Opening Date:3 Nov 2023
Full Time / Part Time:Full Time
Contract Type:Fixed Term
City Football Graduate Finance
Closing Date of Applications – 30th November 2023
When applying please complete the full application form including the whole profile page and all subsequent pages.Your CV needs to detail all your Secondary, Tertiary and Post Grad (if applicable) qualifications and Grades.If you studied abroad please detail your original qualifications and grades on your CV; we will ask you to convert your Secondary schooling qualifications to a GPA or International Baccalaureate equivalent on the application form.
Assessment Centre in Manchester w/c 29/01
Second Stage Interviews via Microsoft Teams w/c 12/02
Final Interviews in Manchester w/c26/02
Established in 2013, City Football Group is the world leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of thirteen clubs across the world.City Football Group also invests in other football related businesses and serves as a global commercial platform for our partners, whilst fulfilling our purpose of empowering better lives through football on a local and global scale,consistent with what “City” football has meant to people for over a century.
Our Winning Team
Our purpose is to empower better lives through football. We are proud of the role City Football Group clubs play in their localities, delivering positive economic, social and environmental impact through our operations and through programmes and activities that bring about meaningful, lasting change.
The City Football Finance Graduate Programme is designed to build core capability and skills to platform you for a successful finance career within our organisation. Each placement is designed to develop key skills, knowledge and behaviours that will support the business and your long-term career.
You will work across selected Finance teams to learn our core financial systems and apply that knowledge to support the business during key processes throughout the year. For example, financial planning and analysis for future acquisitions and business ventures, annual budgeting cycle and forecasting.The programme provides experience of working in a leading global sporting organisation and the opportunity to see and feel what the industry has to offer. You will have access to all functions within the finance department including management and technical accounting, Treasury, Tax, Financial processing, Business Partnering and International Finance. Whilst being supported through in-role development and on-rotation mentoring, the role is perfectly placed to experience and contribute to a high-performance culture.
Over a two-year period, you will undertake an initial induction and onboarding period followed by 2 rotations into different departments within CFG Finance functions: each rotation lasting approximately 11 months. The Graduate programme is intended to be a route into a permanent role within the Group, having honed your skills and experience to launch a successful career in finance at CFG.
This is Your City
CFG have some unique benefits such as free breakfast and lunches as well as free access to the gym, running clubs, padel court, onsite yoga and bootcamp. All of which are situated on campus with modern and collaborative working spaces and free car parking.The core benefits package includes 26 days holiday plus your birthday, private medical insurance, employer pension contribution, private health insurance, dental plan, cycle to work scheme, give as you earn and life assurance. There are also lifestyle and partnership discounts on offer.
- Finance Project Planning Management:You will learn how to support and ensure the smooth delivery of finance projects in a large and complex business. This will involve working closely with the Financial Planning and Analysis team involving financial modelling and preparing analysis for key financial and non-financial stakeholders. Support and ensure the smooth delivery of projects outcomes, identifying key milestones, monitoring and managing workflow, task/activity completion and manage and organise own day to day activities.
- Data Insights:Organise, input, and manage internal and external data / documentation to produce relevant reports and insights relating to football finance. Identify trends and themes to support decision making on projects and business cases.
- Presenting Communication:Create well formatted, effective business presentations for use by teams / other group stakeholders, based on manager guidance regarding structure and key messages in readiness for distribution to the wider business.
Minimum grade 2:1 at degree level.
Ability to adapt to new situations and working environments
Self-motivated and willing learner, with strong motivation for self-development
Seeks and uses feedback / training opportunities to improve performance
Results quality focussed and able to meet internal deadlines for providing work outputs
Well organised with the ability to prioritise manage multiple deadlines
Strong analytical, process and problem-solving skills
Good attention to detail to produce robust reports and analysis
Use of data and analytics to inform decision making
Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Email)
Able to produce clear, concise, and well formatted information with structure key messages
Foundational knowledge in:
Business Strategy concepts
Finance and Accounting
Desirable: Language skills (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)
If you have any issues with the application process or need special assistance, please contact the talent team on firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch.
City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.
Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.
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