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Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game publishers and developers, with well over 750 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Traffic Cop 3D and Makeover Studio 3D.

With a team of talented people collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, the Philippines and many more places, we have a truly global team making games for a global audience. And it’s paying off having recently been awarded Best Large Studio and Leadership awards by TIGA (The Independent Game Developers’ Association).

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, Kwalee is set for further major expansion over the coming years and is looking for a high calibre Chief Financial Officer to lead the finance function through this exciting growth journey.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a highly ambitious and experienced team, in a large and rapidly growing industry.

What’s the job?

As Chief Financial Officer, board member and a key part of the Executive Team, you will be responsible for the financial stewardship of the business as we embark on our next phase of growth, including but not limited to financial reporting, financial strategy and corporate finance activity.

What you tell your friends you do

"I oversee all elements of the financial stewardship of the business and play a key part in helping it grow."

What you will really be doing

  • Helping achieve growth both organically and through acquisitions

  • Work with board and management team to unlock opportunities

  • Investor relations and fundraising

  • Implement excellent cost control processes

  • High quality business and financial reporting and treasury management 

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team (majority qualified) and work closely with them to ensure the best results.

  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.

  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you will get it. We even have a robot!


Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with more than 200 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced, passionate and diverse team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.

Skills and Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years as a CFO or Finance Director 

  • Qualified accountant - ACA or ACCA

  • Outward facing, growth oriented and forward thinking attitude

  • Charismatic and confident, with leadership qualities

  • Successful acquisition experience

  • Excellent planning and strategy skills

  • Private equity fundraising experience

  • IPO experience desirable, but not essential 

We offer

  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays! (Be part of a creative and collaborative team))

  • A dog friendly office - bring your favourite pooch! (There’s dog-free areas too)

  • Hybrid working model available (2 days a week WFH optional, 3 days in our Leamington Spa office)

  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays 

  • Relocation support available 

  • VISA Sponsorship available

  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

  • Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!

  • Monthly employee awards

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.

Kwalee makes games to bring people, their stories, and their interests together. As an employer, we’re dedicated to making sure that everyone can thrive within our team by welcoming and supporting people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances. With the inclusion of diverse voices in our teams, we bring plenty to the table that’s fresh, fun and exciting; it makes for a better environment and helps us to create better games for everyone! This is how we move forward as a company – because these voices are the difference that make all the difference.


Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 02/02/2022

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