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Director – Finance Transformation – TV Production Projects - 12m FTC

London , United Kingdom; (Hybrid)

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Please note that this role is based in the United Kingdom. In order to enable us to meet statutory and regulatory obligations of the United Kingdom immigration system you must have the appropriate immigration permission needed to work and reside in the United Kingdom.

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is undertaking global transformational change to prepare for the reporting needs for two strategic reporting initiatives, Green Measure and Pillar II.

The first initiative, Green Measure, has the mission of providing accurate, auditable, and timely ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) information on Sony’s external reporting.  ESG reporting will need to be audited and will be the source of truth SPE leverages to monitor progress towards sustainability goals, including being Net Zero by 2040.

The second initiative, Pillar II, is a Global Transformation Programme spanning several years that aims to deliver a solution which meets the mandatory OECD Globe Rules and embed change to optimize the benefits to SPE. It not only covers processes, systems, and data, it also looks at our people and the way we’re organized. The project will have a significant impact to international finance teams and will be a fundamental step change for US finance teams.  

Both initiatives will have significant process and reporting impacts to the SPE International Television Production business and affiliates. This is a lead role responsible for the implementation of both initiatives for the international TVP business and affiliates.

This role is a 12-month fixed term contract and based in our London office.

What you'll do:

  • Act as the main point of contact for International TV Productions and affiliates for Green Measure and Pillar II project teams/squads and stakeholders.  
  • Responsible for the execution of Green Measure and Pillar II data collection, ensuring accuracy and completeness for International TV Productions.
  • Responsible for the execution of Green Measure data collection, ensuring accuracy and completeness for affiliates.
  • Influence and collaborate at all levels of SPE to engage and secure the sponsorship of colleagues to operationalise Green Measure and Pillar II processes and procedures.
  • Where required, lead sprint readouts and demonstrations to the wider project team, stakeholders and the Finance Steering Committee.  
  • Act as an escalation point for Green Measure and Pillar II, ensuring the timely clarification of project requirements and remediation of issues/blockers.  
  • Contribute to project meetings through attendance at daily stand-ups, sprint demonstrations, retrospectives, other project meetings representing the priorities of ITVP and affiliates.
  • Contribute to the definition of the Green Measure and Pillar II data collection process design.
  • Support the identification of source system data and/or calculations required to meet the requirements for Green Measure and Pillar II reporting.
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments to identify and capitalize on opportunities for improvements and efficiencies.
  • Hold peers, team and third parties accountable to execute on agreed-upon workstream decisions and commitments.  
  • Identify improvement opportunities to enable process efficiencies for the Green Measure and Pillar II process workstreams, throughout the project life cycle. 

What you have:


  • Experience of working across a Global business within a multi-cultural corporate working environment.
  • Experience in entertainment industry, specifically within productions
  • Experience of working in large scale Finance and Accounting projects/programs
  • Experience in working under different project management methodologies e.g., Waterfall vs Agile (Scrum/Kanban)
  • Line management experience (desirable)


  • Excellent relationship management skills – ability to work closely with a variety of constituencies including Finance and Accounting executive and technical stakeholders including IT, Legal, Tax and 3rd party professional service firms/outsource providers
  • Strong experience of process definition and improvements
  • Comprehensive understanding of consolidation accounting principles and practices
  • Experience of working in a shared services environment
  • Appreciation of local regulatory requirements (local GAAPs, IFRS, statutory accounting)
  • Experience of working in a matrix management environment
  • Ability to understand and effectively deal with cultural differences

Ability to

  • Operate in an international dynamic, uncertain environment
  • Operate to tight deadlines
  • Be flexible with duties, scope and hours of work and business travel requirements
  • Be a change agent
  • Manage multiple projects and associated activities simultaneously
  • Balance BAU activities with project demands
  • Be a self-starter and work using own initiative
  • Effectively communicate in business English (oral and written skills) across finance and operational teams at all levels
  • Facilitate and influence decision-making at all levels of an organization

How we take care of you:

  • Competitive salary, with annual bonus eligibility.
  • A choice of comprehensive health plan options that fit your lifestyle including private medical insurance.
  • Rest and recharge during a week off during the winter holidays, in addition to the 25 days of paid annual leave.
  • Participate in extensive learning & development opportunities at all levels, including curated instructor-led classes and high impact online resources.
  • Build your community by joining our Employee Business Resource Groups, and/or Sony Pictures Action – our racial equity and inclusion strategy.
  • Access to an employee online store filled with a variety of discounted Sony products.
  • Watch the newest movies and TV shows at our exclusive employee screenings at work.
  • Entitlement to apply for an interest-free season ticket loan.
  • Automatic enrolment in the Company’s Pension Plan
  • Free counselling and advisory service.
  • You will be automatically enrolled in the Company’s Life Insurance and Group Income Protection Plans subject to any applicable service requirements.
  • The opportunity to attend various social events in our state-of-the-art offices in Paddington.
  • In addition to the above we have a range of other optional discounted benefits that are reviewed regularly (e.g., gym memberships, travel insurance, activity passes, car leasing, experience days and many more!)

If you require any reasonable adjustments with any part of the recruitment process, including the application or interview process, please contact us Please put Reasonable Adjustment Request in the subject line of the email.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is committed to equal opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. No worker or potential worker will therefore receive less favourable treatment due to their race, age, creed, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religion, gender, marital status or Trade Union membership (if applicable).



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