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Finance Manager - 12 month fixed term (maternity cover)

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract: 12 Months fixed term contract
  • Closing Date: 19 July 2024 | Finance

PURPOSE

This role is an essential member of the ECB Finance Department, operating as the financial lead for some of our key major events and projects. You will take responsibility for the P&L, controls, risks and stakeholder relationships for The Hundred, as well as operating as a key part of the ICC events team, with responsibility for budgeting, financial management, reporting and audit requirements.

WHO WE ARE

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.

We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social.  It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.

The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.

OUR VALUES

  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.

  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.

  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.

  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS JOB IF

  • You have a passion for excellence, are energetic, highly motivated, and have an enquiring mind.

  • You’re a clear and articulate communicator with the ability to deal calmly with high pressured situations.

  • You have an unshakable can-do attitude.

  • You thrive under busy, variable and exciting environments where no two days are alike.

YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Financial Management of event P&L and preparation of the consolidated Hundred Group (8 subsidiaries) monthly management accounts and variance analysis to be reported to the 8 host venue Boards and the ECB Financial Controller.

  • Preparation of Special Purpose consolidated Hundred Group accounts and 8 TeamCo Statutory accounts.

  • Preparation and delivery of Board information for 8 stakeholder Boards.

  • Monitoring and seeking improvements of Hundred Group Company policies, financial systems, and financial controls to ensure alignment with best practice.

  •  Monthly and post competition ticket reconciliations for The Hundred.

  • Liaising with host venues to prepare and agree all financial budgets, forecast updates and post tournament audits.

  • Business Partnering role with The Hundred department providing financial support and analysis to allow accurate and timely decision making and support on the business planning process.

  •  Financial lead for the ICC WTC Final 2025, including budgeting, tax support, stakeholder management and support, reporting requirements and audit.

  • Supporting on the budgeting and planning for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2026, supporting the planning and operational teams and liaising with ICC on all related finance matters.

  • Sustainability lead for ECB Finance, supporting on all statutory reporting requirements, managing data requests and analysis relating to sustainability reporting and representing the Finance department on the ECB Sustainability working group.

  • Line manager for Assistant Accountant, who supports on The Hundred accounting, ICC Europe and ICC Global Events accounting, and provides travel & expense support for the business.

  • Ad Hoc projects as required to support financial reporting requirements of internal and external stakeholders.

Although not a comprehensive list this will form the majority of the responsibilities with additional ad hoc financial elements being required from time to time.

YOU’LL HAVE

  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).

  • Experience in stakeholder management.

  • Detailed knowledge and capability of working with MS Excel

  •  Knowledge of accounting software and packages (NetSuite and Concur preferred)

  •  A high level of analytical skills.

  •  Excellent and demonstrable administrative and organisational skills.

  • Excellent people skills to communicate effectively with people at all levels.

  • Demonstrable experience in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities under pressure with absolute attention to detail.

YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • Competitive salary

  • Holiday - 25 days a year

  • Volunteering – 2 days a year

  • Pension - Non-contributory pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Employee health cash-back plan

  • Long-term sickness insurance

  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary

  • Enhanced family leave and pay

  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool

  • People Academy - a range of programmes and initiatives to help you develop and reach your potential

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential access to expert services including counselling, wellbeing, and independent legal and financial advice

  • 30% Castore discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

  • Opportunities to be a part of and be involved in our Employee Resource groups: Women in Cricket Employee Network, Race in Cricket Employee Network, Social Mobility in Cricket Employee Network, Disability Employee Network and LGBTQ+ Community in Cricket Employee Network

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