Full Time Job

Finance Director


Sydney, Australia 04-13-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Your Platform

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. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

Activision Blizzard has an immediate opening for a Finance Director to lead our Finance organization for the Asia Pacific region. This person will oversee core financial operations (close, forecast, etc.) in Asia Pacific and act as a trusted business partner to the Managing Director of the region. Additionally, this person will leverage financial and strategic analysis to identify and drive key growth opportunities in the region.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Drive growth within APAC across existing lines of business in partnership with the Managing Director and the leadership team
• Lead the APAC finance organization and continue to develop talent within the organization (includes management of teams in Korea, Japan, and Australia)
• Act as trusted business partner to the Asia Pacific leadership team, including the Managing Director of APAC as well as each respective sub-region Managing Director
• Lead strategic and financial assessments of commercial initiatives, including identifying new potential growth opportunities across the region
• Lead the annual operating plan process for APAC, including interfacing with HQ finance teams, partnership with APAC leadership to outline the plan, and supporting alignment on the APAC strategy with central HQ leadership
• Partner with analytics and Finance to deliver insights and support business decision-making related to the regions' near- and long-term goals
• Drive profitability and manage the full P&L for the APAC region, including ROI analysis, driving operational efficiency, resource benchmarking, and budget setting
• Partner with analytic and commercial teams to establish reporting capabilities across the Activision Blizzard portfolio of titles
• Lead various FP&A activities for APAC, including pacing, monthly financial and operational reports, quarter close, quarterly forecasting, annual operating planning process, headcount tracking, etc
• Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses, and capital expenditures and analyze causes of unexpected variance

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
• Experience in managing teams and businesses across Asia Pacific region.
• 10+ years' experience in a finance and strategy role within games, technology, media or entertainment or FMCG
• Experience managing broad teams of diverse backgrounds as well as geographically dispersed teams
• Structured and organized thinker; ability to visualize analysis in a clear and consumable fashion for executive management
• Collaborative problem solver who thrives in a high performing team
• Team player and influencer who is excited to pitch in and help
• Ability to lead and deliver on strategic ad hoc analyses
• Excellent interpersonal skills to interface with a diverse set of stakeholders all over the world (including business/commercial operations, finance, analytics, and development & technology leaders)
• Structured and organized thinker; ability to visualize analysis in a clear and consumable fashion for executive management
• Top academic performance in an analytical discipline; MBA a plus
• Integrity, excellent judgment, and discretion
• Demonstrated passion for games and entertainment

Extra Points:
• Experience in mobile video games, gaming, software, technology, or entertainment industries, and/or ecommerce
• Experience building and providing input to detailed platform product roadmaps, including prioritizing major features
• Experience with Hyperion and Essbase
• Ability to speak Asian languages

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy7723-3-238-98-214-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.