Finance Manager

Cambridge /
Operations – Finance /
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution, Planet Zoo and F1 Manager. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 800 talented people supporting our existing portfolio and ambitious future roadmap, along with our publishing label Frontier Foundry, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

Purpose of the role
As part of our continued growth, we are looking for a qualified accountant to join us as a Finance Manager. For this newly created role, we are looking for a well organised candidate with people management experience to ensure the smooth running of the day-to day finance operations. Reporting directly to the Head of Financial Operations and Corporate Tax, and working closely with the wider finance team, you will also ensure the accurate preparation of the monthly management accounts and forecast information.
You will also work collaboratively across the company, particularly with department heads and budget holders, supporting on internal and external reporting requirements, and providing support to our project teams where necessary to deliver our amazing games.

Financial Operations Responsibilities

    • Line management of a small finance team including Payables Manager and Finance Assistant
    • First review of month end reports and transactions and prepare the first draft of the monthly consolidated management accounts for review with the Head of Financial Operations and Corporate Tax
    • Monthly review of budget trackers and variance reports with the Management Accountant
    • Approval of the weekly payment run
    • First review of quarterly royalty reports and workings for IP partners
    • First point of contact for the team on month end and budget queries
    • Production of monthly headcount analysis and reporting for the Executive Team
    • Provide support to the Head of Financial Operations and Corporate Tax and the Head of Financial Planning and Corporate Finance on one-off projects to support the growth of the company

Treasury Responsibilities

    • Prepare and maintain a rolling cashflow forecast for all main currencies (GBP, USD, EUR, CAD) for all bank accounts within the Group to assess liquidity requirements and manage currency risk
    • Monitor compliance against the Group’s Treasury Policy working with the Head of Financial Planning & Corporate Finance and CFO
    • Monitor cash deposit accounts and make recommendations for approval by the Head of Financial Planning & Corporate Finance and CFO

Financial Planning Responsibilities

    • Supporting the Management Accountant in delivering the quarterly forecast update and the annual financial plan, for review with the Head of Financial Planning & Corporate Finance
    • Create ad-hoc projections and analysis
    • Supporting the Commercial Accountant and working with the Commercial and Data teams to prepare quarterly royalty forecast updates for IP partners
    • Working closely with the Director of Operations and Producers to prepare robust headcount roadmaps

Corporate Accounting Responsibilities

    • Assisting with the annual audit and interim review
    • Support with the production of accounting papers for the Audit Committee

About you

    • Essential:
    • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
    • Expert user of MS Excel
    • Excellent communicator and stakeholder management
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Desirable:
    • Experience of working in the tech sector
    • Previous experience with IFRS
    • Experience working with intangible assets and project accounting
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.