Business Planning Associate - 6 month FTC

Games Jobs - Business / Analysis / Metrics - London

Job Title Business Planning Associate - 6 month FTC
Job Category Business / Analysis / Metrics






SEGA is one of the leading interactive entertainment companies in the world, with our European HQ based in West London and our five world-class development studios spanning the UK, France and Canada. Known for quality and creativity above all else, our studios include Sports Interactive, Amplitude Studios, The Creative Assembly and Relic Entertainment.

At the heart of SEGA is our publishing team based at our European HQ, where we help the studios bring their creative vision to life. Here we have a talented team of Tech gurus, Sales extraordinaire, Marketing & PR wizards, QA champions and more.

Together, we drive the continued success and evolution of our Western business.


We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we like to look after ours. We enjoy a jam-packed social calendar, super cool offices and top-notch events that everyone gets involved with.

Fitness buff? Get involved in our weekly boxing classes, or maybe even stretch the limbs with a game of ping pong. Foodie? Why not take advantage of Icecream Wednesdays or our fresh fruit every day? Need to find your zen? We’ve got you covered with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapy (who doesn’t love that?). But that’s only the beginning – we have a gaming area complete with retro arcade games and consoles as well as all the latest stuff, a video games library and flexible working hours to ensure everyone gets to have a life outside of the office! We also hold regular lunch & learn sessions, product launch parties, company updates at the world-famous BAFTA theatre in Central London and Summer and Christmas parties that you’ll want to brag to your mates about! What’s not to love?

Here at SEGA, we have a benefits package to rival the rest. This includes life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an extremely competitive contributory pension scheme.

As well as the best benefits, we offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that the team can stay motivated and focussed on making SEGA the best it can be.

We like to look after our people too with discounted gym membership, childcare vouchers, travel season ticket loans, a Ride to Work scheme and a flexible working environment which make us a great place to work.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our Careers website to find out why we are a workplace you’ll never want to leave!


We require an individual who will be impeccable in the preparation and maintenance of datasets for Sega Europe’s Business Planning (BP) department.  Strategic decisions will be made based what has been prepared so it must be accurate and timely. You must be resilient and driven to get things done, while demonstrating ownership of the numbers (the “why” and the “how”). Additionally, you will assist the BP team members in BPC projects and other routine or ad-hoc activities.



  • Perform monthly management accounting closing and forecasting ("Getsuji") data preparation and maintenance in Excel and business planning and consolidation software such as BPC
  • Creation and maintenance of a Getsuji process manual
  • Assist Senior Business Planning Analyst and Group Finance Manager to implement a Getsuji BPC improvement project
  • Assist Business Planning Coordinator to complete project planning (“Inline”) P&L’s
  • Organise and coordinate meeting schedules for Business Planning department



  • You have
    • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working in the fields of accounting, finance and FP&A
    • Working knowledge of month-end closing/forecasting processes and accounting terminologies
    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel
    • Outstanding time-management and multi-tasking skills
    • Knowledge and interest in the video games industry and UK/Japanese GAAP
    • Experience with BPC and Oracle (or other ERP) to update data and generate/maintain routine reports
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You are
    • Trainable, adaptable and willing to embrace change
    • Highly diligent, organised, detail-oriented, and good with numbers
    • A person with maturity, professionalism, and a high level of discretion
    • A team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced, multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment



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.



Salary Based on experience
Location London
Job Category Business / Analysis / Metrics
Date posted 13/10/2017
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