Senior FP&A Manager, Korea & Japan
21 days ago
Job Title:Senior FP&A Manager, Korea & Japan
The company is seeking a strategic and commercially experienced Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA) to provide financial leadership and oversight to its businesses in Korea and Japan. The Senior Manager, FPA is responsible for coordinating the regional planning and forecast process along with being the primary finance partner for local management and publishing teams. In addition, this position helps to drive business reviews, manage operational risk and cost, and partner with business leaders to support strategic growth initiatives. It will require the candidate to build partnerships with the regional and global financial community to execute and deliver results.
The ideal candidate is an independent, self-motivated leader with a proven track record of proactively contributing to business development initiatives, assessing market opportunities, identifying process efficiencies, anticipating business needs, and implementing solutions across the organization. The Senior Manager will lead the FPA finance function across both Korea and Japan. The local functional teams will directly report to the senior manager. Meanwhile, the position will directly report to the Senior Finance Director, APAC, with dotted lines into the business leaders of the regions.
- Develop functional strategies and guidelines/procedures to support the company business targets
- Manage AOP (Annual Operating Plan) and Quarterly forecasts for Korea and Japan
- Work in close collaboration with all relevant business and operation team members
- Management of Korean and Japanese P&L with analysis of results vs. forecast and budget
- Exercise financial analysis/assessment on new business opportunities and special projects
- Provide financial support in the business model set-up for new products
- Manage controllable costs and drive efficiency in Go to Market operations for Korea and Japan
- Lead Korea & Japan FP&A teams to drive regional consistency and adoption of best practices in Korea and Japan
- Manage all financial reporting including monthly/quarterly reports
- Provide insight into the business to support improved analysis for planning purposes and driving greater insight & actionable information, developing appropriate ad hoc analysis
- Indirect oversight of the local accounting function and providing guidance and support to ensure that there is alignment & sharing of knowledge across finance functions.
- Provide feedback as required to tax & legal teams to ensure that all business models are in compliance with relevant laws.
- A minimum of 10 years of experience in FP&A and Accounting
- Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related areas or MBA focusing on Finance; possesses a professional qualification such as CPA, AICPA, and ACCA
- Experience in working overseas for Multi-National Companies
- Strong analytical mindset, ability to quickly identify and articulate the components of a complex project or issue
- Strong problem-solving skills
- High standards of accuracy and precision
- Good communication skills, ability to synthesize
- Able to handle multiple projects and articulate with fluent verbal and written communications skills in English
- Solid knowledge of general accounting, finance, and tax
- Able to work independently, with limited direction
- Have the capacity to develop and maintain senior-level relationships and provide direction and influence at that level
- Knowledge of the Korean and Japanese gaming markets
- Japanese speaking
- Accounting experience with Hyperion and Oracle
- Finance experience in gaming/entertainment or medias
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world’s largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™, and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users across the globe, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
We’re proud to be included as one of FORTUNE’s "100 Best Companies To Work For®” for five consecutive years and for having received a perfect score on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. We've earned a spot on FORTUNE’s "World’s Best Employers," “Most Admired Companies,” and “Future 50” lists, in addition to, being ranked one of Fast Company's World’s Most Innovative Companies in Gaming for three years in a row. Our global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology.
The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.