England & Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Accountant

Leisure & Fitness
London , United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
15 / 12

Accountant for the England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT), ECB’s wholly owned subsidiary charity, and Business Partner for recreational cricket departments. You will work closely with several internal departments and 39 County Cricket Boards to support the finance function to the recreational game in England and Wales.

This job description is only a summary of the role as it currently exists and is not exhaustive or comprehensive. The responsibilities and accountabilities might differ from those outlined and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

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PURPOSE

Accountant for the England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT), ECB’s wholly owned subsidiary charity, and Business Partner for recreational cricket departments. You will work closely with several internal departments and 39 County Cricket Boards to support the finance function to the recreational game in England and Wales.

This job description is only a summary of the role as it currently exists and is not exhaustive or comprehensive. The responsibilities and accountabilities might differ from those outlined and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

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 enjoy work which requires a keen attention to detail.

  • You thrive in a busy, challenging environment.

  • You enjoy interacting with people in and around the business and developing strong working relationships.

YOU’LL BE DOING

  • EWCT accountant (responsible for monthly management accounts, budgeting and variance reporting using NetSuite and statutory year-end financial reporting/audit).

  • Business Partner to the Participation and Growth department (with a project accountant based at Edgbaston providing support to membership services), the Facilities team and other departments as required, including budgeting.

  • Treasury management for EWCT’s investment portfolio including computation of cash flow forecasts, liaising with institutions on banking rates and placing deposits with the relevant institutions.

  • Financial control of internally funded capital grants schemes and the Sport England funded capital grant schemes, ensuring that the funding is accounted for in line with stringent accounting and reporting requirements.

  • Payment administration for grants.

  • Financial management of the EWCT £10m interest free loan scheme. This includes reviewing Clubs for credit-worthiness, processing and monitoring loan payments and reporting summary information.

  • Finance team’s first point of contact for County Cricket Boards.

  • Sport England finance contact for ECB (relationship management, delegated responsibility for self-assurance return, quarterly reporting on finances including liaison with the internal budget-holders, input into ECB’s group accounts).

  • Oversee Recreational Cricket Insurance programme.

  • Responsibility for company risk register and maintaining this is up to date with market trends.

Ad hoc

  • Financial projects as required. Recent examples include sustainability reporting, systems updates and work alongside the Commercial Department to implement the #FundsForRuns project.

YOU’LL HAVE

  • A newly qualified accountant with accounting qualification: ACA or equivalent.

  • Proven experience with strong technical knowledge, and extensive experience of overall combined accounting and finance experience.

  • Experience with preparing management and regulatory financial statements, period end close processes, and auditor liaison.

  • Knowledge of charity SoRP accounting and/or the sports sector (desirable).

  • Essential – excellent MS Excel skills including analysis and bespoke calculators/financial models as required.

  • Preferred – knowledge of financial systems, in particular NetSuite and Concur.

  • Sound decision making skills, with strong business acumen.

YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • Holiday - 25 days a year

  • Volunteering – 2 days a year

  • Pension - Non-contributory 8% pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Employee health cash-back plan

  • Long-term sickness insurance

  • Life assurance - four times your annual basic salary

  • Enhanced family friendly leave

  • Unmind – free and confidential access to a wellbeing app to help you manage your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing

  • OpenBlend - an innovative coaching and performance management tool

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

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

  • Free online fitness classes

  • 30% Castore discount

  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Preferential access to tickets to England and The Hundred games

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