Staff Accountant (Payroll & AP)

Accounting Redwood City, California


Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square-Enix family and the studio behind the award-winning Tomb Raider game franchise, is constantly on the hunt to add even more top-tier gaming talent worldwide to our family. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best of the best to craft the most exciting projects in gaming. Our 25 years of development experience, as well as our studio members’ combined AAA game industry pedigree, has established us as one of the premier studios in the world today. Come and make us even better! Crystal Dynamics is headquartered in sunny Redwood City, CA, just south of San Francisco and north of San Jose.

Join the studio as our newest Staff Accountant! Benefits for this full-time position include a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options and 20 days of paid time-off. You also receive free access to a well-appointed 50,000’ foot athletic club (complete with a rock climbing wall and pool!), an impressive on-site cafeteria with food options for every palate, and a gorgeous natural campus by San Francisco Bay.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for processing full cycle Accounts Payable, processing semi-monthly payroll, and assist with Month end close, annual audit and other projects..

Essential Duties:

  • Review and assist with full accounts payable cycle
  • Back-up for processing payroll and accounts payable
  • Maintain Fixed Asset schedules and team with IT for annual inventory and audits
  • Prepare month-end and Quarterly close schedules including accruals, prepaid schedules and other journal entries
  • Prepare Annual Property Tax Filing and audits
  • Assist in preparation of schedules for Corporate Insurance Renewals and corporate taxes
  • Participate in annual financial audits
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets and mid-years forecasts
  • Assist with preparation of Budget v Actual analysis
  • Assist the team to accomplish department goals and objectives
  • Assist in implementing and following the controls required to achieve SOX 404 compliance
  • Provide support on special projects and ad hoc analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years of general ledger, month-end close and reconciliation experience
  • 3+ years of experience processing payroll for 100+ employees
  • Strong working knowledge of ADP Payroll processing is a MUST
    • Understand usage of proper payroll taxation of employer paid benefits
    • Namely Payroll experience is a plus (not a must)
  • Ability to work independently to achieve objectives in established time frames.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (Ex: vLookups, Pivot tables) and Word
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform multitasked assignments.​​

Crystal Dynamics is an EOE and M/F/D/V Employer