Financial Accountants help game studios manage their money. This involves recording money coming in, going out, forecasting, budgeting, paying staff and organising taxes.
All companies require a strong understanding of their financial standing to help them make the best business decisions. Accountants are responsible for producing and delivering this information, depending on good timekeeping, communication, and organisational skills.
- Being Organised
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YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Most people working as a Financial Accountant have a degree in Business, Maths or Accountancy. You should have a good head for numbers, be self-motivated and organised.
As a professional, you’ll be making records of the money coming in and going out for the game studio. You’ll be responsible for forecasting, analysing and reporting financial information to the heads of the company. For your work, you’ll be familiar with accountancy software like Xero and Sage.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders.
As a Financial Accountant, experience in games might not always be essential but demonstrating insight and passion for the industry might give you the advantage. Your CV should outline your work history and showcase your role in successful projects. For more general ideas on developing your CV, see our top tips page.
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills & network; or start modding others games to gain experience.
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