Klang is a game studio exploring the future of humanity through various forms of media. We aim to present deep, meaningful subjects in a way that's captivating, easy-to-digest and entertaining for all ages. 

At the heart of Klang is Seed, a large-scale, persistent virtual world that we believe will redefine the MMO landscape and have a positive impact on our species.

We aspire to bring people together through engaging media experiences and by building strong communities.

It's a super exciting project, but in order for us to achieve a goal like this we are going to need a lot of help! From people just like you. 

As part of our Finance Team, you will have a central role in building out our in-house Accounting team to support a scaling company and you will play a key role in improving the setup of Workday Financials after go-live in Q1 2024. You will be the main point of contact to our external  accountants, banks, tax advisors, auditors,  the authorities and other financial stakeholders. You will get freedom to continuously improve and extend our financial tools and processes as a well-oiled machine.  Would you like to help us enable our teams to do great work through excellence and efficiency? Then we’d love to hear from you! This role reports into the Head of Finance.

 

What You Will Do

  • As Accounting and Tax Lead you will work directly with the Head of Finance to bring the finance organization to the next level and make it ready to scale.  
  • You will have full ownership of finance operations, accounting and tax topics of our two legal entities in Germany and Spain. 
  • You will guide the transition from external to in-house accounting, ensure a smooth transition, lead a Junior Accountant and build out a strong team as Klang grows. 
  • We offer a greenfield environment to build best-in-class accounting workflows and processes around the Workday ERP  that will catalyze and support the growth of Klang. 
  • You will produce compliant month-end and annual closings, manage our annual audit process and ensure a timely closing. 
  • You will manage our cash balance, maintain relationships with our domestic and international banking partners. 
  • You will closely collaborate with our Senior Business Systems Manager and the Engineering Team and provide accounting and tax guidance while building out the Billing, Payment processing and VAT backbone of our game SEED, getting us ready for global launch. 
  • You will provide guidance on VAT and global sales tax topics and will work together with external advisors to ensure that Klang is compliant in all jurisdictions where we operate. 
  • You keep up to date with accounting principles and regulatory accounting developments in order to ensure the optimization of internal processes and provide accounting guidance to key stakeholders. 

 

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • You have at least 5 years experience in an Accounting role at a tech startup or Big-4 Audit firm and you are ready for your next career move. 
  • You have first hand experience at managing in-house accounting and running a multi-entity consolidation process, you have had your first leadership experiences. 
  • Very good knowledge of HGB. IFRS would be a desired plus. 
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and German.
  • You are a digital accounting native and have a deep understanding of what best practices are for digital accounting workflows. 
  • Experience with cloud ERPs is required, knowledge of Workday Financials would be a big plus. 
  • A Bachelor's degree in the field of Accounting or Taxation. We consider candidates without a university degree as well if they bring the necessary experience.
  • Besides accounting systems and finance tools, you also possess a good general IT literacy (Google Suite - especially Docs, Sheets, Slides - you can work collaboratively), and learn new tools fast. 
  • You have a flexible, open personality, and you are a strong team player.
  • You are good with people and can successfully enforce deadlines and policies with a friendly touch. 
  • You are resourceful, take initiative and don’t shy away from finding your own solutions to problems.
  • You are detail oriented and take pride in your work product.



Benefits

 

  • An opportunity to work on a groundbreaking project, building the MMO of the future with a plenty of room for professional and personal development
  • Competitive salary and 27 days of paid vacation
  • Participation in our Virtual Stock Option Program
  • Monthly public transport travel pass
  • Monthly company co-contributions to private pensions
  • Reimbursement for physical health activities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible office hours (with core hours) and options for international remote work
  • Monthly team events and activities
  • A brand-new, state-of-the art, dog-friendly office in the heart of Kreuzberg
  • Healthy snacks and drinks in the office

 

Additional information that may be interesting to you

 

How we get to know you… 



  1. The recruiter screen: You will have a 45 minute interview with one of the Klang Talent Acquisition Team. During this conversation, you will be asked questions about your motivations for joining us here at Klang and to give an overview of your relevant skills/experience. We will also ask you a set of questions that are linked to our company values.

  2. Hiring Manager: If successful, you will have a 1 hour interview with Milan, our Head of Finance. This is usually the person who you would report into and you will dive much deeper into your experience.

  3. Competency: In this round you will meet members of the Finance Team (Accounting, FP&A, Business Systems) and you will do a short case study with us around in-house accounting setup and the consolidation process.

  4. Final: A 1 hour interview with the other Operations Team members. This is to assess how you would fit into the team as well as for you to decide if you feel there is a team fit from your side. 

 

So what can you expect to be working on after starting with us?

In your first 30 days:

  • Get familiar with Klang, the Finance Team and our partners
  • Do Workday Training in case you need to get up to speed on the new system
  • Handover of ongoing tasks from colleagues 

In your first 90 days:

  • Collaborate with our external accountants and our Workday consultants and facilitate the business go-live of Workday
  • Produce our first independent month-end-close in-house
  • Start exploring change suggestions in our internal workflows and our Workday setup.

In your first 180 days:

  • Drive change initiatives in our Workday setup and facilitate a smooth transition to in-house accounting. Align with advisors and external accountants if needed.
  • Participate actively in building out the Order-2-Cash infrastructure of SEED, providing all relevant strategic accounting and tax requirements and prepare us for our first paying customers.

If you don’t feel that you quite meet all the requirements above, but the position still excites you and you think you would love to work for Klang, reach out! We still want to hear from you.

At Klang, we create products that inspire people to deepen their understanding of the emergent nature of society and collectively envision a better future.

At the heart of Klang is SEED an accessible, persistent world in which players share a history and shape a future. We provide an environment for a broad audience to belong and develop relationships in a society simulation inspired by life itself.

We explicitly encourage applications from applicants from groups underrepresented in games/tech spaces. We value all kinds of backgrounds and walks of life.

 

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