But not everyone in football is so richly rewarded. This week we report that Charlton Athletic – another Premier League club – is on the hunt for a new FD.
It is offering a salary of £65,000 a year, a handsome reward for many accountants but a pittance compared with the wage packets collected by the stars on the pitch.
Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised by the disparity; accountancy itself operates its own divisional system. Just ask Robert McCullough, the American-qualified FD of investment management group Amvescap, who earned £1,635,000 last year – more than £30,000 a week.
McCullough’s pay packet may not be quite as fat as the likes of Keane, Owen and Campbell. But with the salaries of some newly qualifieds barely creeping into five-figures, it shows that football is not the only industry where Premier League rewards – and income gulfs – exist.
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