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Finance Officer (Football Operations)

  • Employer - North Riding County FA
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Football Operations
  • Location: - Middlesbrough
  • Salary - £21,000 per annum (plus casual car user allowance)
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Thursday, 08 August 2019

Job Description

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.

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

Contact information

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

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Interview information

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8th August.

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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