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Senior Commercial Finance Manager


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Senior Finance Manager, Commercial Finance

Kingsters in Finance are a truly commercial bunch. We focus on using our unique view into the numbers to see trends and opportunities that are developing within King and devise innovative solutions to complex problems in forecasting, accounting, compliance, and project management.

This critical role will lead the strategic and operational aspects of Portfolio Games at King. This role will partner closely with business leaders to understand revenue, marketing and resourcing investment, operating drivers and commercial challenges, translating them into insights to unlock commercial value for King.

They should also have strong financial budgeting and forecasting skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritise effectively in a fast- paced, high growth environment

This is a very exciting opportunity within King to drive the right Finance decisions across our multiple, flagship games.


  • Responsible for providing financial advice and insights to King Leadership Team on all commercial related matters including revenue, marketing and resourcing investment and new business opportunities to improve business performance and support decision- making.

  • Establish credibility by being a trusted business partner, providing supportive challenge and valuable insight, driving a culture of ongoing continual improvement and lead the implementation of those improvements.

  • Ability to translate financial and non- financial revenue and marketing metrics into actionable operating plans to support key stakeholders in driving the business forward

  • Work closely with Marketing finance to ensure consistency between long- term forecasts, annual planning and forecasting and weekly flash of revenue and marketing investment

  • Deliver operational excellence across core corporate strategy planning processes, driving a culture of ongoing continual improvement, recommend areas for improvement and lead the implementation of those improvements

  • Drive the development of business cases to provide informed and insightful investment decision support to leadership

  • Act as Finance Lead for key projects across the business to ensure financial impacts are considered and effectively managed

  • Drive the monthly, quarterly, yearly, and long- term forecasts for the games within your remit

  • Partner with Finance teams to lead efforts on efficiency improvement initiatives

  • Stay on top of industry trends and competitors to find opportunities whilst mitigating risks

Skills To Create Thrills

  • Strong commercial acumen, as well as demonstrable experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non- financial business drivers

  • Excellent business partnering experience, with the ability to deliver and handle change in a very fast paced tech company would be beneficial.

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

  • Confidence and gravitas in working with and challenging senior leadership

  • Collaborative in building robust relationships within the King community

  • Experience in presenting commercial and financial metrics to non- finance teams and key stakeholders

  • Advanced Excel skills and experience and initiative in building robust financial models

  • Excellent storyboarding using Powerpoint and advanced graph building skills

  • Provide routine and ad hoc analysis and reporting in a form that accurately and clearly articulates the key points and actionable insights

  • Able to maintain quality work and meet rigorous deadlines

  • Able to present complex issues in clear, simple language


  • ACA qualified or international equivalent

  • Finance related degree or equivalent experience

  • Hyperion and/or TMI systems experience or similar large enterprise software

  • BI tools experience, such as Looker

  • Fluent influencing skills, both written and spoken English skills required

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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