Full Time Job

Finance Manager, Marketing

Electronic Arts

Austin, TX 04-05-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We're EA-the world's leading video game publisher. You're probably familiar with many of our titles-Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Apex Legends, Battlefield, Need for Speed, and Star Wars, to name but a few. We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That's why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

Role Overview:
Our Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team plays a critical role in providing strategic partnership to leaders across EA. We achieve this through effectively engaging with our partners to understand our broad strategy, analyzing data, and delivering insights to help drive EA's current and future performance. This role will partner with our Brand Strategic Growth team and Positive Play Group (PPG) and will report into our Sr. Manager of FP&A supporting Brand, PPG and International Marketing. Our Brand Strategic Growth team focuses on Competitive Gaming/eSports as well as EA subscription services and emerging businesses. PPG is a team dedicated to ensuring a gaming environment for our players that is fun, fair, inclusive and safe for all.

What You'll Do:
• Business Partnering with our Brand Strategic Growth and Positive Play teams
• Build relationships with partners and actively collaborate to work toward a goal
• Provide deep financial analysis focused on a variety of areas such as maximizing profitability or resource allocation
• Prepare, hold, and present business reviews for leaders focused on the story (not just data) with clear insights and actionable presentation material
• Drive results by partnering on business-related projects such as modeling business scenarios and tracking performance metrics
• Support Central Marketing Headcount alignment with Business Operations Planning
• Financial Close, Forecasting, Reporting and Analysis support
• Own the financial forecast and provide insightful analysis to highlight variance drivers and identify opportunities to mitigate risk / improve performance
• Partner with the Accounting group to manage Close deliverables, timelines, process and reporting
• Design and implement reporting tools
• Drive FP&A Excellence
• Play a crucial role in building and retaining our world-class FP&A team
• Identify and lead projects to continuously improve, standardize and automate forecasting and reporting tools and processes

Who You Are:
• Highly-motivated, passionate self-starter
• Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities, meet tight deadlines, and to thrive in a fast-paced environment with high degree of change
• Ability to work with ambiguity and independence
• A team player able to work collaboratively, within the group and cross-functionally across business units/functions as a thought leader and partner
• Ability to lead and drive execution of plans and to influence through strong interpersonal skills
• Comfort with navigating complex decision points in order to ensure stakeholder buy-in
• Comfort with problem solving and creative solutioning

Preferred Experience and Technical Skills
• Bachelor's degree required
• Minimum 5 years of related financial experience
• Experience with P&L management, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis
• Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint expertise required, knowledge in Anaplan, Hyperion Essbase, Tableau and Oracle preferred

Company Profile
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.