Velan Studios
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May 10, 2022
Full Time
Troy, NY

We are Velan Studios, an independent game developer with a passion for the unconventional. We make innovative games in a variety of genres with accessibility and depth to delight our audiences, no matter who they are. We believe in maintaining a creative, collaborative, and diverse team environment at our studio, and we are looking for passionate and capable people to join our team.

We are seeking a detail-oriented, analytical problem-solver with a passion for numbers to join our growing finance & administrative team! The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ accounting experience maintaining the general ledger, financial statements, and management reports. You will work as a liaison with other departments to gather the information necessary to do your work.


  • Review and interpret financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations.
  • Prepare profit and loss statements, cash flow, income, and balance sheet statements.
  • Prepare reports of revenues and expenditures for projects.
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Input accounts payable vendor invoices and employee expense reports into accounting system.
  • Process AP payments electronically as well as any check disbursements.
  • Reconcile credit card statements monthly ensuring proper receipt/documentation is provided from each corporate credit card holder.
  • Process and/or assist with payroll.
  • Execute on the monthly closing plan including continuous improvement and streamlining processes.
  • Prepare month-end journal entries and account reconciliations for many accounts by the deadline as outlined in the close calendar.
  • Effectively liaise with stakeholders throughout the Studio to ensure accuracy.
  • Document policies, procedures, and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Various special ad-hoc projects.


  • BS in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field of study with one to three years of relevant experience.
  • Strong computer skills with a desire to continuously improve processes and automate as it makes sense for the organization. Proficiency in Excel is required with a working knowledge of Quickbooks preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Must be able to excel in deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the desire to learn.
  • Ability to adapt and function effectively in fast-paced, changing environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Integrity, with an ability to handle confidential information is critical to this role.

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About Velan Studios

Velan Studios is an independent studio comprised of a passionate and diverse team of seasoned developers. We are the creators behind Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Knockout City. Velan Studios’ mission is to create ground-breaking game experiences centered on new forms of play across both existing and emerging platforms. Velan Studios maintains a team of both remote and on-site employees. On-site employees work from our office in Troy, NY.

Working Better, Together

We are building an environment conducive to delivering our best work. Our office is a community that works and plays together.

  • Unconventionally World Class. We embrace the unexpected. We create breakthrough games by building on our expertise and challenging conventions. We are scrappy: solving problems and inventing new experiences in audacious new ways. These unconventional approaches lead to unexpected discoveries.
  • Stay Curious. Curiosity drives us and our experiences. We find energy in new ideas and approaches. We use technology and design to bring new experiences to the gaming community. We cultivate an environment that encourages experimentation and rigor. We relentlessly pursue the MAGIC.
  • Respect and Responsibility. We are passionate about being an inclusive community of unique individuals. We believe in prioritizing and respecting the player.  Our players’ time is valuable and we are honored that they choose to spend part of it with us.  We respect the members of our team and know that they will make the right choices with our players in mind at every level.
  • Community of Makers and Players. We are stronger together than the sum of our parts: we value people and perspectives. Community is a way to get things done. We seek to engage our community wherever we can in building great games. It is a springboard for innovation. It is a well of talent and a means to finding new game experiences.

A Great Place to Work and Live

Velan Studios is located in the beautiful Capital Region of Upstate New York, which includes Albany and Troy. The Capital Region is a growing tech & creative hub with a thriving video game development scene. Our offices are located in Troy’s historic downtown, which is comprised of renovated historic buildings full of new energy.  The region boasts beautiful architecture, great museums, and amazing history. It’s also a very affordable city, with great events, hip nightlife and is accessible to a variety of outdoor adventures, making it a perfect spot to live.

About Knockout City

Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City™, where EPIC DODGEBALL BATTLES settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!

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