GL Accounts Assistant

GL ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT - WINDSOR BERKSHIRE (UK)

Who We Are:

Take-Two is a global organisation and an industry leader in the world of interactive entertainment. Take-Two is the games developer and publisher responsible for many exciting and well known AAA titles for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services.

Role Purpose:

Reporting to the UK Finance Manager, expected to contribute to the overall success of the accounting function and help drive forward the GB, TTE, Rockstar, Hangar 13 and TTI UK finance group as a whole.

Assisting in controlling the month end close for the above mentioned entities and providing Take-Two GB, Take-Two Interactive Software Europe Limited (TTE), Hangar 13, Take-Two Interactive Software UK Limited (TTI UK) and Rockstar International Limited's monthly management information and accounts; providing insightful analytics to help support business decisions. Help identifying current business processes to maximise efficiencies and help ensure that all SOX controls are adhered to.

Reporting:

  • Manage, control and improve intercompany function with autonomy, ensuring that recharge invoices are raised on a timely basis, and that intercompany balances are agreed at month end
  • Prepare proposal of intercompany net-offs for approval with the Director of Finance
  • Work closely with the label marketing teams, using own initiative to provide Finance support on all aspects relating to budgets, forecasts, costs, recharges, purchase order queries and the improvements to their MI
  • Prepare and review all manual, recurring, and inter-company journal entries to ensure that accruals, prepayments depreciation, allocations, and transfer of costs are correct in accordance with GAAP and properly supported
  • Control of the balance sheet reconciliations for all entities, ensuring that they are reconciled and analysed on a monthly basis and that the accounting is in accordance with GAAP and all balances are properly supported
  • Control of fixed asset accounting, ensuring that all additions are accounted for in accordance with company policy and US GAAP and that depreciation is accounted for correctly and in accordance with company accounting policies
  • Preparation of the month end reporting pack for TTE/GB/TTI UK/Rockstar including supporting consolidation schedules
  • Ensure that all required reporting packs and disclosures are with group reporting for all relevant companies as per prescribed deadline
  • Responsibility for ensuring JDE integrity for above companies
  • Assist in providing management information to Group UK companies including segmental P&L, variance analysis and label title reviews
  • Any ad-hoc GL duties that may arise

Financial Planning and Analysis:
  • Work with the Financial Controller and Department Heads to build robust P&L OPEX budgets by business unit notably the occupancy forecast. Henceforth, provide timely 'actual versus forecast' variance analysis
  • Provision of ad hoc forecast analysis

Financial Systems:​
  • Assist controller in evaluating operational and financial risks for group companies and establish mitigating controls
  • Liaise with department managers and identify opportunities for re-engineering current business processes with the goal of delivering operational efficiencies and improved financial visibility
  • Identify and help drive necessary changes in systems for reporting needs
  • Flag systems issues early and follow through to resolution

Compliance, Guidance and Audit:
  • Ensure compliance with all local and US GAAP regulations
  • Liaising with both internal and external auditors
  • Ensure all group company SOX controls ensuring full compliance including scoping
  • Assist in producing the statutory tax packs for group UK companies for internal and external annual filings

Developing Self and Others:
  • Timely and accurate reporting to Department Head
  • Developing close working relationships within finance and across business functions, taking on additional responsibilities as required

Behaviours and Competencies:
  • Ability to deliver accurately and within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good communicator
  • Technically competent in US and UK GAPP reporting
  • Commercially aware with an appreciation of key business risks
  • Ability to use own initiative, with a proactive mind-set
  • Actively seeks out opportunities to 'add value' and challenge current business processes
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff and management

Qualifications:
  • Studying for professional accountancy qualifications



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