Head of Financial Reporting, Control and Change

At Xanadu, we build systems and products for the online sports betting industry. We currently have an open position for a Group Reporting Accountant to join us and work on Matchbook – the world’s fastest growing betting exchange.

Matchbook is a betting exchange platform. This uses peer-to-peer betting where customers can choose to either place a bet or take a bet. It’s suitable for all types of bettors from casual punters to professional traders. Matchbook is no ordinary website. It has more in common with the New York Stock Exchange than with a bookmaker. It operates at scale. Its API processes over 300 million API requests per day. It manages billions of dollars worth of transactions. It processes more transactions each day than Amazon.com does on Black Friday. At Matchbook you’ll work at a scale which you’ll rarely find anywhere else. The challenges here are big – really big. The people you’ll work with are hungry to tackle them. If this sounds like a challenge too good to ignore, then we want to hear from you. 

The role of Group Reporting Accountant is to provide support to the existing Finance team in areas such as audit, financial statement preparation, project management for new financial system and ad hoc projects such as M&A, tax structures if and when they arise. You will work as part of a finance team of 8, based primarily in London but occasional travel to the Cork office may be required.


  • Prepare group consolidated financial statements and statutory financial statements for individual audited entities.
  • Group audit team lead.
  • Review month end processes to identify improvements to help reduce time to produce monthly reporting pack and/or improve control environment.
  • Project Manage the implementation of migration of financial system from Reviso to NetSuite.
  • Project Manage the implementation of our new reconciliation tool, Adra.
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects such as M&A, tax and industry analysis.
  • Any other tasks that are reasonably assigned by the Group Financial Controller or CFO.


  • Business undergraduate degree.
  • Qualified accountant from an audit background and IFRS trained with prior experience of working with SMEs, 4+ years.  
  • 2+ years PQE in preparing multi-currency consolidated financial statements.
  • Experience of preparing forecasts.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience of using Reviso and NetSuite financial systems.
  • Prior experience in the gambling and/or IT industries required.
  • MS Excel advanced skills required.  
  • Experience of using Slack and Google Suite advantageous.

Location: London, UK

Term: Permanent, Full-time

Posting date: 24 January 2019

Salary Range: 60-70K GBP 

Closing date: 22 February 2019

Xanadu is an equal opportunities employer