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ZeniMax Europe Ltd and its subsidiaries make up the ZEL group. The London based team is responsible for publishing activities in the Asian and LATAM ZeniMax territories. Altogether, we refer to these areas as “International publishing”. This role will be involved with supporting the International business by assisting the finance functions in the various regions. The main goals are to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting and to guarantee compliance with both local regulations and the Group Company’s internal policies.

Based in the London office, this role will also assist with the preparation of the periodic financial reporting of ZeniMax Europe Ltd and take the lead on its annual audit. The successful candidate will be responsible for being the audit point of contact for all International publishing entities and liaising with the Microsoft audit team.

Responsibilities

  • Drive the preparation of ZEL’s annual statutory financial statements and work with our auditors to ensure timely submission to Microsoft for signing and filing.

  • Coordinate the preparation and signing process for the International group’s publishing audits, ensuring submission of the assorted financial statements are put through the Microsoft AGM process on time, and retrieving supporting documentation from Microsoft where needed.

  • Enable any changes to auditors are carried out in line with Microsoft’s processes.

  • Prepare and enter journals into ZEL’s general ledger for the period end close.

  • Assist in the review of ZEL’s subledger transactions and ensure balance sheet reconciliations are accurate and up to date.

  • Calculate and enter GAAP adjustment journals across the ZEL group relating to US GAAP standard balances.

  • Review the monthly book before submission to Microsoft including reconciling all ZEL’s control accounts and ensuring that clearing accounts are balance free each period end.

  • Assist with requests from the tax team for information around the breakdown of indirect and direct tax amounts paid across the ZEL group.

  • Build relationships with the finance teams in the UK and internationally and support with ad hoc tasks as they arise in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Work closely with and assist the French Finance Director with preparing the month end financial reporting for ZEL.

  • Work closely with the UK finance team to ensure compliance with the US parent company’s procedures and reporting requirements.

Qualifications

  • Self-motivated, intuitive and confident with a high attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work on several tasks at once and deliver on deadlines to a high quality.

  • Excellent Office 365 applications skillset with advanced excel skills.

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) with exposure to multiple subledgers in an ERP system (such as AR, AP, Fixed assets, inventory, purchasing, etc).

  • Proven experience in an audit role.