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Group Financial Controller

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game publishers, with well over 600 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D and Makeover Studio 3D. Alongside this, we also have a growing PC and console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join TENS! and Eternal Hope.

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, we have a truly global team making games for a global audience. And it’s paying off: Kwalee games have been downloaded in every country on earth! If you think you’re a good fit for one of our remote vacancies, we want to hear from you wherever you are based.

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, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle. Could your idea be the next global hit?

As Group Financial Controller you’ll lead the company’s financial control and group reporting to maximise profits and ensure the company can grow rapidly. 

What you tell your friends you do

“I’m the finance guru that is pivotal to the commercial success of the company”

 What you will really be doing

  • Implementing strong financial controls and robust processes

  • Preparation of group consolidated accounts under IFRS 

  • Leading and managing the finance team

  • Leading tax planning and analysis including VGTR and R&D tax credit claims

  • Leading financial due diligence on potential acquisitions

  • Financial / accounting compliance, preparation of accounting papers to ensure compliance with new IFRS regulations

  • Liaising with audit and other relevant committees

  • Preparing and reviewing financial reports  e.g bi-monthly board packs

  • Cash flow forecasting including working capital review

  • Negotiating the best commercial terms for the company

  • Researching and implementing new systems and automation

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to coordinate efforts and get 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 can get it.


Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 150 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important design and technical decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.

 Skills and requirements

  • Minimum 15 years commercial and financial experience 

  • Minimum 10 years IFRS experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in industry (ideally tech)

  • ACA or ACCA qualification

  • Strong management experience

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Dynamic and highly organised

  • Ideally passion for games

 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! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)

  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays 

  • 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 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.

Group Financial Controller

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 08/18/2021

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