Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Los Angeles
Accounting – Accounting /
Full time /
Hybrid
Are you an experienced finance leader looking for a challenging opportunity to shape the financial strategy of a global e-commerce giant? Xsolla, a pioneering player in game commerce, is seeking a dynamic Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) who not only excels in traditional financial leadership but is inspired by the cutting-edge vision of our organization. As a strategic partner within our executive team, the CAO will be instrumental in shaping and executing financial strategies that drive organizational success, individual growth, and unparalleled job satisfaction.

Xsolla is a global e-commerce organization that serves the gaming industry with a powerful set of tools and services. We solve the complexities of global distribution, marketing, and monetization, enabling our partners to expand their audience, engagement, and revenue.

KEY OBJECTIVES

As the Chief Accounting Officer, your key objectives will be:

Financial Integrity: Uphold the highest standards of accuracy, transparency, and integrity in all financial data and statements. Ensure compliance with accounting principles, regulations, and internal controls to safeguard the company's financial interests.

Strategic Financial Planning: Develop and execute strategic financial plans that align with the organization's growth objectives. This includes effective budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management to optimize financial resources and support sustainable growth.

Risk Management: Proactively identify financial risks and implement robust internal control systems to mitigate them. Monitor compliance with policies and procedures, conducting regular risk assessments to safeguard the company's assets and reputation.

Timely Financial Reporting: Oversee the timely and accurate preparation and distribution of financial reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements. These reports will provide critical information to management, board members, and external stakeholders.

Compliance and Regulatory Oversight: Stay updated on evolving accounting regulations and ensure the company's compliance with relevant laws, standards, and reporting requirements. This includes adherence to GAAP, IFRS, tax regulations, and other applicable guidelines.

Team Leadership and Development: Build and lead a high-performing accounting team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and growth. Provide guidance, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to enhance their skills and ensure the effective execution of accounting functions.

Collaboration with Stakeholders: Collaborate with executive leadership, department heads, and auditors to provide financial insights and support decision-making. Facilitate effective communication regarding financial matters, promoting transparency and alignment across the organization.

Continuous Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and enhance accounting processes, systems, and controls to optimize efficiency, accuracy, and productivity. Leverage technology and automation where appropriate to streamline operations and improve financial operations.

Financial Strategy and Analysis: Provide strategic financial analysis, forecasting, and actionable recommendations to support key business decisions. Identify cost-saving opportunities, drive profitability, and lead growth initiatives through insightful financial planning and analysis.

Audit and Compliance Management: Manage external audits, liaise with auditors, and oversee the implementation of audit recommendations. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements while driving continuous improvement in financial processes and controls.

These key objectives will guide your role as the Chief Accounting Officer, enabling you to drive financial excellence, mitigate risks, and contribute to the organization's overall success.

REQUIREMENTS

    • 15+ years of progressive experience in Accounting and Finance, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role – Must have previously held CAO title
    •  Prior experience in the payments processing industry, an acquirer, bank, fintech, and at a large, global organization ($300MM+) – Highly preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business accounting, or finance (Master’s degree/MBA is a plus)
    • Deep understanding of GAAP, advanced accounting, regulatory issues, and tax planningHands-on implementation experience with large ERP systems (NetSuite, SAP, JD Edwards preferred)
    • Executive experience with SaaS business models and revenue recognitionExceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skillsDemonstrated leadership ability and confidence
    • A plus if:
    • Prior video game industry experienceAn entrepreneurial mindset M&A experienceAn active CPA
$300,000 - $375,000 a year
At Xsolla, we are passionate about providing a conducive environment for our team to thrive personally and professionally. Our comprehensive Benefits Program caters to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our full-time employees and their families. This includes 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision plans, disability and life insurance, chiropractic coverage, flexible spending accounts, and a fully vested 401(k) retirement plan with a 4% company match from the start date.

Understanding the detrimental effects of burnout, we offer unlimited Flexible Time Off and 14 paid holidays each year. Personal and professional development is a cornerstone of our ethos at Xsolla. Each employee has a personalized career roadmap, developed in partnership with their manager, aligning individual and company goals. We support this growth through in-house training, independent study, conference attendance, and higher education opportunities.

ABOUT XSOLLA:
Xsolla is a global leader in video game commerce, established in 2005. Our mission is to simplify the complexities of global distribution, marketing, and monetization in the gaming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices worldwide, we support major gaming titles and partners. Our deep commitment to gaming's blend of technology and artistry drives our continuous innovation and dedication to our partners' success.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The role involves typical office activities such as sitting, standing, bending, lifting, and moving intermittently during working hours. These requirements can be met with or without reasonable accommodations. The responsibilities of this position are dynamic and may evolve to align with the organization's goals and objectives.

Xsolla is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all information collected during hiring. Please direct any inquiries regarding GDPR or CCPA to careers@xsolla.com.

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