Ashton Gate Stadium is a unique sports and entertainment business with the core aim of providing
integral support services to ensure the sustainability of Stephen Lansdown’s sporting group of
companies which includes Bristol Sport, Bristol City, Bristol Bears, Bristol Flyers Basketball and each
of their respective community charities.

JOB PURPOSE
Head of Finance for Bristol Bears Rugby Club and part of Centralised Finance team.

KEY OBJECTIVES
• Finance Business Partner for Bristol Bears
• Manage the budget, long-term financial plan and reforecast processes
• Manage cash flow requirements
• Manage the salary cap process
• Responsible for accuracy of month-end accounting and reporting
• Management of Bristol Bears Financial Accountant
• Manage audit and tax compliance

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (KPIs)
• Finance Business Partner for Bristol Bears – provide high quality advice, challenge and
support to internal decision makers e.g. business case analysis and costing analysis
• Responsible for Finance for Men’s team, Women’s team and Academy.
• Manage the budget, long-term financial plan and reforecast processes
• Produce cash flow forecasts and communicate with Group company on funding
requirements
• Manage the salary cap process with the PRL and ensure all reporting is accurate and within
deadlines
• Management of Bristol Bears Financial Accountant
• Overseeing and responsible for accuracy of month-end reporting, balance sheet
reconciliations, intercompany accounting, accounts payable and payroll
• Ensure monthly management accounting meetings are held with all budget holders
• To liaise with the auditors to ensure all statutory and reporting timelines are met
• Manage tax compliance
• To support the Group Chief Financial Officer with ad hoc tasks as required
• To support the Group Chief Executive Officer with finance & operational issues
• Working closely with the Director of Rugby to ensure salary cap compliance

KEY RELATIONSHIPS
• Bristol Bears Rugby Club – CEO, Director of Rugby, Department Heads
• Finance Team – Group CFO, direct report, peers
• Pula Group

Essential Skills
Qualified Accountant – ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification
3 years+ post-qualified experience
Strong inter-personal skills

Desirable Skills
Experience working in Sport
A passion for the Sporting Industry

Benefits
Pension – 4% contribution from the employer as long as matched by the employee
Death in Service – employer pays 3 x annual salary to whomever employee nominates
Perkpal – Discounts on local shops, restaurants, all the supermarkets, coffee’s etc
Cycle to work Scheme
Season Tickets & Hospitality package

H&S
Responsible for ensuring all health and safety procedures are followed at all times, with relevant
paperwork to support.
To ensure all employees complete their trained required to do their job
Report all incidents and accidents as required.
To report any hazards detected.
To complete and review the risk assessments for the department

Equal Opportunities
We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection,
training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no employee receives less
favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment