Playground Games are looking for a Financial Accountant to join us.

Working closely with the Finance Director, and wider Finance team, in a fast-paced environment, to deliver effective financial processes within the Company and Parent Company standards and timeframes. The role involves engaging with a range of internal teams, disciplines and external stakeholders and requires the ability to work to deadlines and high levels of accuracy.

Key Responsibilities / Primary Accountabilities


  • Support the Month End processes including;
  • Supporting month end reconciliations
  • Completion of month end packs
  • Ensuring organised records are maintained
  • Updating forecasts
  • Assistance with the preparation of the monthly finance review
  • Preparation of relevant information as required by the Year End Audit process including;
  • Maintaining all records in line with audit requirements
  • Providing accurate and timely information to auditors
  • Working with external advisors to prepare statutory accounts
  • Company taxes – maintaining appropriate records and preparing returns/providing assistance to company advisors in preparation of returns, in support of the following;
  • Corporation tax
  • VGTR
  • VAT 
  • PSA
  • ERS 
  • Provide efficient finance assistance with the companies budgeting process
  • Assist with ad-hoc reports, projects, queries and reconciliations as and when requested
  • Support the purchase processes, as and when necessary


  • Provide effective support to deliver an efficient Procurement function that meets the needs of the Company including;
  • Accurately generating NDAs
  • Drafting Master Supplier Services Agreements
  • Drafting Statements of Work
  • Maintain key administrative Procurement systems ensuring records are kept up to date and effectively track procurement activity including:
  • Requesting spend approval for Statements of Works
  • Issuing of contracts for signature
  • Tracking of contracts
  • Storing of signed contracts
  • Requesting payment approval for supplier invoices
  • Work with the broader Finance team to monitor and enforce Procurement policy compliance.
  • Assist in the continual review and development of improvements and efficiency


  • Ensure that all duties, checks and documentation are completed to the required level of accuracy.
  • Perform other duties, and provide general assistance to broader finance team, as may be requested from time to time, commensurate with the role e.g holiday cover

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of using Sage, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and previous experience in an accounting role
  • ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualification preferred
  • Understanding and demonstrable experience of procurement processes
  • High attention to detail and accurate analytical skills
  • Professional attitude and ability to work in a confidential manner
  • An organised approach, planning tasks and setting realistic timescales
  • Flexibility to be involved in a number of finance support activities at a time
  • Maintain strong working relationships with team members and other disciplines
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office inc Outlook, Word
  • Be a champion for Playground Games and everything we produce
  • Adhere to company procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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