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Role Overview:

Reporting into the Financial Controller -SIEE, this is a fantastic role suited for a qualified accountant with previous exposure to stock accounting and operations within a multinational organisation. The role is responsible for the accurate accounting, reporting, budgeting and forecasting of the Selling and COGS costs within the SIEEL P&L and associated balance sheets as well as ensuring correct pricing of products are maintained. The incumbent should be ensuring standardisation and consistency across the SIEE group, work with Global partners to ensure consistency and act as a business partner for all areas across the supply chain.

What you’ll be doing:

Monthly:

  • Monitor and control the day-to-day activities of the supply chain and stock accounting team. Complete ownership of the Warranty Provision and inputs

  • Full ownership of monthly and quarterly forecasts, including monthly variance to actual reviews

  • Preparation and review of the month end reporting requirements

  • Ensure standardisation and consistency of postings and processes across the SIEE Group within the Selling and COGS lines

  • Ensure the correct pricing for products is reflected in SAP Hana which involves liasing with the Commercial team

  • Liaising with Territory Finance and Operations to resolve group accounting and operational issues

  • Review of current operational processes and procedures to ensure we maintain best practise

  • Training and Coaching of the Stock Accountant and Stock and Supply Chain Accountant to cover key responsibilities

  • Maintain process documentation

  • Ad hoc analysis as and when required

  • Technical support and coaching where required for non-finance staff

  • Assistance with internal and external audit requirements as and when required

  • Comply with existing SOX controls, work with the SOX team to document new processes or amend existing processes

  • Ad hoc support on projects as and when required

Business Support

  • Operations

  • Day to Day support on business as usual

  • Bundling issues

  • Software – pricing System development

Tech Services

  • Inventory – pricing set up for orders, support on audits.

  • New account set up and releasing of orders

  • Assist with GL Account Reconciliation

  • Setting of OOW fee’s across all platforms

  • Advise on impact to finance department on changes in process

Procurement

  • Spend and vendor Analysis

  • Involvement in tendering

Logistics

  • Reporting on Group selling costs

  • Airfreight accruals OEM product invoicing in direct shipments

  • AD hoc reports – Vendor spend history

  • Insurance damage/ loss claim issues

  • Stock Value Reporting

  • Develop and improve PO creation

  • Accounting system issues and resolutions

  • GL Account definition and harmonisation

  • SGA Freight Quarterly reviews and Reporting

Customer Services

  • Collation of the Call centre budgets

  • Working alongside key business partner for the input of monthly flash / quarterly forecast

  • Tracking of budget, forecast and actuals of call centres.

  • Tracking of moderation costs

Planning

  • Co-ordinate Central Selling budget/forecast processes with the planning team

  • Upload budgets into BPC and Business Warehouse

  • Ensure all selling Forecast/Budget guidelines are current and clear and in accordance with SIEE accounting policies, Sony group policies & US GAAP.

Reporting

  • Selling/COGS Costs across the group

  • ASSR – KPI’s and review of processes

  • World Pay/Modus link reporting

  • Stock value reporting

  • Assistance with audits of stock and stock reports

What we are looking for:

  • Previous stock accounting experience within a similar organisation

  • Previous financial accounting experience preferably working within a dynamic FMCG environment.

  • Previous experience of management and mentoring of staff

  • Good technical knowledge of IFRS, UK and US GAAP

  • Prior financial accounts experience.

  • Good numerical and analytical skills

  • Systems literate – Proven experience of SAP, Business Warehouse, BPC with an intermediate level of Excel competency

  • Ability to work within a time pressured environment (month end, year-end, peak season). Therefore, essential that candidates have good time-management and organisational skills

  • Pro-active and self-motivated

  • Good communicator (both written & verbal) with the personal credibility and ability to build effective relationships with staff up to senior management level within both Finance and, particularly, non-Finance functions.

  • Pro-active and conscientious working attitude, as well as ability to use initiative

Benefits:

  • Discretionary bonus opportunity

  • 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

  • Flexible Working (in-line with Flex-Modes)

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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