Senior Finance Officer

ustwo games seeks to bring what’s meaningful about games to everyone. We’re an inclusive and creatively independent team that thrives in the unknown possibilities of game creation.

We are a small (ish) games studio, with a passion to create emotional, surprising experiences for a broad audience. We make games that are built by humans and are player-centric. We make them with pride and with meaning, and our overall purpose is to bring what’s meaningful about games to everyone.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Officer to join our Business Support team. This is primarily a stand alone role, reporting to the Commercial Director, and with support from the wider ustwo group’s Finance Team.

We are looking for someone who is a team player, who has great attention to detail and strong communication skills.

#Key Responsibilities

  • Full ownership of sales and purchase ledgers
  • Month end/year end closing procedure
  • Preparing monthly PAYE / NICS payments and payroll journals
  • Preparation all relevant monthly/yearly journal including prepayment & accruals
  • Maintaining fixed assets register, reconciling register total with ledger figures, processing month end depreciation
  • Preparation of monthly ustwo games board meeting pack
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure accuracy of the accounts
  • Coordinating with our external auditor for preparation of statutory accounts, R&D Tax Relief, and Video Game Tax Relief
  • Coordination with the Group finance function to align financial activities with group requirements across: P&L Forecasting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Annual Budgeting, Group Audit and Treasury
  • Financial modelling
  • Ad-hoc reports and analysis

#Essential Requirements

  • Full/part qualified (CIMA, ACCA or other equivalent)
  • Ability to carry out routine financial tasks with a strong focus on accuracy and quality
  • Being a team player whilst demonstrating the capability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail with reconciliation skills and ability to problem solve
  • Being adaptable and proactive with a “Can Do” approach
  • High level of capability in Excel/Google Sheets

#Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working in the games industry, or in other creative industries such as Film/Music/Publishing
  • Knowledge of R&D claims and VGTR (Video Games Tax Relief)
  • Previous experience in a wide ranging, stand alone role
  • Experience working in Xero
  • Critical thinking about modelling sales revenue
  • Previous experience in a Senior role, but open to a strong Finance Officer who is looking to step up into Senior

#What we can offer you

We are a friendly, passionate studio, with a buzz of creativity. We offer a competitive package, including but not limited to, a company-wide profit sharing platform, company pension, private medical insurance, and amazing family friendly policies. We offer 25 days holiday (inclusive of studio closure days over Christmas.) We also promote flexible working patterns.

We are all working from home right now, so we will ensure you have the correct desk set-up to work comfortably and safely from your home. We have on-boarded over 5 of our new people remotely and we will ensure you have everything you need to be successful in your role.

#Diversity statement

Ustwo games is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people’s everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We believe diverse teams help us make better games and we actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development.

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