Accounting Manager at Exploding Kittens | Powderkeg

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Finance & Accounting

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10K through Kickstarter, the Exploding Kittens campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is one of the #1 most-backed projects in Kickstarter history and has sold over 18 million tabletop games to date.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games seek to reshape traditional game night into an entertaining person-to-person experience. Today, there are nearly 30 games available for purchase as well as an Exploding Kittens mobile app that is one of the top 30 premium games on both [iOS]( official/id1040227414?ls=1&mt=8), Android, and the [Nintendo Switch]( kittens-switch/) console, as well as a free-to-play app, Kitty Letter.

Exploding Kittens is seeking to hire a driven, agile, and technically strong Accounting Manager who is passionate about accounting operations and driving process improvements. This role requires excellent communication, strong knowledge of accounting principles including GAAP, organization, and ability to manage and work with various cross-functional teams. In this role you will lead in key operational processes and systems including billing, procurement, revenue, operating expenses, monthly close, and financials and will report to the Director of Accounting.


  • Perform and review the general accounting function, which includes, cash management and reconciliation, financial reporting, balance sheet management (including inventory related items) and royalty and commission management
  • Perform and review the accounts receivable (AR) and accounts payable (AP) transactional functions: Customer invoicing, credit memos, deductions, chargebacks, cash receipt applications, vendor invoicing, cash disbursements, accounts receivable aging, and accounts payable aging
  • Perform and review the month, quarter, and year-end close procedures, including the proper closing of the AR and AP subledgers, recording of accruals, review and posting of journal entries
  • Perform and review account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts, analysis of results, close calendar, and close reporting package
  • Perform and review the quarterly royalty and commissions process
  • Liaise with FP&A and business partners to generate, record, reconcile, and maintain accrual balances and monthly budget versus actual analyses
  • Assist in the proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules; Review of revenue streams/contracts and its terms for changes needed and determination of proper timing of revenue recognition
  • Ensure that company financial records are maintained in compliance with company policies and GAAP Assist in external audits of company financial records and the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from audit findings
  • Assist in the compliance for Federal and State tax reporting requirements (including income, property, sales and use, and other local taxes), insurance reports and other reports required by government regulation; assist in compliance for international VAT/GST reporting requirements
  • Assist in the identification, selection and implementation of appropriate accounting and internal control policies and procedures and process improvements
  • Collaborate across departments to improve controls that impact financial reporting including refining processes, policies, procedures, documentation, and information systems
  • Lead, coach, mentor and train the team; take an active interest in their career and development and find ways to continue their growth and development


  • 5 - 10 years of relevant accounting experience
  • A BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required; CPA is a plus
  • Experience leading accounting operations, monthly accounting close, and preparation of financial reports
  • Demonstrated ability for attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong leadership skills are required
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy
  • Ability to leverage technology to build scalable processes, gain efficiencies, streamline accounting operations, and improve outcomes
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA


  • 100% Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents
  • Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
  • 401k with company matching
  • Flexible paid vacation
  • Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
  • Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)

Please apply directly at Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

_As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws. _

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Accounting Manager
  • Company
    Exploding Kittens
  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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