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Azra Games
$106k - $159k
CA Sacramento, California, United States
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Azra Games is recapturing the childhood thrill of storytelling with your entire toy box for modern AAA gaming. We are dedicated to one genre, role-playing games, and led by veteran designer Mark Otero (Zero-to-one director of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, EA’s most successful mobile game of all time, with $1.5B lifetime revenue). Azra has assembled an expert team with decades of experience building blockbuster games. Our debut release, Legions & Legends, will be Mark’s ninth RPG. And his best. Azra Games believes in harnessing the power of technology, with a focus on generative AI, to radically disrupt & transform game development.

Description:

AZRA Games is seeking a full time controller to be responsible for initially working with our outside accounting firm and building the foundation internally to eventually bring all of the accounting in house and build/manage the accounting team. The candidate will understand a creative working environment and how to collaborate across all levels and departments in the business with ease. Proactive management of our financial health and ability to adapt to a dynamic and ever evolving business and industry is key. Ideal candidate will have some leadership experience and an eye towards building and leading an internal Finance department in the coming years.

Responsibilities:

Accounting/HR/Payroll

  • Review monthly financial statements
  • Reconcile Ramp charges
  • Review Ramp charges monthly
  • Make sure all Ramp charges include receipts/backup (staff function)
  • Work with Accounting to Maintain fixed asset schedule
  • Prepare annual budget by department
  • Monthly budget-to-actual comparison
  • Quarterly reconciliation of Carta to Employee Comp Schedule
  • Work with Ops on hiring plan
  • Review spend in key areas - conferences/remote travel/Saas Software/legal/office expenses (lunches, snacks, …)
  • Establish internal controls
  • Set spend management policies
  • Coordinate with Game Ops/HR re. Comp/Equity/Benefits adjustments
  • Review/Approve/Set salary bands
  • Approve changes/adjustments to payroll
  • Track Employee referral bonuses
  • Review and approve payroll
  • Payroll reconciliation to QBO
  • Review and categorize employees by department
  • Prepare/approve IC Agreements
  • Ensure IC Agreements and W9’s sent to Accounting
  • Review IC Payments/Invoices through Ramp
  • Respond to employee questions
  • Annual review/management of employee benefits plan
  • Annual review/management of 401K plan

Success Looks Like:

  • General accounting and reporting is completed on time and accurately
  • Proactive communication with stakeholders in the event of issues

Cash Management and Reporting

  • Review/respond to emails
  • Review/respond to slack messages
  • Work with EA to respond/manage all facility issues/questions
  • Attend all Zoom meetings/in person meetings with E Team and S Team and any other finance related meetings
  • Move funds to ensure timely payment of bills
  • Monitor returns of Schwab funds to ensure maximum/safe returns
  • Confirm crypto holdings at month end
  • Monitor monthly burn
  • Research alternative investments for higher return
  • Monthly financial highlights to investors on Standard Metrics
  • Quarterly financial highlights to investors on Standard Metrics
  • Monthly/Quarterly financial highlights to NFX
  • Quarterly Report for Board Meeting
  • Financial forecasting
  • Work with Growth/Game Development on Game revenue forecasting

Success Looks Like:

  • Departments adhere to budget approval flows and are supported in proactively adjusting to needs of the business
  • Projects adhere to budget approval flows but feel supported in having agile financial support to meet the needs of the project.

Tax coordination, Cryptocurrency education and tracking

  • Due to the nature of the business and the new regulations that will evolve as the industry evolves, we need to understand and coordinate with tax experts.
  • Reports and form preparation for the organization and investors as it relates to taxes and reporting.
  • Tracking and visibility for tax accounting and cash flow unique to our business. Requires purchasing and exchanging cryptocurrencies and sharing royalties with entities within and outside of the US.
  • Manage/Update token investor schedule
  • Management of Trademark Process
  • Close relationship with Legal on all corporate/HR/Financing issues
  • Coordination with Cap Table changes
  • Keeper/organization of legal documents, EA Agreements, IC Agreements

Success Looks Like:

  • AZRA Games is tracking our compliance with evolving tax laws as it relates to cryptocurrency transactions and sales
  • Preparation for year end tax reporting is timely and accurate

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of SOX 404 procedures as well as on-going documentation

  • Experience with implementing U.S. GAAP and Internal Controls

  • Familiarity with cryptocurrency

  • Project management and systems implementation experience

  • Stakeholder management and communication across all levels

  • Experience in Audit and general accounting desired

  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field, masters preferred

  • Minimum years of related work experience: At least 3+ years of Controller level experience.

  • CPA license highly preferred; extensive knowledge/experience working with Quickbooks & Spreadsheets; Knowledge/experience with Google Suites, Ramp, Notion

The perks of working at Azra:

  • Competitive salary, equity
  • Platinum healthcare plan for you and your family πŸ’― paid for by Azra Games. Including health, vision, and dental!
  • Parental leave
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Work that fits your life>
  • Occasional catered lunches and dinners
  • Office social events including happy hours, parties, and community service projects.
  • A generous technology budget to provide the best gear you need to be your most productive and happy self.
  • A packed snack room and loaded fridge
  • Dedicated Game Room for "Market Research" 😏
  • An authentic office environment where you get to be YOU
  • Base Salary Range: $106,000-$159,000. The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.