Senior Management Accountant

Operations Horsham, United Kingdom


Position at Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly is looking for a Senior Management Accountant to join our Finance Team here at our games development studio based in Horsham, West Sussex .

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will form part of a team of 11 and take responsibility for our Management accounting processes and activities, increasing the Finance functions profile and support within the organisation. Partnering with key stakeholders across the business will be key, as will, understanding our financial information and evolving it for users to help decision making and to support strategy.

Finance at Creative assembly can be complex at times and everyday will present a new challenge as our projects and company evolves. You will be critical in ensuring we understand these developments from a Financial perspective and can act on them accordingly

Key Responsibilities

In this interesting and varied role, you will work closely with the Business Analysis and Accounting teams to understand our finances, and communicate this to stakeholders within the organisation.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Own the monthly Management accounts pack
  • Work with existing Finance team managers to improve the quality of our information
  • Partner with Studio stakeholders to support projects
  • Assist in identifying areas of risk, and any potential opportunities across the business
  • Manage and develop a Management accountant
  • Take ownership of collating the Financial information needed for the Sega project approval process
  • Work with our colleagues at Sega to ensure an accurate (Creative Assembly) pillar P+L
  • Create a suite of regular MI and provide adhoc Analysis - Generated from your own investigatory work, as well as any requests from the business
As key member of the team you will be approachable and able to build and maintain relationships across the business.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • Experience in a Management Accountant or FP+A role, preferably in a large organisation
  • Ability to partner with non-finance management, and leads, to support projects and aid decision making
  • Previous responsibility for preparing a monthly business reporting pack. This will need to be evidenced
  • Team leadership and mentoring experience
  • Strong PowerPoint skills, experience in using web-based applications to present information beneficial
  • Demonstrable experience in presenting usable data
  • CIMA Qualified
  • Experience working with game teams or creative industries
  • Knowledge of SAP BPC or Oracle an advantage
  • Advanced Excel skills – Lookups, Tables, graphs, Macros

Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust.

We house many talented people, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life.

Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, we have studio sites in Horsham UK and Sofia Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

Currently we are working fully remotely, and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. Our expert IT and HR teams will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.  

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen*
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy*
  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases*
  • Studio community activities such as free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more*
*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19. 

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.