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FP&A Senior Analyst

V4P FEB19 143



Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Finance Analyst in providing financial support to our leadership and business teams across King’s Advertising Business. The successful candidate will be responsible for completing financial planning and analysis activities, working closely with business partners to support high profile business cases and complete quarterly and annual forecast cycles.  

Your key responsibilities:

  • Establish credibility within the business by being a true business partner, fostering a culture of integrity and providing supportive challenge

  • Build expertise in the commercial drivers of the in- game Advertising business and underlying mobile gaming business

  • Liaise with game teams to model and and prepare review materials for core planning processes, including annual planning, quarterly forecasting, and weekly pacing

  • Perform analyses to identify and explain drivers of variance vs forecasts

  • Support operational investments and headcount planning; track actuals vs forecast, understand and explain drivers of variance and maintain an updated view of outlook by holding regular conversations with business partnersProvide routine and ad hoc reporting to the business in a form that accurately and clearly articulates the key points and provides analysis & insights

  • Share information concisely in PowerPoint using visuals/graphics appropriate to the audience

  • Load and maintain an accurate forecast within applicable systems

  • Audit and improve processes including automation, modeling and rationalization

  • Create collaborative working relationships with Finance and Game teams in Europe

Skills to create thrills:      

  • Significant experience in a similar position including experience of preparing budgets, forecasts and monthly/ quarterly reporting 

  • Ability to build collaborative and robust relationships with business partners across Finance, HR, other Ads teams and Game teams

  • Commercial awareness, as well as experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non- financial business drivers 

  • An analytical mindset comfortable working with big data sets and translating results into meaningful analysis and incorporating into forecasts

  • Advanced excel skill and experience and initiative in building robust financial models

  • Developing professional PowerPoint decks/presentations and advanced graph building skills

  • Experience working with large enterprise software to extract data, create reporting, analyses, and visualizations (prior experience with TM1, Hyperion, Workday, Looker, and Thinkcell is a bonus)

  •  Strong work ethic and commitment to seeing tasks through to completion

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

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 cannot 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.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
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