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Kent FA Director of Finance Vacancy

Closing Date: Friday 20th September 2019

Vacancy - Director of Finance

The Kent FA is the Governing Body for Football who governs, develops and promotes grassroots football across Kent.

We aim to ensure that there are safe and structured football opportunities for the benefit of all through our values of being supportive, inclusive, reflective and innovative.

Kent FA is seeking to recruit a Director of Finance to support the strategic development of the association. The Director of Finance role is a pivotal position encompassing the strategic and operational needs of the Kent FA, including overseeing the accounting and financial control functions of the organisation. The Finance Director is accountable to the Chairman and the Board of Directors.


The successful applicant will;

  • Support the strategic development of the Kent FA, contributing to the strategic objectives and business plan.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations and ensure the timely production of management accounts, tax and other statutory returns including the filing of accounts with Companies House and company returns to the Charities Commission.
  • Support the Board of Directors, Chief Executive and Finance Officer with financial information and interpretation to assist decision making across the organisation.
  • Act as the point of contact for the Company’s auditors and accountants.

The successful applicant will need to be passionate about football at a local level; be able to debate, discuss and challenge in a constructive manner, with the ability to form strong, productive relationships both internally and externally. Ideally, they will have experience of Senior Management and an understanding of small to medium businesses with a turnover of circa £1 million. An accounting qualification is desirable as well as an ability to understand, and experience of, financial accounts, management accounts and budgeting.


The post is a voluntary position, however there is an honorarium associated with the role. For further information around the requirements of the role please contact Darryl Haden on 01622 791850.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter which details how you as Finance Director will contribute to the strategic development  of the Kent FA, to Darryl Haden, Chief Executive Officer, by email to Darryl.haden@kentfa.com .

For a full role profile please see the attached documents. If you do not have the formal qualifications specified but can demonstrate skills or experience of an equivalent standard, we would be interested in your application.

Closing date: Friday 20th September 2019
Interview date:  Friday 27th September 2019.

Due to the number of applications we receive for these vacancies we are unable to respond to everyone and as such if you have not heard from us by  Wednesday 25th September 2019 you should consider that you have not been selected for interview.

Kent FA is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. All eligible roles are subject to a DBS check.

Kent FA is also committed to achieving equality and fairness in employment and service delivery. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. An Equality Monitoring form is attached to the Job Advert, any completed form will be separated on receipt and used for statistical purposes only.