure?

So, the role reports to the Head of Finance, who in turn reports to the CFO. The role will help develop a small team, the team are talented and hard-working.

What are my prospects?

The club have ambition, a new stand is coming, drive to reach the Premier League is running throughout the club. As things grow, the challenges in finance do, and your manager wants to give you the tools to continue to progress. You won’t be stuck in this role forever for sure.

What’s my Day to Day job?

A tough one, as day to day in a football club doesn’t really exist. Transfers could be happening, new contracts being negotiated, cup draws, injuries and many other things happen which add to the intrigue in the role. The core duties though will include:

  • Production of monthly management accounts pack which is reviewed at Board Level.
  • MI and KPI reporting working closely with everyone within the club.
  • MI reporting for the football league.
  • Expenses management and analysis.
  • Match day income and expenditure analysis.
  • VAT and HMRC returns and analysis.
  • Development of the accounts assistant and purchase ledger clerk, assisting with their training and development.
  • Analysis of revenue and costs from the retail, commercial, catering and any other adhoc projects.
  • Drive the continuous improvement of system development; using Microsoft Nav, Jet Reporting and SAP Concur. Any prior knowledge of these systems would be very useful.



What experience do I need to be considered?

  • CIMA / ACCA / ACA Part Qualified Accountant with the desire to complete your qualification.
  • Strong background in management accounting and reporting.
  • Ideally have a passion for sport.


How do I apply?

The vacancy is being handled by Ryan Jaiswal and Ian Hallam at Distinct Recruitment. If you want to know more about the role, the hiring manager or the prospects before applying please get in touch.

Ready to apply? Call Ryan (07734 756686) or Ian (07494 451 017) or email your CV to or


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