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Senior Financial Analyst, Finance & Strategy

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Job Description:

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 world- wide. 

We’re seeking a Senior Analyst who will become an indispensable resource for the Warcraft franchise, working on titles such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, as well as unannounced projects. This position will be part of Blizzard’s Finance and Strategy team which partners with game development, publishing, and global insights to help keep management’s finger on the pulse of the business, as well as analyze opportunities and develop franchise strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a financial and strategic planning resource for Warcraft

  • Bring operational discipline to our businesses through regular data- driven financial performance reviews with franchise leadership

  • Build and maintain integrated financial models that reflects the revenue and cost structures to project the impact of product decisions, regional markets, and pricing on short and long- term performance

  • Deliver insights and support business decision making related to the franchise

  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to sustainably grow the franchise

  • Maintain franchise specific FP&A activities including weekly pacing, quarter close, quarterly forecasting as well as the annual budget cycle

  • Support the Long Range Planning process including interfacing with the central strategy team, developing Blizzard- wide materials, and supporting the game teams as needed

  • Ensure the development team has visibility of their budgets on a regular cadence and deliver standard financial reporting (pacing, close, forecast, etc.)

  • Perform competitive analysis as needed for strategic planning

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, related areas or equivalent work experience

  • Top academic performance in an analytical discipline

  • Collaborative problem solver who thrives as part of a high performing team

  • Structured and organized thinker; excellent written, verbal and PowerPoint communications

  • Excellent quantitative skills, with the ability to build detailed models in Excel

  • Integrity, excellent judgment, and discretion

  • Demonstrated passion for games

Plusses:

  • Ability to demonstrate a deep knowledge of games

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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