Finance Analyst

With a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms.
 
As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.
 
The team have a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family!

Finance Analyst at Sumo Group

Sumo Group is expanding the Finance team to continue 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 Group 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). Funding and study support will be provided.

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
  • 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
  • You'll have the following experience and skills:

  • Undergraduate degree at/predicted 2:1/1st or equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject (accounting/finance/business)
  • Possible part qualified AAT, ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Excellent Excel and analytical skills
  • Ability to analyse data accurately and quickly
  • 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 prioritise to plan and manage multiple tasks
  • What we offer:

    . Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
    . ULEV car scheme
    . Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits        
    . Salary Sacrifice Pension
    . Flexible Working  
    . 21 days free-use holiday
    + your birthday off
    + 5 learning days including 1 volunteer day
    + a duvet day
    + Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year
    + Bank Holidays
    + extra allowance accrued for longer service
    . Free dental insurance 
    . Life Assurance 4x Salary
    . Income Protection of 75% for 5 years           
    . Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
    . Employee Assistance Programme:
    . Help at Hand - Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments
    . Free financial & home buying support consultations
    . Cycle to Work Scheme
    . Payroll Giving Scheme
    . Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
    . Career Development Pathway  
    . Wrap Parties.
    . Project Completion Awards
    . Game/Creative Jams
    . Big Family Events
    . Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing…
    . Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group 
    . Free fruit and drinks in our studios
    . Employee Referral Bonus     

    Where do we stand on diversity?

    At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.
    We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
     
    More about Sumo Sheffield
     
    Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital’s HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone’s throw from the city’s primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world’s best games.
     
    Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including:

    o   World-class sports facilities
    o   Iconic theatres and galleries
    o   Multiple retail and shopping experiences
    o   Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries
    o   The award-winning National Video Game Museum

    More about Sumo Digital
     
    Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.

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