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Sr. Manager, Corporate Planning



The Sr. Manager, Corporate Planning position at PlayStation in San Mateo, CA is responsible for financial planning and analysis as part of the Global Corporate Planning team. The role involves supporting strategic business and corporate discussions/projects, providing financial insights, leading a team of analysts and senior analysts, and ensuring financial control and governance. The ideal candidate should have excellent analytical, problem-solving, and leadership skills, as well as strong communication skills and proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. The position requires a minimum of 7+ years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. The estimated base pay range for this role is $160,000-$240,000 USD, and the position is eligible for SIE's top-tier benefits package. Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity and inclusivity.

Job description

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Sr. Manager, Corporate Planning

San Mateo, CA / Hybrid (Collab mode)

The Sr. Manager, Corporate Planning will be responsible for financial planning & analysis as part of the Global Corporate Planning team. Key tasks include business analysis, management reporting, analyzing key trends and recommending potential strategies to senior management to ensure that we achieve our financial and non-financial targets, as well as leading a team of analysts and senior analysts.


  • Support the strategic business and corporate discussions/projects (e.g. – M&A, Mid-range planning, Future Investment Decision) by providing the financial insights with the team:
  • Guide and influence finance workstreams to develop and deliver detailed analysis of financial impact
  • Specifically for M&A, participate in the financial due diligence process and provide financial implications as well as required reporting to senior managements
  • Provide budget, forecast, and mid-range planning support for global divisions as financial business partner:
  • Work with budget owners and leadership team to prepare and review bottom-up Budget/Forecast
  • Analyze data - provide recommendations, challenge assumptions.
  • Review data at the cost center, consolidated function level, leadership team/global division head. Ensure data integrity of submission. Understand key business drivers of the global division.
  • Create Budget presentation materials and monthly financial reporting. Lead monthly financial review meetings with budget owners. Ensure accountability.
  • When applicable, perform g/l analysis and work with vendor management team and business to prepare monthly journal entries for Accounting.
  • Support our overall annual (budget, mid-range plan), quarterly and monthly forecasting processes. Support the consolidation process.
  • Develop thoughtful analysis and deliver key insights that support strategic decision making. Perform ad-hoc analysis and develop financial models, ex: gap and trend analysis, risks and opportunities, ROI, others.
  • Work with internal leadership team as part of the monthly and quarterly reporting process. Prepare consolidated global reporting for Sales, COGS, HC, OPEX, CapEx / fixed asset tracking, and other KPI’s.
  • Liaison between global division and global/regional CP&A, Accounting, and Finance teams
  • Recommend ways to automate reporting and streamline processes. Support globalization efforts.
  • Ensure financial control and governance
  • Lead a team of analysts and senior analysts, providing guidance and mentorship for their development and ensuring team goals are achieved


  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Takes initiative and ownership to ensure successful outcomes
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to assist with a variety of tasks and able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Knowledge/understanding of accounting and financial statements
  • Strong interest in internet and/or media & entertainment industries
  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience of working in M&A environment is preferred
  • Japanese language proficiency considered a plus but not required




At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$160,000—$240,000 USD

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.

Location: United States, San Mateo, CA

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-04-29

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