Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A
8 days ago
Job Title:Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A
Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst – Corporate FP&A
Reporting To: Director, Cost Management Office
Location: Santa Monica, CA; Irvine, CA; London, UK
Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. To learn more, check us out at www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.
The Senior Financial Analyst position on the Corporate FP&A team is a critical and highly visible role within the team that performs integrated companywide analysis and consolidation to support the Activision Blizzard executive leadership team, provides key inputs to external financial reporting and investor relations processes, and leads companywide planning and forecasting processes. Reporting to the Director, Cost Management Office, this role will work to analyze, report and support the performance of the Corporate Support functions and specifically demonstrate a strong aptitude for interpreting, analyzing, and communicating complex business issues, and identifying opportunities for improvement. Problem solving, prioritization, and attention to detail are critical.
The core functions of the role include supporting the Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly Forecast and Quarterly Close processes and ongoing partnership with various support function leaders to optimize efficiencies, while ensuring we are maintaining flexibility and supporting the strategic objectives of Activision Blizzard. Key outputs include preparation and analysis of c-suite and senior leader reporting packages, coordinating data-gathering across the organization, and assessing risk and opportunity ranges for initiatives and guidance.
This role will initially focus on supporting the IT and Information Security functions, with mobility between additional functions in the future
Partnership with business stakeholders / ad hoc analysis for key operating decisions (25%)
Support the functional business leaders in assessing investments, identifying opportunities for efficiency and executing organizational change
Reporting on status of projects and operations
Ensure alignment with strategy across a diverse operating environment
Annual Operating Plan (25%)
Work with stakeholders across the business and the regions to plan for expenditures in the year ahead
Create and present executive review materials that consolidate and communicate financial and operational strategy
Quarterly Forecast (40%) and intra-quarter trending
Support the coordination of forecast inputs from various regions and business units, including process management via ERP and spreadsheet-based data gathering and alignment of key assumptions and drivers
Prepare various analyses that drive business insight and frame financial risks and opportunities
Perform variance analysis, and ensure an environment of no surprises for senior leadership
Process improvement (10%)
Drive standardization and effective evolution of the company’s Hyperion-based financial planning system to drive efficiencies and meet business needs
Help automate standard processes and reporting to reduce reporting burden and increase sophistication and capacity for analysis
Principal Working Relationships:
- Functional Business Leaders, such as CIO, CISO, and their direct reports
- Chief Accounting Officer
- VP, Corporate Planning
- Education: Bachelor's degree (Post MBA candidates are encouraged to apply)
- Prior Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Corporate FP&A role.
- General Financial Skills:
- Exceptional quantitative and financial modeling
- Ability to thrive and multitask in a rapidly evolving environment
- Self-starter - candidate needs to be self-directed and proactive starting day 1 on the job
- Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills
- Top-notch organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- Hyperion/Essbase experience preferred
- Experience in video game, software, technology or entertainment industries
- Real passion for video games or technology
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
The videogame 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 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.
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