Audit Manager - External

Finance / London, England, United Kingdom



A bit about us 

Do you want to join one of the world’s fastest growing sports technology companies? 

Genius Sports is at the epicentre of the global network connecting sports, brands and fans through official live data. Our mission is simple. We champion a more sustainable sports data ecosystem that benefits all parties. 

We’re looking for enthusiastic and ambitious people to join our talented team.  

If you see yourself becoming part of a global family building the future of sports entertainment together, then come and grow with us.  

We put trust in our people to deliver the difference for our clients around the world. It’s why many of the world’s largest leagues & federations such as the NFL, English Premier League, FIBA and NCAA choose to work with Genius Sports. 

The Role

The Group Audit Manager is responsible for the planning and coordination of the Group’s statutory audits, working to ensure key financial statement deliverables are completed and filed in a timely manner.

Reporting directly to the Group Financial Director, the Group Audit Manager is a critical role, ensuring:

  • Coordination of audit requests and deliverables
  • The completeness of reporting for public filing purposes
  • The production of accurate, timely group and company financial statements

Key responsibilities

  • Management of annual statutory accounts processes, including coordination of UK and international audit procedures, and the efficient and timely filing of all statutory accounts.
  • Production and review of UK entity financials and management commentary for Financial Statement reporting as required.
  • Point of Contact for internal and external statutory audit stakeholders
  • Production of local accounting standard translation adjustments to be applied to financial data as required,
  • Input of audit and local accounting adjustments into ERP systems
  • Management of the delivery of financial information as part of UK audit requests, liaising with the financial accounting team
  • Planning and coordination of international statutory audits including production of timelines for audits and monitoring of progress
  • Implementation of statutory accounts production software for UK financial reporting
  • Assist in the management of the Group year-end audit/quarter-end review process for the US (NYSE listed) multi-national company, including:
    • Liaising with external auditors
    • Planning the year-end audit timetable
    • Working with wider finance team to co-ordinate audit deliverables (incl. interim requests)
    • Review of audit submissions before sending to auditors

The individual should be an experienced qualified accountant with an appropriate professional accountancy qualification,

The person should demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership, influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • high attention to detail
  • strong technical accounting skills
  • high level organisational skills; critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of Company audit processes
  • strong written and verbal communication skills

Relevant additional experience includes:

  • Experience in production of UK Statutory accounts
  • Knowledge of Workday Financials

This role is also eligible for hybrid working (50% of time in the office and 50% of time at home).

What’s in it for you? 

As well as a competitive salary and annual leave allowance, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more, depending on the location. We also offer a host of softer benefits, including many social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities.   

How we work 

We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Geniuses to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information in how it would work with this role. 

Our employees are empowered to stretch the boundaries of what’s achievable, always reaching further and pushing the edges to see what gives. We collaborate, we innovate, and we celebrate. We will continue to grow as an organisation and continue to invest in our highly talented and diverse team of Geniuses.  

Genius Sports Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender identity or re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability. 

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