Job: US Senior Accountant

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Posted: 12/22/2022

Job Title: US Senior Accountant
Location: Remote, work from home in the US only
Position Type: Full-time (40 hours)

What’s the Job?

Uplift Games is the studio behind Adopt Me, the #1 game on the Roblox platform (31+ billion visits, 1.92 million record CCU) all about adopting cute pets. We are a small team with a huge community, so to push the limits of scale and quality, we are expanding our Accounting team.

We’re looking for a talented US Senior Accountant to join our studio. Your role will encompass everything from day-to-day accounting functions to providing strategic direction to leadership. While your work will be primarily US-focused, you will need to work closely with our UK Accountant based in London, which will contribute to fulfilling our mission of “Creating Future Nostalgia” for our millions of players.

It is essential that you value diversity and want to work alongside talented people from marginalized groups. We are explicitly a trans, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC / BAME, and disability-positive team, and you will be an active supporter of all team members. We strongly encourage applications from people in marginalized groups.

We are a diverse team and we strongly encourage applications from people in marginalized groups. This is a remote position open to candidates who are based in the US and can demonstrate eligibility to work in their country.

What you’ll be doing

  • Accounting and Finance Functions
    • Manage day-to-day accounting functions including but not limited to A/P, A/R, payroll, journal entries, inter-company settlements, insurance, and expense reimbursement.
    • Prepare financial reports, financial analysis, budgets, forecasts and bonus calculations.
    • Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures to improve controls and end-to-end accounting practices.
    • Coordinate with HR for benefits management and worker compensation policies.
    • Provide travel guidance and assist employees/management with US travel arrangements in accordance with the company’s travel policy and expense reimbursement policy.
    • Collaborate with the Consumer Products team and UK Accountant to create and implement processes and procedures related to the finance functions of merchandise licensing. Responsible for US licensee management and reporting, as well as providing occasional assistance with UK licensee management and reporting.
    • Liaise with Head of Finance and our external accountants to provide information for tax returns, R&D credit filings, and other government filings.
    • Prepare ad hoc reports and analyses for special assignments.
  • Compliance
    • Ensure required state and local filings are filed on time.
    • Respond to government inquiries.
    • Record-keeping for all compliance related documents.
    • Collaborate with HR to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment regulations related to payroll, wage, hour, vacation/sick leave, and worker compensation.
  • Work closely with our UK Accountant and act as backups for each other.

Your Background

These are the things candidates really should have but can make up for in other areas. If you’re missing one or two, consider applying anyway, especially if you belong to a marginalized group.

  • CPA or Masters in Accounting or other professional accounting accreditation.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office including Excel and experience in Google Docs and Sheets.
  • Experience in QuickBooks or small business accounting software and US payrolls.
  • Experience in establishing accounting policies and procedures.
  • Self-directed and proactive. Able to manage your own time effectively in a remote work environment with minimal guidance. Able to meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills. Able to translate financial language and concepts into easily digestible and understandable reports, verbally, in writing and in presentations.
  • Attention to detail; good organizational skills, and a focus on continuous improvement.
  • You value diversity and want to work alongside talented people from marginalized groups. We are explicitly a trans, LGBTQ+, BIPOC / BAME and disability-positive team.

Bonus Points

These are things that can improve your candidacy, but none of these are necessary to apply.

  • Experience in a video game studio.
  • Experience in licensing accounting and reporting.

Requested Supplementary Documents

  • A copy of your CV / Resume
  • A brief overview (cover letter) of why you want to work at Uplift Games

What’s the Compensation?

When possible, we provide transparent estimated salary ranges to set expectations early and to respect your time.

We recognize, however, that salaries vary within our various remote geographical locations. To give an indication of the salary level for this role, we estimate the annual salary to be a range of:

  • $80,000 - $100,000 USD

Our compensation package is intended to be competitive with your local market and is negotiable.

We have a competitive benefits package. Find out more on our Why Work Here page.

I’m ready to apply.

A few reminders: you must be over 18 to apply. Though this is a remote role, you must reside in and have permission to work in the US to apply.

We’re really looking forward to reading your application. Apply for this job on Homerun below!