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Senior Finance Analyst, Marketing (FP&R)

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior Level
  • Marketing
    Banking & Finance
  • London
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AI generated summary

  • You need senior finance experience in Sales/Marketing, global FP&A expertise, adaptable to global hours, strong Excel/PowerPoint skills, proactive, customer-focused, excellent communication, problem-solving abilities, organized, diligent, and potential industry experience.
  • You will be responsible for managing Global & Territory Marketing budgets, forecasts, and financial reviews, collaborating with teams, tracking expenses, leading meetings, and providing financial analysis and reporting to optimize business planning operations.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated senior finance business partner experience in Sales/Marketing or other business functions
  • Proven senior experience in finance/business analytics role (post qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or QBE)
  • Flexible working, incl. working on-site in London office as needed (approx. 2 days per week - STC)
  • Demonstrated FP&A experience or consistent track record of similar roles/tasks in Global/Pan regional company.
  • Ability to work flexibly and accommodate global hours as needed – key offices located in the UK, US and Japan.
  • Sophisticated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and other planning / reporting tools (e.g. Anaplan, Adaptive, SAP, Domo, Tableau etc.)
  • Proven track record to quickly master new information systems, reporting tools, and applications.
  • Continuous improvement in execution and change mentality, highly adaptable to evolving ways of working and flexible with changing priorities.
  • Proactive and resourceful self-starter with drive and ambition that takes ownership to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Customer-focused with ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal cross-functional teams and is capable of expertly working alongside senior collaborators across the wider business.
  • Gravitas, with exceptional verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Organised with ability to prioritise and multi-task (excellent time-management skills), and thrives under pressure in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and deliver against daring timelines (month, quarter, and year-ends).
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Diligent with experience collecting, organising, and disseminating data and abundant information with accuracy under time pressure.
  • Willingness to assist with a variety of tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
  • Experience in digital media, Internet, technology, or gaming industries a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the delivery of monthly, quarterly, and annual Global & Territory Marketing budget, forecast, and financial reviews
  • A key finance partner to EMEA and ANZ territory marketing teams, including issuing quarterly targets, providing guidance on forecast processes and collaboration on spend allocations.
  • Management of accurate Global Marketing team budget trackers, where client team budget and expenses are consistently tracked and reconciled, ensuring data integrity, completeness and clear variance explanations.
  • Lead monthly meetings with marketing budget owners to ensure forecasts and actuals are accurate ahead of key submission deadlines.
  • Submit accurate rolling forecasts into various planning tool systems within tight deadlines.
  • Develop new frameworks, build new scalable models/templates, and leverage systems and automated tools to improve value-add financial analysis and reporting capabilities.
  • Prepare monthly Global Marketing finance reports, including actuals and commitments versus budget/forecast, along with value-add insights and variance analysis and commentary.
  • Re-design and optimize FP&R GM workflows and processes to minimize complexities and promote efficient business planning operations.
  • Support return on investment frameworks and understand calculations to rationalise key marketing investments and related impacts on financial plans, working in collaboration with Commercial Finance Team.
  • Extract, interpret and analyse financial data to identify significant trends and uncover insights in support of key initiatives and projects.
  • Support corporate headcount and operating expense governance/controls policies and procedures.
  • Prepare detailed ad hoc expense analysis and reporting for FP&R team, leadership team and key partners for strategic decision-making.
  • Provide clear guidelines and explain accounting policies and principles to non-financial teams to drive the correct recognition of costs across product verticals and GL accounts, support consistent and robust reporting, and ensure budgets are accurately represented.
  • Prepare monthly accruals and recharges for Accounting Team journal entry posts.
  • Ad-hoc work and projects as required.

FAQs

What are the main responsibilities of the Senior Finance Analyst, Marketing (FP&R)?

The main responsibilities include accurate financial planning, reporting, and analysis of Global Marketing and Overhead expenditures, acting as a finance business partner with select Global & Territory Marketing Teams, supporting budget and forecasting processes, and driving accountability of budgets and forecasts in alignment with strategic goals.

Who does the Senior Finance Analyst, Marketing (FP&R) report to?

The role reports to the Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Reporting (FP&R) – Global Marketing (San Mateo, CA), with the Director for FP&R Global Marketing team based in London, UK.

What qualifications and skills are required for this role?

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting, 5+ years of finance experience, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and proficiency in financial planning and reporting tools. Previous experience in a marketing finance role is preferred.

What is the work environment like for the Senior Finance Analyst, Marketing (FP&R)?

The work environment is fast-paced and collaborative, with opportunities to work closely with Global & Territory Marketing Teams and contribute to strategic financial planning processes. The role requires attention to detail, good communication skills, and the ability to work effectively across different time zones.

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Mission & Purpose

PlayStation has been at the forefront of interactive and digital entertainment since the debut of our first console in 1994. Our products delight millions across the world through incredible games, cutting edge experiences and access to many types of media. This commitment to amazing our fans is at the core of who we are and one we share with Sony Corporation, internationally known as a leader in music, movies and consumer electronics. We can only achieve this goal by welcoming talented people and empowering them to do their best work. From game developers to data scientists, software engineers to cybersecurity experts, marketing to accounting and finance professionals, we’re always looking for talented people who share a passion for creating and our commitment to delivering amazement. We’re headquartered in San Mateo, California, and our global workforce includes teams in offices across North America, Europe and Asia.