Finance Analyst

Nov 30, 2022
London, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


Position at Sports Interactive

Job Title: Finance Analyst
Team: Finance
Location: SI HQ, Here East, London
Reporting to: Natasha Singh, Head of Finance

Position Overview

This is a newly created role which reports to Head of Finance and will work closely with our Operations and Business Intelligence teams, as well as colleagues in Business Planning and Finance at SEGA HQ. This is a varied role in a regularly changing industry for an extremely organised, reliable, inquisitive individual.

Key Responsibilities

This key finance role will provide/establish accuracy, visibility, detailed reporting and analysis on a variety of areas focused around financial cost and performance of our studio team, games and the overall impact to our business.

As a good communicator, you will be presenting recommendations and findings to key stakeholders within the business

The ideal candidate will question current practices and seek business improvement(s) where possible. We are also looking for someone who faces challenges with optimism and are always looking for ways to be helpful and improve the team.
  • Provide analytical, forecasting, reporting, and project support to senior management.
  • Ensure input information is collated accurately from a variety of internal sources in the creation of costs and forecast planning.
  • Produce monthly reports, which include key metrics, financial results, and variance reporting, identifying risks and opportunities we may face.
  • Lead the process of implementing and then overseeing the successful management of Vena reporting tool into the studio for both costs and revenue reporting.
  • Support the annual Mid Term Plan process (5 years).
  • Perform sensitivity, scenario, and what-if analyses, as well as analysing the financial impact of changes in business.
  • Identify opportunities for performance improvement across the organisation, such as building new reporting for teams or documenting current processes in place and finding efficiencies.

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience


  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly MS Excel (pivots, sumifs, vlookups etc).
  • Advanced Excel modelling skills with experience of managing large and complex data sets.
  • Outstanding analytical skills, with the ability to synthesize a large amount of data into key themes and trends, spotting any anomalies and building a comprehensive story.
  • Experience in cost forecasting – advanced understanding of building accurate forecasts, the ability to identify quality data and apply necessary patterns and adjustments to the current need.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple tasks effectively.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and influencing skills.
  • Experience in presenting with excellent PowerPoint skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a fluid environment.
  • Familiarity with financial reporting concepts such as P&Ls, capitalisation, and amortization etc.
  • Good understanding of video games and key video game concepts (free to play, downloadable content, micro transactions etc).
  • Experience in designing and delivering high-quality financial analysis.
  • Experience in implementing new systems for both costs and revenue.

Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is an ambitious development studio creating immersive sports management simulations. Since 1994, we’ve captivated a global pool of players with our iconic, BAFTA award-winning game, Football Manager. We’re a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA having caught their attention in 2006 with our continuous critical and commercial success.

We’re a tenacious community, coming together at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London. Always expanding, the SI team takes on the gaming genre through a diverse array of disciplines. But no matter how big we dream, we keep our approach (and your schedule) flexible, creating a relaxed atmosphere where collaboration can thrive.

Further information on the company and its games is available at

Working Here

We approach everything with passion, whether that’s making our mark on the gaming and football industries or doing our bit for the world around us. We want to share that outlook with everyone who shows up to work here each day. 

We like our talent tenacious, so you can expect to surround yourself with other ambitious individuals bringing their A-game to many different disciplines. We know collaboration is the key to constantly topping our best, and encourage our people to fiercely realise their own personal potential.

We believe everyone matters, no matter which part of the business you’re in. Above all else, we’re a team. A team with a down-to-earth dynamic, that works and plays together. We have fun doing what we do; one of the many reasons we’re one of the best places to work in the UK games business ( 2021 Large studio category).

And if you want a work/life balance, we’re behind you. Because while we live to create extraordinary games, we know that’s not all you’ve got going on. You can trust that we always keep things in perspective, fostering an environment where work can be more than just a job.

Our flexible working culture gives team members the responsibility to optimise their workloads, with in-office, hybrid, and remote working options dependent on role. Even in countries where we don’t directly employ*, we’ll even explore what’s possible via third parties and do our best to accommodate location preferences. We’re also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boast one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

*We’re able to directly employ in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden, and Finland.

Inclusivity Matters

We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from any relevant candidate irrespective of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. Our studio has disabled access and facilities.

SI is proudly a Disability Confident Committed employer, and we are dedicated to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. Our studio has disabled access and facilities but please ensure you advise us if you require any other reasonable adjustments to be made to support you during the recruitment process.

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder. It does not form part of the contract of employment.

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