Assistant Accountant Job at Kwalee in Leamington Spa
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!
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 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
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.
Company Location: Leamington Spa