Responsible for Finance and Accounting operations of the business. Lead the day-to-day operation of the Finance and Accounting function to ensure appropriate accounting records are maintained, reporting requirements are met and a robust control environment is in place.


Key Deliverables:

  • Manages financial closing process and prepares monthly and quarterly financial reporting for submission to Japan headquarters. Have a detailed understanding of the company’s business operations to be able to plan, anticipate and address any accounting issues.

  • Oversees and provides guidance to the Accounting Team primarily consisting of AP/Purchases, AR/Sales, Stock and GL accounting roles.

  • Be able to understand and review journals which include but not limited to capitalization of development costs, reserves and accruals.

  • Liaise with Tax Manager on tax provisions and other tax-related issues. Manages year end audit process for group reporting and UK entity statutory accounts. This includes managing relationship with external auditors.

  • Identifies, analyses and adopts to new accounting standards affecting the Company. Communicates any new standards within Accounting Team for proper implementation.

  • Oversees cash management in multiple currencies and maintain relationship with the Company’s banks.

  • Assist with preparation of annual budget process.

  • Reviews and approves new supplier/customer requests and purchase orders. Reviews and approves financial clauses in legal contract requests.

  • Collaborates with other departments especially when providing financial reporting and analysis.

  • Oversees compliance to established internal controls including JSOX requirements. Modifies and implements new controls to any new business as appropriate.

  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes and increase efficiency of financial processes.

  • Other ad hoc responsibilities as required.

Key Stakeholders:

Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Corporate Controller, Group Head of Finance-Europe, Department Heads and Budget Owners in the Wider Business

Knowledge & Experience:


  • ACA qualified or equivalent

  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller or equivalent

  • Experience leading a team and managing direct reports

  • Understanding of effective internal control environment


  • SOX or JSOX experience

  • Consolidation experience

  • Audit experience

Competencies, Skills & Attributes:


  • Excel proficiency

  • High degree of accuracy, care and attention to detail

  • Ability to work flexibly and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Strong desire to add value and show initiative


  • Proficiency in Unit 4 Business World, SAP or a similar ERP system


  • An interest in games and gaming

Our goal at Square Enix is to hire, retain, develop and promote the best talent, regardless of age, gender, race, religious, belief, sexual orientation or physical ability.

Our pledge to D&I

At Square Enix we believe in the importance of being a diverse and global company, and we stand firmly together against any forms of injustice, intolerance, harassment or discrimination. In our effort to create a truly diverse workforce, we pledge to continue to raise awareness in every step of the employee experience, from recruitment to promotions to ensure equal opportunities for all. One of our goals is to champion diversity in games and at work and work together to inspire real change.

Learning and education around D&I will be a key element for us to continue to grow as an organization. With unconscious bias training, D&I workshops and a variety of initiatives to give our employees the opportunity to be heard and be part of that change to achieve real equality. We need all our efforts to continue to build our culture of inclusion and equality.

We are also proud to partner with UKIE's Raise the Game pledge, BAME in Games and Women in Games, to name a few.

Hybrid Working Policy

Square Enix is pleased to be an employer that offers flexibility within the workplace.

We have a hybrid working policy which allows employees to work from the comfort of their home, three days per week, and in our amazing Blackfriars office for the other two.

Or, if being in the Office is your preference, you can choose three days working from our office and two days working from home. The choice is yours!