Full Time Job

Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A

Activision

Irvine, CA 09-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 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. To learn more, check us out at www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

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

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
• 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

Pluses
• Experience in video game, software, technology or entertainment industries

Real passion for video games or technology

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g33m1x-18-234-244-170-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Activision

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.