Credit Analyst - Football Specialist (debt financing)

  • To £50,000 basic salary plus bonus and benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Carnegie Consulting
  • 25 May 18 2018-05-25

This is a role for somebody who first and foremost loves credit / financial analysis and is excited about the opportunity to work for a hugely successful and entrepreneurial business that has a pretty much unique offering. The growth of my client’s business has been phenomenal over the last few years and now is the time to get on board. A strong interest / background in the Football industry would be a bonus. My client offers a unique proposition whereby they offer structured credit facilities / lending to clients within the music, entertainment or sporting world.

The Opportunity:

  • This is a role for an individual who has a genuine interest / passion for the football industry, combined with the intellect and technical financial modelling skills to provide financial and credit analysis supporting a growing portfolio of football transactions
  • Supporting their “Football” focused clients’ needs, you will supporting a very experienced Credit Portfolio Manager who understands the nuances and intricacies of this industry and is a great person to learn from
  • With typical transaction sizes of between $5m to $50m, my client has assisted their football clients with revenue monetisation, buy-outs, acquisitions, wealth management, roll-ups, rights and contract negotiation, leverage, production and touring, player transfers, through to full business securitisation, as well as other needs

More detailed duties will include:

  • Provide commentary and analytical narrative on the financial performance and position of a range of football clubs
  • Focusing on the review and analysis of football club Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, cash flow statements and forecasts
  • Analysis of management and operations of football clubs
  • Produce financial forecasts incorporating appropriate assumptions
  • Modelling of debt financing transactions incorporating pricing, duration & value
  • Monitoring of portfolio of transactions
  • Compose debt financing proposals, term sheets and credit submissions
  • Liaise and present to senior management
  • Macro and transactional research in football industry
  • Liaise with clients, lawyers and other parties as required
  • Interaction with clients, composing due diligence lists and discussing and pulling together due diligence information


Your Experience:

  • A demonstrable interest in Sport and ideally football is preferred – this may come from a variety of angles, so, I won’t be too prescriptive
  • It would be great if you have knowledge around the strategic, operational business facets of the football business and wider sport and events industries
  • You will possess a strong record of academic achievement, with a proven ability to build / work with financial models
  • Demonstrable knowledge of in depth financial analysis
  • Passionate about driving a career in business and sport
  • Strong time management and organisational skills and sound critical thinking skills
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Must be a team player with excellent management skills
  • Knowledge and experience in working in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)