Miniclip has grown substantially over the last few years; not just in terms of revenues and headcount, but also in complexity as the company has combined organic growth with M&A activity. To support our ambitious growth strategy, we are looking for a motivated Finance Operations Manager with enthusiasm to manage our AP/AR and banking processes.
Reporting to the Head of Accounting & Compliance, the candidate will take ownership of the AP/AR and banking processes in a growing Shared Services centre based in Portugal currently serving Miniclip Studios based in the UK, Portugal and Italy, with potential to incorporate additional countries. They will also take on responsibility for integration of newly acquired studios, where required.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Strong team manager with experience and interest in financial process within an international fast-growing environment
Excellent with systems and developing automation and efficiency in process
Strong communicator and able to work with different time zones and cultures
Understands the impact an operating model will have on reporting
Able to balance a partnering approach with a firm stance on ethics, compliance, GAAP, etc
Can identify opportunities to simplify, standardise and improve internal processes
Able to work efficiently to tight month end deadlines
Take ownership of AP/AR and banking transactional processes with shared service centre
Closes AP/AR and banking ledgers efficiently and accurately
Responsibility to develop, document and establish best in class financial process across the group
Assist the Head of A&C in developing controls within the growing group to incorporate acquired studios
Assist the Accounting and Compliance Manager in fulfilling year end audit requests
Manage a team of four directs
Responsible for controlling banking access rights
Establish strong working relationships with key external contacts
Partner with leaders on problem solving and issue resolution
Assist on integration plans for newly acquired studios – where applicable
Production and analysis of aged debtor and creditor reports
Responsible for cashflow forecast information from relevant studios
At least 5 years of Experience managing a shared service centre
Developing best in class processes and controls
Ability to coach and train more junior staff to develop the teams skillset
Excellent teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
Strong proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office Applications
Experience of Microsoft Dynamics 365
Miniclip is a global leader in digital games with a mission of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms.
Founded in 2001, the Company has successfully grown a huge global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. Miniclip has a unique understanding of the digital games space and has developed a strong portfolio of over 60 high-quality mobile games, extensive worldwide distribution, and an internationally recognised brand name. To date, Miniclip's digital games, which include the franchises 8 Ball Pool™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™, and Agar.io™ have generated more than 3 billion downloads. Miniclip has more than 50 million daily active players reaching people across the world in the pursuit of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’.
In February 2015, Miniclip was excited to receive a large majority investment from Tencent, one of the world’s largest technology companies and the world’s largest games publisher. This new chapter in Miniclip’s history strengthens the Company’s position, with Tencent recognising its achievements to date and future potential.
In the past three years, as part of their ambitious growth plans, Miniclip have been delighted to welcome the teams from Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Yakuto (creators of Darts of Fury), Masomo (home of Head Ball 2), Ilyon (designers of Bubble Shooter), Eight Pixels Square (Sniper Strike) operating as Miniclip Derby, Gamebasics (creators of OSM Online Soccer Manager) now operating as Miniclip Netherlands, Green Horse Games (home of Football Rivals), and most recently Supersonic Software Ltd., trading as Appynation Ltd (the team behind the highly successful Puzzle Page and Picture Cross) to the Miniclip Group.