Finance Analyst

Sumo Digital
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
23 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Experience level
Part qualified
We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we've built and contributed to some of the world's best-loved game franchises.

It's an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role @ Sumo

Sumo Digital is expanding the Finance team to provide a fantastic level of support to the business as we continue to grow.

As our Finance Analyst you'll have an extremely varied role. You will support the Sumo Digital Finance team in producing financial information, providing accurate and timely reports to the business, with robust financial controls and value add commercial analysis.

The role will require you to study or complete studying if part qualified for a professional finance qualification and/or level 7 apprenticeship (ACCA or CIMA) and funding and study support will be provided. We expect the successful candidate to gain experience across a number of different areas of finance over the course of their studies and to develop and progress through the team.

Within this role you will:
    • Produce timely and accurate month end results and reports, challenging the business to ensure the integrity of the P&L is maintained
    • Take ownership of key cost areas of the P&L and provide insight and analysis to finance managers and business stakeholders, identifying and explaining variances to forecast
    • Support the application of technical accounting concepts
    • Complete balance sheet reconciliations and controls
    • Use various systems including Documation, Sage, Cognos Controller and TM1
    • Support the Sumo Digital Finance in the budgeting and forecasting process, providing robust challenge to expenditure and helping to identify risks and opportunities.
    • Provision of contract and Studio level financial information and analysis including KPIs
    • Process sales and purchase ledger transactions, applying Sumo policies and procedures
    • Support the provision of information to external auditors and tax advisors
    • Assist in the preparation of external reporting & compliance including interim and full year results, tax returns and statistical reporting
    • Identify and implement financial controls to manage risks
    • Continually review and improve finance processes
    • Assist in adhoc financial projects
    • Successfully complete exams and professional development objectives to achieve a professional finance qualification and/or level 7 apprenticeship

You'll have the following experience and skills:
    • Undergraduate degree at 2:1/ 1st or equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject (accounting/finance/business)
    • High performing A-Level leavers will also be considered
    • Possible part qualified AAT, ACA, ACCA, CIMA
    • Strong academic record
    • Excellent Excel and analytical skills
    • Ability to analyse data accurately and quickly
    • Good attention to detail
    • Ability to work quickly to tight timetables whilst maintaining the integrity of work produced
    • Ability to recognise potential problems and propose solutions
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, in order to effectively engage a wide range of stakeholders
    • Ability to network and build strong relationships
    • Ability to prioritise to plan and manage multiple tasks
    • Willingness to learn and progress

What We Offer:

• Annual Bonus

• Share Incentive Plan

• Competitive Pension

• Flexible Working

• 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday. a duvet day and Christmas

• 5 Learning Days

• Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses

• Game & Book Libraries

• Wrap Parties

• Alternative Travel Prize Draw

• The Sumo GameJam

• Big Family Events

• Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film...

• Life Drawing

• Yoga Classes

• Free fruit and drinks

• Employee Referral Bonus

• Career Development

• Competitive Mat/Paternity & Adoption

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Life Assurance 4x Salary

• Income Protection of 75%

• Relocation Support to the UK

• Visa Sponsorship

Where do we stand on diversity?

At Sumo Digital, we know that diversity and inclusivity will make our teams (and the amazing work that they do) better! We encourage and welcome ALL applications.

More About The Sumo Sheffield Studio:

Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.

We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.

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