Assistant Accountant

Games Jobs - Business / Analysis / Metrics - Leamington Spa

Job Title Assistant Accountant
Job Category Accounts / CFO
Job Description Kwalee is a leading independent mobile game developer and publisher based in Leamington Spa – the UK’s biggest gaming hub outside Greater London and a great place to live – along with growing teams in Bangalore and Beijing.

Now the largest hypercasual games publisher in the UK, Kwalee is a company known globally thanks to half a billion downloads for hit mobile games including Draw it, Bake it, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky and many more. These successes have driven rapid growth in recent years and with exciting new projects in the works for Nintendo Switch and PC alongside the studio's hypercasual specialism, Kwalee shows no signs of slowing down!

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 mobile gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays. Could your idea be the next global hit?

As an Assistant Accountant / Finance Executive you will be a vital member of the finance team and help to make important financial decisions to ensure the company can grow rapidly.

What you tell your friends you do

“I’m the finance wizard that has a high attention to detail and supports the business in many ways”

 What you will really be doing


  • Accurately enter sales and purchase invoices onto the accounting system (Xero)

  • Perform daily and monthly bank reconciliations

  • Create bank payment runs

  • Assist with the monthly reporting of profit per game 

  • Preparation of VAT Returns and EC sales lists 

  • Assist with the preparation of Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) and R&D claims 

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly payroll 

  • Assist management with various monthly and quarterly reporting responsibilities


How you will be doing this


  • You will be actively working towards an accounting qualification

  • You’ll be part of an agile 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. We even have a robot!


Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 100 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


  • At least 1 year of experience in a similar role

  • High attention to detail

  • Strong spreadsheet skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Dynamic and highly organised

  • Ideally finance qualification (AAT, ACCA, ACA, CIMA)

  • 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

  • Study support for finance qualifications

  • Creative Wednesdays! (Complete freedom to 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.
Salary Based on experience
Location Leamington Spa
Job Category Business / Analysis / Metrics
Date posted 17/10/2020
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