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People Operations Specialist - Financial Operations

Accounting & Finance, People & HR, Operations
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2023
Our People & Talent department at Sporty is the beating heart of our operation. Working with us is challenging and rewarding, we offer great opportunities for good team fits. We aim to offer real value and benefit to our People and the Company. A proactive, positive working attitude and solutions driven mindset is essential to work in this lean and vital area of our organisation.
We are looking for a People Operations Specialist to join and work alongside our People Operations Lead and our growing department. Our People Operations Team is split into two verticals: tactical operations such as finance, invoices, bonus and appraisal management, payroll etc; and employee experience. We are hiring this position specifically for someone with a passion for numbers and spreadsheets to support the wider people function.
You would report to our tactical People Operations Lead and collaborate with the wider Team. You’d be predominantly responsible for a variety of financial support services and administrative activities to keep systems running smoothly. You would also interact and communicate with our staff community on a frequent basis.
The People Ops Specialist will have an integral role in the teams overall success and you will have an opportunity to learn, grow and cultivate your own career path along with the support of the wider team at Sporty Group. We always work toward supporting Company goals, in this case enabling Talent Acquisition and retention of our workforce.


  • Support the People Ops Lead in the execution of seamless payroll flow
  • Ensure spreadsheets are meticulously current with accurate data
  • Improve spreadsheet features and functions
  • Add new starters to our Payroll & HRIS systems
  • Ensure all invoices are stored correctly and have been authorised for payment
  • Liaising with suppliers and ensuring timely payments
  • Add all UK expenses for employees to the payroll system
  • Generally support and optimise all dept areas and employee relations
  • Keeping up to date with new iterations to our tools


  • 2+ years financial background experience
  • AAT level 3 qualification (or equivalent)
  • Experience working in a fast paced iterative environment
  • Tech savviness with an ability to understand and adapt quickly to systems and tooling
  • Great organisation and time management skills. We refer to the Eisenhower principle and 80/20 principles to prioritise workload and improve
  • Detail oriented with strong organisational and analytical skills
  • Strong initiative and ability to problem solve
  • An ability to work autonomously and independently in a fully remote environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills in English
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • A great working attitude and team mentality

Our Tools

  • Slack
  • Google Workspace (Docs / Sheets / Drive)
  • Lattice
  • Lever
  • Hofy
  • Zinc
  • Confluence
Quarterly and flash bonuses
Flexible working hours
Top-of-the-line equipment
Education allowance
Referral bonuses
28 days paid annual leave
Annual company retreat - we all went to Dubai in 2022 and are planning 2 more retreats for 2023!
Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members
Our Mission
Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone
Our Operating Principles
1. Create Value for Users
2. Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty
3. Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation
4. Be Responsible
5. Preserve Integrity & Honesty
6. Respect Confidentiality & Privacy
7. Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability
8. Work Hard with Passion & Pride
Working at Sporty
The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they're in your way.
Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results.
As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don’t have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to.
We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.