Avalanche Studios is looking for an Accountant
We are looking for a driven and reliable Accountant. We believe you have excellent accounting skills and a solution oriented mindset to take full responsibility from day-to-day bookkeeping to the closing of books for our 10 Swedish legal entities within Avalanche Studios Group.
This role is new within the company and you will be responsible for the insourcing of the accounting and for providing high quality and fully reconciled and reported monthly- as well as yearly closing of books. You will be part of a Finance team of six employees and work closely with the Group Financial controller and the CFO.
Avalanche Studios offers an exciting international work environment and our company goal is simple: to develop and publish the best open world games in the industry. To achieve this monumental mission, we believe in hiring the best and providing a diverse and supportive environment where great talent can flourish.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion, courage and craftsmanship.
Our state of the art studio is located in the beautiful area of Södermalm, in the center of Stockholm and the Game industry Hub. Our studio is a beautiful place inspired by our catalog of games. We hope you’ll come to think of this place as your home turf and creative business foundation. With our creative independence, a decade and a half of experience and strong portfolio of games, Avalanche Studios will fill a unique position in the city.
Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise (published by Square Enix) and the developer of Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive) and Rage 2 (published by Bethesda Softworks). As a publisher, Avalanche Studios has released theHunter: Call of the Wild, Generation Zero and the free-to-play service theHunter Classic which has reached more than 8 million players across 190 countries. Avalanche Studios was founded in 2003 and is based in Stockholm, New York City and Malmö. The studio develops games using its proprietary Apex technology, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay.
The job as Accountant at Avalanche Studios comes with a lot of responsibility and a lot of fun. Your to do list includes:
– weekly bank reconciliations and payments
– AR and AP as well as review and posting of employee expenses
– day-to day bookkeeping, invoicing and manual journal entries
– have responsibility for monthly- and yearly closing of books including reconciliations and analysis
– VAT and tax filing
– ownership and use of financial systems (Jeeves)
– continuously work to improve and streamline our accounting processes
– operate and develop improvement projects within the accounting- and financial system area
– proactively support Avalanche Studio’s organization with the accounting processes
– support to Group Financial Controller at time for annual reports and tax declaration
– when necessary, support Business Controllers in analysis at closing, group reporting and audit processes
– support reporting to Egmont/Nordisk Film (Avalanche Studio’s owners)
– work with payment processes and optimize cash flows and actively take part in improving company’s other financial processes
WHO ARE YOU?
We expect you to have an Accounting degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience of accounting. You have strong skills in Swedish GAAP as well as IFRS experiences. You have good experiences of Swedish VAT and local tax regulations and filing. You have high financial systems skills. You have good Microsoft Excel skills and are fluent in English (English is Avalanche Studios group language).
To excel in this position we expect you to be comfortable in taking ownership of insourcing our accounting process. You are accurate, analytical and would enjoy working in and support an entrepreneurial environment. You have the ability to deliver accurately and timely. You have a strong drive and passion for bookkeeping and accounting systems, take initiatives to make improvements and find new ways of working. You need a can-do attitude and a solution oriented, prestige-less and dedicated mindset. Great if you value responsibility, good team work and straightforward communication too.
We believe you are driven by being involved in the company’s continued development in an exciting industry as well as working close to CFO and management.
In this recruitment process Avalanche Studios is cooperating with Invici. For questions about this role, please contact the responsible recruitment consultant, Nadja Linder, telephone number 0707-96 95 97. Apply as soon as possible as the interviews are ongoing. Welcome to send your application, which we would like to be written in English. Please follow the link provided. We will only consider applications that consist of both a cover letter and a CV. In your cover letter you should include why you want to work at Avalanche Studios. As part of Invici’s recruitment process, the final candidate will be subject to a background screening.