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FP&A Manager- Activision Blizzard Media

V4P FEB19 143

Job Description

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for advertisers to the #1 cross- platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

Activision Blizzard Media is looking for a highly motivated, energetic and financially minded individual. This position will provide support and lead certain finance areas in our rapidly growing business, providing advertising services to iconic franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes and Call of Duty.

Our team and our business are lean, focused and rapidly growing which means you will have a wide range of responsibilities and the opportunity to have a high impact on our future. Strong financial and commercial acumen, a desire to learn, attention to detail, timely follow- through, adaptability, willingness to challenge yourself and others and the ability to effectively manage against multiple priorities are keys to success in this role.

Your role within Activision Blizzard Media

  • Lead the annual and quarterly forecast processes in collaboration with our group company

  • Build forecast processes involving business partners to produce accurate forecasts and support the team leaders in resource planning and tracking

  • Build financial templates to collect, review and discuss forecast submissions

  • Master our financial systems to submit our forecasts and create regular and ad- hoc reporting

  • Develop an understanding of KPIs and business drivers to build, improve and maintain detailed revenue models for forecasting and weekly pacing processes

  • Produce relevant and insightful Annual Operating Plan and Quarterly Forecasts and Reporting packs for executive review

  • Partner with our accounting team in London to ensure that our monthly, quarterly P&L is accurate

  • Own ABM’s Management P&L and produce reporting packs focused on variances to forecast and annual plans with a focus on actionable insights

  • Play a key role in the delivery of the consolidated three- year Long Range Planning model

  • Partner with business counterparts to plan, forecast and ensure delivery against budgets. Influence long- term cost savings and efficiencies

  • Continuously identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies

  • Help with other ad- hoc projects that arise in this fast paced, ever- changing industry

The key qualifications for this role include:

  • 3- 5 years of experience in FP&A, commercial finance, accounting or related area

  • Experience in advertising or gaming preferred

  • Extensive business and financial modeling experience

  • Strong business partnering and collaboration skills

  • Strong user of Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with financial systems (Hyperion Planning) required

  • Experience with TM1 Financial Systems desired

  • Confidence in voicing your opinions in an informed and critical manner to challenge the status quo

  • Strong finance, business acumen and general analytical skills

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (advanced degree or certification a plus)

  • Able to present complex issues in clear, simple language. Experience in presenting commercial and financial metrics to non- finance teams and key stakeholders

We’re Seriously Playful

Officially, we’re a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that’s not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let’s talk.

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. And that’s it.

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