Financial Accountant

Recruiter
SEGA Europe Limited
Location
Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Nov 2020
Closes
29 Nov 2020
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Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Description

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

FINANCE TEAM

BASED AT SEGA HQ IN BRENTFORD, WEST LONDON

REPORTING TO MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT

A BIT ABOUT SEGA

SEGA is one of the leading interactive entertainment companies in the world, with our European HQ based in West London and our five development studios spanning the UK, Bulgaria, France and Canada. Known for quality and creativity above all else, our studios include Sports Interactive, Amplitude Studios, The Creative Assembly and Relic Entertainment.

At the heart of SEGA is our publishing team based in London, where we help the studios bring their creative vision to life. Here we have a hardworking bunch of people spanning Tech, Sales, Marketing, Finance, QA and more.

Together, we drive the continued success and evolution of our Western business through living our company values of always collaborating, being entrepreneurial in spirit, having a winning mentality and focusing on uncompromising quality.

WORKING THE SEGA WAY

We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we make sure that we look after ours...
  • For our gaming buffs, you can get involved in our lunchtime gaming sessions in our games lounge, regular gaming tournaments and free SEGA games on Steam
  • If you're more of a foodie, you can take advantage of Ice cream Wednesdays or our fresh fruit and cereal every single day
  • Fitness fanatics will love our discounted gym membership, ride to work scheme, workout area and bootcamps in the park. You can find your zen with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapy
  • You'll have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an enhanced contributory pension scheme. We offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that you can stay motivated and focused on making SEGA the best it can be
  • We hold regular lunch & learn sessions, company updates at the world-famous BAFTA theatre in Central London and Summer and Christmas parties that you'll want to brag to your mates about! What's not to love?
  • We pride ourselves on having flexible working hours to ensure that you have a life outside of the office
  • We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. All applicants are welcome!

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our Careers website to find out why we are a workplace you'll never want to leave!

POSITION OVERVIEW

As a Financial Accountant you will be supporting our Management Accountant and the wider finance team with the monthly revenue reporting process across Packaged, Digital and Mobile game sales on some of the industry's biggest games franchises. You will be responsible for tracking the various revenue streams, interrogating financial sales data and reporting the monthly sales and accounting for deferred revenue. The role will also entail building relationships with wider stakeholders for sharing and communicating key insights.

This role would suit someone with prior experience in Group Reporting and dealing with complex revenue streams, and would favour someone with strong organizational and communication skills. Someone who is comfortable with independently reaching agreed targets/objectives and who has an inquisitive mind and a desire to question processes with the view to streamline them.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ownership of multiple revenue streams, including reviewing legal contracts with SEGA partners ensuring revenues are recognised on a timely basis and are appropriately accounted for in relation to IFRS 15: Revenue recognition
  • Involvement in month end close, including posting into Oracle of revenue accruals, deferred income and preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Upload monthly 'Electronic Sales Distributor' ("ESD") revenue data files from all ESD Partners into Oracle and generate the invoices for accounts receivable
  • Manage monthly data upload of Sony PSN revenue data into Oracle and generate the invoice for accounts receivable and accrue/ defer revenues at month end
  • Review data uploads and identify/ map any new product ID codes in the uploads to an internal SKU
  • Upload monthly Mobile revenue
  • Review Milestone balance sheet account monthly and raise invoices to clear balance
  • Working closely with the UK Finance Director to ensure 'Milestone Deliverables' are invoiced on a timely basis between the 'Video Games Development Companies' ("VGDCs") and Studios
  • Raise various monthly/Quarterly intercompany invoices
  • Prepare monthly intercompany reconciliations
  • Preparation of quarterly royalty reports including Bundesliga and FIFPRO
  • Quarterly reporting of geographical sales analysis across all revenue streams


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
  • More than two years' experience in a financial and revenue reporting role
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel and ability to process large volumes of sales data
  • Prior experience of Oracle or similar ERP system

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