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Crystal Palace Football Club was founded in 1905 and has a proud history of over 110 years that has seen the club compete across the English leagues, and currently enjoying our longest reign in the top-flight following promotion in 2013.

Our home at Selhurst Park is renowned throughout football as having one of the best atmospheres, as fans of all ages come together to show their support for the Eagles.

As well as the successful team on the pitch, we are also proud of our team off it and you can play your part. We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism and a strong work ethic from our employees, which ultimately delivers a first-class customer experience.

Current Vacancies

Location: Selhurst Park

Responsible to: Head of Accounting
Hours per Week: 22 hours
Salary Level: £23k (pro-rata)
Closing Date: 31st August 2018


The Palace for Life Foundation is the official charity of Crystal Palace FC (CPFC). Our mission is to help young South Londoners grow through the power of sport, inspiring them to find a better path in life, for a better life.


As a key member of the Foundation’s Finance Team and working with a host of stakeholders including the Premier League, to provide high level Analysis, Reporting and Financial Control to help facilitate the sustainability and financial growth of the Foundation. This is an exciting career opportunity in a fast moving sector.


Our Values are simply the things that are most important to us and will be demonstrated through the way in which we behave in achieving our charity objectives. Our people are at the centre of the delivery of our Foundation Values.


The Palace for Life Foundation is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and the successful candidate will be subject to Enhanced DBS checks and additional safeguarding training.


• Keep accurate records for all daily transactions
• Create, send, and follow up on sales invoices
• Process invoices for payments using online banking
• Match invoices to purchase orders and ensure payments are properly authorised
• Reconcile bank statements
• Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets
• Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified by conversing with employees and/or clients
• Collect information for and prepare payroll payments for employees
• Assist the Head of Accounting in creating financial reports on a regular basis
• Adhere to the organisation’s financial policies and procedures
• Deal with queries and provide assistance to stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed
• Attend finance department and company-wide meetings, sometimes assisting with financial reporting to managers
• Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions
• Other ad hoc jobs as required by the Head of Accounting

Person Specification:

E = Essential


D = Desirable

BSc degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics


Work experience as a Finance Assistant, Finance Officer or similar role


Excellent ICT skills – including proven high level experience and ability of using Sage Line 50 and Microsoft Excel


Highly organised with ability to use own initiative


Meticulous attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written


Confident with a ‘can do’ attitude


Organisational and time-management skills


An understanding of and a commitment to equal opportunities issues both in the workplace and the wider community


Commitment to Safeguarding children and young people


Prepared to undergo a Palace for Life Foundation DBS check


Please Note:
These duties defined in this Job Description are not definitive and may be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

The Palace for Life Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or 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.


Please complete the application form HERE and send with an up-to-date CV to


If you wish to apply for one of the above positions, please forward an up-to-date CV and cover letter to for CPFC vacancies, or for Palace for Life Foundation roles.

Crystal Palace Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all such sections of the community - view our Equality Policy.

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