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Vacancy: Finance Officer (Football Operations)

North Riding FA is seeking to recruit a Finance Officer to work within our Football Operations Team, leading on the day-to-day financial management of the company.

Salary: £21,000 per annum (plus casual car user allowance)

Previous applicants need not apply

Closing date: Friday 26 July 2019

Our County Football Association

Here at North Riding County FA we are responsible for overseeing, promoting and developing local grassroots football and supporting The FA in delivering the National Game strategy.  

The shared values, vision and pride of our workforce is central to our success. We are a team of highly skilled, passionate and hardworking individuals who are committed to the future of grass roots football in Teesside and North Yorkshire .We understand that diversity promotes innovation, and therefore we look for people who are great at what they do, no matter their background. 

Overview of the role

We are seeking to recruit a Finance Officer to work within our Football Operations Team who will lead on the day to day financial management of the company. In addition to this the successful candidate will also support with other administration duties. 

What you’ll be doing

Manage financial transactions including receipting, banking, petty cash, invoicing using SAGE accounting software and CRM
Ensure accurate processing of monies for banking and produce the appropriate supporting financial reports
Create invoices and keep accurate records of payments, contacting customers where payments have not been received
Make payments on behalf of the CEO to all suppliers, tutors, Association Members etc.
Support the financial administration of the North Riding Football League
Support the renewal process for sanction, affiliation and registration of League/Competitions/Associations/Clubs and Referees
Administering the registration of players, the affiliation of Clubs and the sanctioning of Leagues utilising The FA’s IT systems
Manage and administrate all County Cup competitions; 
Assist with the production and accurate processing of Cup Competition charges and fines
Ensure all mandatory health and safety duties are carried out within the appropriate timeframe
Attend mandatory safeguarding training/updates as required by the Minimum Operating Standards
Ensure that all safeguarding concerns are escalated to the Football Operations Manager or Chief Executive where the FOM is unavailable

Who we are looking for


Experience and knowledge of using SAGE and / or XERO Accounting software.
Bookkeeping experience
Proven track record of providing high levels of customer service.
Significant experience of using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook in a previous role.
Demonstrates a working understanding of inclusion, equality and anti – discrimination, safeguarding and best practice
Experience of working with IT software to support the delivery of customer service. 


Knowledge of The FA National Game Strategy 
Knowledge of the grassroots football infrastructure 
Knowledge of FA Rules and Regulations 
Administration / Customer service  qualification 

What we can offer

An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic sports organisation. 
A competitive salary and a range of benefits for the right candidate.

The successful applicant will need to be experienced in dealing with the day to day financial transactions of a business; be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. They will need to demonstrate exceptional customer service, be able to work as part of a team with excellent planning, communication and presentation skills.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We expect relevant staff to undertake an FA DBS Enhanced level with a check of the children’s barred list and we expect all staff to sign and adhere to a code of conduct.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8 August.

For further information on the role please email Jennie Bennett, Football Operations & Safeguarding Manager at 

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to: Chief Executive, North Riding County Football Association, Broughton Road, Stokesley, TS9 5NY or email to 

North Riding County FA promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.