Assistant Financial Controller

Production | PixelAnt Games Production | Poland
Full-Time / Permanent

Sumo Group is one of the largest suppliers of end-to-end creative development services to the video games and entertainment industries. Comprising of veteran video game studios, an agile publishing team and an award-winning creative services studio, Sumo Group teams are delivering on ground-breaking projects across the globe. 
Sumo Group currently employs over 1,700 talented team members across 19 studios in the UK, Poland, North America and India. In the UK, Sumo Group received the top level of accreditation from Best Companies in 2021, receiving a 3* World Class Award and listed as one of the Best Large Companies to Work for within the UK. 
With a reputation for developing deep relationships with some of the world’s largest video game publishers, developers, platform manufacturers and entertainment brands, Sumo Group is dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security for its people, whilst delivering a first-class experience to partners and players.  
There are opportunities to join the central Sumo Group team across multiple disciplines including HR, Finance, Marketing, IT and Recruitment, with industry-leading benefits and a flexible working environment.  
Day in the Life of an Assistant Financial Controller:
Reporting into the Group Financial Director, you will have a close relationship with the Sumo tax team, Pixelant senior management team and professional services advisors. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Sumo Commercial finance team, supporting on strategic projects, contract negotiations and business planning and forecasting for Pixelant studios.
This role will play a key part in ensuring local compliance for Pixelant studios, ensuring integration with the rest of the business. You will oversee all aspects of operational finance, statutory reporting and compliance for Pixelant studios, utilising the resources and connections within the Group finance team. You will also work closely with professional advisors based in Poland to ensure local statutory books and records, corporate tax, withholding tax, VAT and payroll taxes are compliant and that all filing requirements are met.
Please note, this role is hybrid and you will be expected to work occasionally from our studio in Wroclaw.
Your responsibilities will include but won't be limited to:
• Overseeing operational finance for Pixelant studios.
• Being responsible for reviewing and maintaining financial records and the general ledger for Pixelant.
• Identifying balance sheet risks and opportunities and report and escalate these where appropriate.
• Being the key point of contact for all local tax filings including corporation tax, withholding taxes, payroll taxes and VAT, working with professional advisors to ensure tax books and records are compliant and that all filing requirements are met. 
• Working with the Sumo Group tax team to ensure they are continually informed of compliance requirements and tax risks
• Being a key finance contact for the Pixelant leadership team, assisting with strategic growth projects alongside the UK finance team and ensuring financial risk management and compliance. 
What you need to do this job:
• A professional accountancy qualification.
• Extensive experience working in a finance environment.
• Excellent spoken and written English and Polish.
• Experience leading and working in effective teams.
• Strong presentation skills, both written and oral, ability to flex style depending on audience.
• The ability to build relationships with key stakeholders and broader business stakeholders. 
• The ability to break down silos and collaborate across multiple team members, teams and parts of the Group.
• Exceptional attention to detail.
• Strong excel skills and the ability to analyse and manipulate data.
What’s in it for you?
 
Sumo also offers a highly personable benefits package which has something for everyone, no matter where you are in your career.  
Financial: Annual bonus, flexible benefits allowance, salary sacrifice pension, benefits hub, payroll giving, an employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, car loan and bicycles.   
Work-life balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday (increasing to 22 with service), bank holidays, birthday day off, a duvet day (increasing to 4 with service), Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year) and options to buy or sell up to a week of annual leave*. 
Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (remote GP, mental health, physio, nutrition, lifestyle coaching and second opinions (medical)), critical illness cover*, health cash plan*, flexible gym (in-studio or discounts) and funded flu vaccines/eye tests. 
Personal Development: Structured Personal Development tool, regular appraisals, annual salary reviews, access to Udemy learning platform, 5 learning days per annum (1 can be used as a volunteer day), award-winning L&D team and yearly attendance to the Sumo Developers Conference (link to video).
Extra Perks: A variety of in-studio perks, regular care packages, studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, quizzes, life drawing and more), sabbaticals (at 10 years’ service) and an annual gaming subscription. 
*These benefits are part of our flexible benefits options and are opt in selections. 
Inclusion and Belonging at Sumo Digital:
We are dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security to our people while delivering a first-class experience to our partners and players.
As a people business, the success of our people is the success of our company. We prioritise taking care of them with a focus on supporting them, nurturing their talent and providing a healthy, friendly, enriching, creative and safe environment in which to work.
Sumo's employee diversity group, PRISM, exists to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, equality & wellbeing across the company and plays a key role in Sumo's ongoing goal of fostering environments where all employees feel safe, welcome & represented.
Our charitable and community initiatives provide support for meaningful causes that matter to our employees, clients and partners.
We continue to work to improve diversity in our recruitment and promotion processes, and to actively encourage people from marginalised groups to consider a career in the games industry.