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Role Overview:

This role is responsible for the accurate financial planning, reporting and analysis of Global Marketing and Overhead expenditures, providing the link between the Business and Corporate Planning functions.

This critical team member will act as a finance business partner with select Global & Territory Marketing Teams (European-based and other select teams across our global business) supporting our monthly/quarterly/annual budget and forecasting processes and driving accountability of budgets and forecasts in alignment with our strategic goals and objectives.

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 you'll be doing:

  • 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.

What we're looking for:

  • 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.


  • Discretionary annual bonus opportunity
  • Hybrid Working (within Flexmodes)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers


Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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