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RLIF - Company Secretary & Financial Controller

International Governing Body for the Sport - London W1

The Rugby League International Federation is the World Governing Body for the sport of Rugby League which is played in more than 50 countries. We are looking for an experienced Company Secretary and Financial Controller to undertake all aspects of the duties of a Company Secretary, financial management, corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts, tax, treasury, administration of grants and the monitoring of compliance with internal control policies and procedures.
This position will report directly to the RLIF Chief Executive David Collier OBE who was appointed in May 2015. The current financial support functions are operated by the NRL in Sydney and by the RFL in Leeds. A key function following this appointment will be to establish systems and accounting procedures within the RLIF based in London.  
The role is flexible and can be fitted around the right candidate. The role is initially a Part-Time role ( 2-3 days per week ) but with the option of expanding into a fuller role in due course. A limited amount of international travel is required to discharge the role.

•    To ensure that the organisation complies with standard financial, regulatory and legal practice
•    To support the Chair and CEO in ensuring the organisation adopts and follows sound corporate governance policies
•    To serve the Board in preparing agendas, papers, Board Minutes and Annual Reports
•    To maintain the Register of Members
•    To manage all accounting and Treasury operations and to provide monthly financial reports to the CEO and Finance Committee
•    To prepare budgets, forecasts and administer grants to Members

•    Taking minutes, drafting resolutions, lodging required forms and Annual Returns with Companies House
•    Operating with the organisation’s Taxation Advisors to manage and administer broadcasting, sponsorship and other commercial contracts to facilitate the efficient distribution of performance payments to Members
•    Organising and preparing agendas for Board meetings , committees and Annual Congress
•    Overseeing policies and good governance
•    Maintaining statutory books, including Register of Members, Register of Directors and Interests, financial records, returns and filings
•    Monitoring the outsourced payroll and pension operations
•    Co-ordination of the budget and financial forecasts
•    Preparing regulatory reports
•    Producing monthly accounts and balance sheet
•    Managing the Treasury function

•    Experience of company secretary and financial controller
•    Experience of a multi-national operation
•    Excellent knowledge of the Companies Act 2006
•    Flexible and adaptive approach to work in a small office environment
•    Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
•    Self-motivated and a self-starter
•    Chartered Secretary, Corporate Lawyer or CPA/CMA preferred

The Rugby League International Federation CEO

3 Months

To apply for this position please forward your CV to

Closing date for this position is Friday 12th August 2016