Director of Finance

Operations · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Schell Games is a highly talented group of artists, programmers, producers, and game designers led by game industry veteran Jesse Schell.  We're the largest full-service education and entertainment game development company in the United States. Since 2002, we've worked with world-class clients and partners to create interactive experiences that engage and inspire players of all ages across all platforms.  Presently, we are focused on virtual reality, augmented reality, location-based experiences, and social games.

Do you like to work on innovative projects in a motivating, friendly atmosphere? Would you agree that games can engage and inspire?

If you answered "YES!" to both questions, you might be a fit for our studio! 


Schell Games is looking for a Director of Finance to join our Operations and Finance team.  This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer, and manage the Accounting and Finance team.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience collaborating with and leading small finance teams, willing to both develop and execute strategy.

Direct report(s): Senior Financial Controller


  • Work with executive and senior management to execute and align future strategy and vision within the accounting department and the studio, acting as a prime exemplar of cross-discipline collaboration
  • Spearhead studio financial forecasting by identifying, measuring, and reporting regularly on financial key performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Assist operational leadership in advanced budget creation
  • Review quarterly financial statements and results, implementing quarterly variance reporting, tracking against established budget in order to dynamically adjust financial forecast
  • Regularly provide feedback that improves the studio and the department to studio leadership, presenting potential risk areas to senior management using data to drive key business decisions
  • Develop, implement, and ensure financial policies and procedures in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations
  • Establish and review internal controls to support the studio financial infrastructure
  • Assist operational leadership in goal setting, coaching, and support for the finance team
  • Collaborate with accounting team to oversee the studio’s analysis and preparation of financial statements, including schedules for tax compliance
  • Collaborate with operational team to prepare all supporting information for annual audits with approved external auditor
  • Collaborate with accounting team to oversee financial accounting systems for payroll, cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash
  • Quickly address conflicts and frequently identify and resolve issues before they expand while empathizing with those involved


  • ~10 years of progressive financial management within similar corporate size/industry
  • CPA, CMA, or equivalent licensure preferred


  • BS in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent

Our studio is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive work environment that ensures that all applicants and team members are treated with dignity and respect.  We will not tolerate any type of discrimination or harassment directed at any applicant or employee because of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran, family or parental status or any other protected group characteristic.  This equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Prohibiting discrimination and harassment is only one part of the equation. “Diversity makes us strong” is more than just something we say.  We value diversity in all forms because it is essential to our success, and we want every member of our team to feel their best creative self.  Our development environment and social culture are based on welcoming, respecting, and celebrating differences among our team members and our players.  We rely on each person to add their own unique skills and perspective to our culture.  Every member of our team is responsible for making the studio as inclusive and equitable as possible.

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Candidate selected for this position will be subject to standard employment verification and criminal background check upon offer of contingent employment.

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  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor