Financial Controller

We are looking for a Financial Controller to join us here at WarDucks!

At WarDucks we are deeply committed to a healthy work-life balance for all of our team, and we make sure to have fun too!

Job Description

As Financial Controller in this lean VC backed games studio, you will play a key role in supporting the CEO by leading the day-to-day running of the finance function of the business.

The role requires a dynamic individual with experience in accounting, financial modelling and budgeting, commercial decision making and a good eye for detail.

Responsibilities of the role span the full cycle of accounting operations in the Company, including the management of financial records and reporting, preparation of monthly management accounts, quarterly forecasting / budgeting for the Board, preparation of annual financial statements, interacting with third-party stakeholders and producing information to support strategic decision-making.

Additionally, there are responsibilities that will bring you to work on other non-finance related tasks across the business. In our start-up, team members often work across many business functions, so if you are interested in gaining experience in other areas as well, this is the perfect role for you!

Responsibilities

    • The role will involve reporting directly to the Company’s CEO and will require providing support in both strategic and operational finance considerations.
    • Take an active role in day-to-day finance activities, including:
        • Full ownership of the preparation of monthly management accounts, including preparation and review of monthly bank reconciliation and accrual/prepayment journals;
        • Monitoring monthly cash flow;
        • Preparation and submission of relevant tax reporting documents (VAT3, INTRASTAT, etc.);
        • Ensuring ongoing compliance of accounts under FRS 102;
      • Payroll processing.
    • Support the CEO in developing and maintaining budgets and forecasts by building and updating financial models and projections as well as completing scenario analysis;
    • Support the CEO in the preparation of board reports and investor reports / presentations, taking ownership of the elements relating to the finances of the Company;
    • Lead the preparation of the annual financial statements and act as point of contact with external auditors;
    • Support the CEO where required on investor queries and maintain the Company’s share cap table;
    • Liaise with Company’s legal advisors in on-boarding new investors as required;
    • R&D reporting and filing; and
    • Other ad hoc tasks such as permit applications, supporting on-boarding of new staff, grant funding applications.

Requirements

    • Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA) with 2-5 years PQE in relevant finance, accounting and financial modelling roles;
    • Excellent proficiency in Excel;
    • Strong proficiency in PowerPoint and Word;
    • Strong proficiency using Google Business Apps – Sheets, Docs, Slides;
    • Experience using Xero’s accounting platform;
    • Strong FRS 102 knowledge;
    • Prior experience working in an SME or startup environment is a plus;
    • Prior experience with a VC/PE backed company or experience in fundraising, either in a corporate finance advisory role or with an in-house finance team is a plus;
    • Understanding of the gaming industry beneficial;
    • Exposure to other functional areas – HR and Legal – is a plus;
    • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
    • Ability to deal with third parties, including investors and third-party legal firms;
    • An understanding of business and financial issues;
    • Ability to work on other tasks that would typically occur in a business start-up environment;

We currently do not require assistance from recruiters or recruitment agencies. 

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be responding to applicants selected for interview. Thank you for applying and for your interest in WarDucks!

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