Finance Apprentice Ref: FCA-17

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Role location
Wembley Stadium
Type of contract
Contract / Freelance

Finance Apprentice

Closing date for applications: midnight, 28th September 2017. Early closure may apply so please submit an application as soon as possible if you are interested in this role.

Start date: As soon as possible. 

Our Organisation:

Here at The FA we are responsible for overseeing, promoting and developing English football at all levels, from grassroots through to the professional game. We are passionate about making football accessible ‘For All’, made possible by talented people across a variety of business areas.

We have big ambitions. Ensuring The Emirates FA Cup, which provides fans across the country with memories that will last a lifetime, remains the world’s premier cup competition; that Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park continue to be two world-class venues we are proud to call home, and achieving success with each of our 24 national sides are all among our objectives.

Why you should apply:

We see our apprenticeship programme as a gateway into a career at The FA, and moreover, an opportunity to gain experience in a real job within a multifaceted organisation. From day one, you will be involved in a range of projects which are vital to the development and success of English football; you will quickly learn how our business works and gain skills that will both kick start your career, and help you to achieve your ambitions in years to come. Your professional and personal development is important to us, and we are committed to supporting your on-the-job training alongside your formal qualifications. If you are looking for a challenging apprenticeship within a progressive, motivating and supportive environment, the Football Association is the place for you.

What you’ll be doing:

As the Financial Control Apprentice, you will support the day to day financial processes of The FA, as well as specific support to annual/cyclical/monthly processes such as:

·         Year-end/month-end close processes across the team

·         The statutory accounts process

·         Assistance with tax compliance activities

·         Internal audit programme and action management

·         Payment runs

·         Club Wembley billing process

What you’ll gain:

This role will give an opportunity to learn about financial processes before embarking on formal financial training. You will be involved in a programme of activities covering Financial Accounting, Financial Operations, Taxation and Audit.  This role will provide some of the key foundation blocks of someone wishing to embark on a career in Finance.

Who we are looking for:

While you will need at least three A-Levels (or equivalent) at Grade C or above, we are looking for you to have standout interpersonal, teamwork and organisational skills, with a level of drive and motivation that sets you apart from others. Our values are extremely important to us, and we expect you to be an ambassador of these. You may be surprised to know that being a football fan is not a prerequisite of working for the FA. What’s more important is your passion, interest and commitment to the varied work that we do, and the objectives that we are aiming to achieve. 

  • Please note that applications from candidates with degree level qualifications will not be accepted (Level 6/7).
  • This will be a 1 year contract from October 2017-September 2018. 

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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