Associate Financial Analyst (Contract)


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Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is looking for an Associate Financial Analyst who would be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the budget; while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments and goals of the organization.


  • Assist Project Manager and Financial Analyst in collaborating with Leads, Managers, Directors, and Producers to establish budget requirements.
  • Correct budgetary discrepancies.
  • Have a great understanding of the organizations budget structure and allocation codes.
  • Prepare monthly budget performance reports for projects and distribute them to project manager and Business Director.
  • Track timely payments of vendors.
  • Assist in month-end accruals and reclasses.
  • Work with Financial Analyst to review and track budget data.
  • Prepare, maintain and audit comprehensive fiscal reports and spreadsheets.


  • Minimum 2-4 years of industry experience in a product development environment.
  • Knowledge of MS Excel (specifically, advanced formulas, pivot tables and charts).
  • Prior experience working with large development teams.
  • Previous internal team production experience required.
  • Four-year undergraduate college degree or equivalent skill set.
  • Strong understanding and experience with financial planning concepts including variance analysis. 
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, flexible environment with minimal supervision in order to prioritize and meet project deadlines.
  • Must possess a high degree of attention to detail and organization.

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge of the SAP Systems and/or other budgetary systems.
  • Knowledge of IBM Planning Analytics (PAX) add-in for Excel.
  • Gaming and interactive entertainment experience.



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.


Date posted: 2022-07-23