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Senior Financial Analyst , FP&A

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Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A

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Blizzard Entertainment games don’t just begin with game ideas, or end once those games are released. A lot more goes into the creation of a Blizzard product than the work of developers—and we support our games for years after they’re in the hands of gamers worldwide.

Blizzard Entertainment has an immediate opening for a Sr. Financial Analyst at its Irvine, California headquarters, this position is not a permanent remote position. You will assist with the company's forecast and annual budgeting processes. In addition, this person will provide financial strategic support to management including preparing financial presentations, financial analysis, and other projects requested by management.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial and operating reports including, but not limited to, monthly operating statements, forecasts, monthly variance analysis, and budget data
  • Support business planning efforts with the preparation of quarterly forecasts, annual budgets, cost trackers, and long- range plans
  • Assist in the development and production of monthly dashboard reports, providing regular updates on YTD, QTD, and MTD performance to management
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including revenue, expenses, and capital expenditures
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlight trends, and analyze causes of unexpected variance
  • Perform month/quarter/annual close activities which include analyzing accounts, making journal entries, performing account reconciliations, preparing reports and financial statements, and resolving issues as needed
  • Partner with HR to monitor hiring trends and ensure projects are adequately supported
  • Assist in preparing presentations and supporting materials for management
  • Help streamline procedures and improve system efficiencies
  • Additional departmental duties as needed and assigned, of which the above are representative

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related areas
  • 3+ years accounting & finance experience, preferably at a publicly traded company
  • The highest standards of accuracy and attention to detail in a dynamic, multitasking environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills at coordinating and consolidating inputs across multiple functions
  • Validated ability to roll up sleeves and work in a hands- on capacity
  • Teammate capable of communicating and collaborating across global and cross- functional partners
  • Knowledge of general accounting and financial planning
  • Able to vary work hours as needed to collaborate with global teammates
  • Able to work independently, with limited direction
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint 

Pluses

  • Experience with Hyperion and Essbase
  • Experience in video game, software, technology, or entertainment industries
  • Real passion for video games, especially Blizzard Entertainment products

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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.
Discover King at careers.king.com