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Assistant Financial Accountant - 6-Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Role: Assistant Financial Accountant - 6-Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Team: Development
  • Location: UK Remote / Office Based, Chatham

The Role

Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home. However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

Our studio is situated in a river-front building in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X

Do you want to work in the Gaming Industry?

We are looking for a Assistant Financial Accountant on a 6-month fixed term contract. Working as part of the finance team of a successful, growing computer games developer this is an opportunity to contribute to financial accounting, reporting, and finance operations as part of an established, high performing finance team.  The ideal candidate will have a strong technical grounding, the ability to quickly grasp the processes within the business, and keen to take responsibility for discrete workstreams within the finance team.  As part of this role there are opportunities to be involved in project work related to IFRS conversion, M&A, and financing.

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.


  • Support the month end close by posting relevant journal entries, intercompany transactions and reconciliations, including IFRS adjustments.
  • Assist with preparation of tax compliance schedules incl. VAT and Corporation tax returns, grant applications and claims.
  • Assist with the preparation of the balance sheet, cashflow and working capital budgets/forecasts.
  • Assist with the completion of regulatory returns, statutory operational audits and ONS surveys,
  • Ensuring statutory reporting requirements are fulfilled, submissions are accurate, and payments are made by the correct date.
  • Assisting the Financial Controller with project work incl. dividends, share schemes, acquisitions, disposals and ad hoc tasks.
  • Support the wider finance team with transactional accounting and other ad-hoc tasks as required.
  • Assist with improvements to accounting processes and document controls.
  • Assist with the preparation of financial statements.
  • Liaise with the external auditors and other advisors as required under the supervision of the Financial Controller.

What We Look For In You

  • ACA/ACCA qualified accountant with knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • At least one to two years’ experience, post qualification.
  • Proven experience of assisting with internal and / or external auditors.
  • Excellent analytical skills to review data effectively.
  • Strong numeric/analytical and Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Drive to solve problems and continuously improve processes.
  • Flexible attitude to meet business needs.
  • Highly organised, diligent, able to prioritise multiple tasks and meet deadlines whilst working accurately with attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of Xero, our accounting software is beneficial.
  • Experience of managing VAT, Grants, and tax matters is beneficial though not essential.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity and providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for everyone who works here or with us, regardless to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) education background and game preferences.​

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games.
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported.
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance.
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Do you want to work in the Gaming Industry? We want to hear from you!

About Our People


By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values


Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.


Enhance life

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.


Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.


Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

"I’m proud to be the first female Board Director at Dovetail Games"  Gemma Johnson-Brown, Chief Operating Officer

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