Finance Director West
Wargaming is looking to hire a Finance Director to lead and own all finance and accounting activities across Wargaming’s regional offices in EMEA.
This position will contribute to the attainment of the company's business objectives by providing strategic and operational financial guidance to ensure that the company's financial commitments are met and developing necessary policies and procedures to ensure the sound financial management and control of the company’s business in the region.
What you will do?
- Be the key interface on all Financial matters for the locations responsible.
- Provide input to business decisions and educate stakeholders on financial matters.
- Lead and develop regional Finance teams.
- Ensure effective financial P/L management and delivery of accurate, timely and complete financial information. Partner across the organization (Corporate Planning, Business Unit Finance, Regional Finance and Accounting) to ensure and validate the quality of key forecasting assumptions.
- Identify key gaps and suggest related action plans needed to close gaps.
- Manage the regional calendar for all financial beats (AOP, Forecast, close, etc.) and ensure deadlines are met for delivery of reporting packages.
- Work with global finance teams to ensure financial results are accurately reported and in compliance with all regulatory requirements
- Ensure that company financial systems, policies and processes in the region are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.
- Process Journal Entries and Accruals by working closely with cost centre owners to ensure monthly/quarterly development expenses are accurately captured
- Provide robust explanations of variances to forecast
- Drive improvements to operating margin by identifying cost saving opportunities and opportunities for revenue growth
- Partner with local teams and lead their opex budgeting process – including quarterly reviews and annual planning with FP&A Teams
- Create reports and other analytical tools that aid Management decision making, track key KPIs, provide compelling insight to the business and result in operational improvements.
- Conduct Adhoc analysis as needed
What are we looking for?
- 10+ years in Finance, Accounting with clear track record of career progression
- Relevant product knowledge including sound understanding of business profit and cost drivers
- Track record of implementing change which improves business effectiveness
- Experience delivering effective plan management and use of numerical data to assess and report on performance and/or business issues and opportunities
- Knowledge of IFRS and other relevant accounting standards and regulatory reporting requirements
- In-depth knowledge and working experience of financial, accounting information systems and ERP particularly SAP
- Degree in Finance, Accounting or related numerate discipline – Professional accountancy qualification preferred i.e. ACA, CPA
What additional skills will help you stand out?
- Comfortable with ambiguity and being a part of deeply complex strategy discussions whilst maintaining operational excellence
- Excellent judgement and analytical skills
- Commercial instinct and the ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines
- First class communication skills with the ability to adapt communications to the audience and simplify complex matters
- Ability to manage multiple projects, provide complicated financial analysis and develop appropriate solutions
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.
Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.
Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!