England Athletics


Hybrid (1 day in Birmingham Office)

Salary Range


Contract Type

Part Time

Closing Date

14 April 2023

Job Description

Financial Controller

Permanent – 28hrs per week over 4 days (35hrs per week over 5 days considered)
Hybrid (1 day per week in Birmingham Office)
Salary: £50,000 – £55,000 per annum FTE (£40,000 – £44,000 pro rata)

England Athletics is the membership and development body for athletics and running in England. We work in partnership with the wider athletics family, especially our member clubs and bodies, UK Athletics, Sport England & commercial partners, to grow opportunities for everyone to experience our sport and to enable them to reach their full potential. England Athletics also provides national level competition and is responsible for athlete development beneath world class performance level.

England Athletics is a membership organisation with c1,780 member clubs/bodies and c168,000 registered athletes, which exists to provide services and support to its members and to promote and deliver athletics and running activities across all ages, event disciplines, ability levels and aspirations; and to give support to the wider sport where there are more than 7m who run each month in England, 3,000 licensed road races and 186,624 active RunTogether participants operating in more than 3,192 groups.

We want to inspire more athletes and runners of all abilities and backgrounds to fulfil their potential and to have a lifelong love of the sport. It’s our vision for athletics to become an inclusive sport where everyone belongs and can flourish. We want every participant involved in our sport, whether they are an athlete, runner, coach, official, leader, volunteer, facility operator, parent, or guardian to see and experience first-hand the guiding principles that continue to drive our work – including putting the athlete and runner first, encouraging high standards and ethical success across all aspects of our work, enhancing experiences, and working together in partnership not in isolation.

The Role

The Financial Controller will be responsible for the financial operations of the organisation, provision of high-quality management information, effective cash management, safeguarding the organisation’s assets, ensuring accurate reporting of financial affairs and advising on appropriate financial strategy for England Athletics.

The individual will provide financial leadership, professional business advice, maintain robust internal control procedures, and manage the application of the policies and procedures of England Athletics. The role will manage the finance team in generating accurate and timely monthly management reports to include the P&L, Balance Sheet, summary commentary. The candidate is

responsible for producing Quarterly Partial Exemption VAT calculations and giving VAT advice to the wider organisation in order to maximise recovery.

The individual will manage the budgeting and forecasting process working with Budget Holders to create accurate budget data. The role is responsible for the preparation of the Annual Statutory accounts and the audit process and will work closely with the Head of Finance to analyse and submit the Sport England returns.

We are looking for a qualified accountant with previous finance team management experience, who is able to work cooperatively in a team environment, work effectively under pressure, achieve the monthly and quarterly deadlines, and is self-motivated when working remotely. Effective communication skills are essential to maintain relations with the wider stakeholders at all levels.

In return candidates receive a generous benefits package including 33 annual leave days (inclusive of bank holidays), life assurance, private healthcare, death in service life assurance, and 7% pension. EA is an organisation where employee wellbeing is paramount, offering flexible, hybrid working and career progression opportunities.

Closing date for applications: 14th April 2023

England Athletics is committed to providing and supporting an inclusive culture that promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are proud of the diverse community we represent and want to ensure our workforce is representative of that community so welcome applications from all sections of the community and diverse groups. We will, at every opportunity, advance equality, and inclusivity for all staff, at all levels within the organisation, by addressing barriers, encouraging participation, and taking all relevant steps to meet everyone’s needs.

To Apply

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