Champion Accountants has been appointed by Blackpool Football Club to provide a variety of accounting and auditing services.
The football club will join the firm’s other group of sports clients, with Champion Accountants also advising Salford City FC, Leigh Centurions and the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), as well as several international footballers, cricketers and rugby league players.
David Hardy, director of Champion Accountants, said that there is a “certain level of pride” in being appointed to support the strategy to rebuild the club.
He said: “We’ve already established an efficient, professional relationship, which will prove to many other similar clubs that there isn’t a need to appoint an international accounting firm to get your finances in order.
“More beneficial, is to work with a company that has a familiarity and knowledge of your history and who wants to see you succeed for the good of other people.”
Adam Jackson, financial controller at Blackpool FC, added: “We are delighted to appoint Blackpool-based Champion Accountants as our new auditor. Having already built a strong working relationship, we have been impressed with their technical knowledge and industry experience.
“Champion offers a high-level of service which is aiding a fluent audit process and will assist us as we continue to improve and develop our financial processes.”
Established in 1971, Champion Accountants occupies four offices across the North West: Manchester, Preston, Chester and Blackpool.