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Job Title: Audit Supervisor

Reporting To: Internal Audit Director

Department: Internal Audit

Location: Office based (Soho, London) & hybrid work from home

Your Mission

The Activision Blizzard Internal Audit team is a global function predominantly based in London, responsible for business process and IT audits, data analytics across all Activision Blizzard entities.

The Audit Supervisor role will primarily be responsible for developing scope, planning and conducting end- to- end business process operational audits. Acting as a business partner on risks and controls, the role also involves working collaboratively with the IT and data analytics team to drive increased use of analytics and automation.

This role is offered on a hybrid- working basis, meaning there will be a split of being based at our UK office in Soho, London and also work from home.

Specific responsibilities and duties include:

  • Plan, supervise and conduct, end- to- end operational audits (finance and business process), based on the annual risk assessment. Typical activities include developing scope, completing risk & control matrices, conducting walkthroughs, performing risk- based testing, assessing the design and efficiency of controls, and communicating results/findings to team leadership and key business partners.
  • Identify control weaknesses and process improvement opportunities, and partner with management to reach pragmatic solutions and develop action plans.
  • Prepare high- quality audit work papers and reports to communicate observations.
  • Follow- up on the implementation of management’s action plans, providing ongoing support to assist management with timely and effective remediation.
  • Partner with key partners to provide guidance and assurance on key company initiatives and critical change activities, including process and control changes, change projects, system implementations, accounting policy changes, and regulatory and compliance changes.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships across the business, including partners and team members located in the US.
  • Find opportunities to drive positive changes within Internal Audit to improve audit efficiency, effectiveness and value.
  • Maintain an up- to- date understanding of internal audit, accounting, and gaming industry trends, facilitate knowledge sharing within the team, and incorporate into day- to- day delivery.

Player Profile

  • ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field. Previous work experience gained with some exposure to internal audit
  • Experience in planning and supervising operational audit projects end- to- end, with proven knowledge of risk assessment, internal controls, and financial and operational processes.
  • Hard- working, highly organised and detail oriented. Capable of working on multiple projects, and consistently delivering high quality work on time.
  • Strong presence and communication skills, with the ability to adapt to the audience across all levels of the organisation and challenge partners with confidence and gravitas where necessary.
  • Demonstrates ability to think critically and methodically about problems, and recommend pragmatic, value adding solutions.
  • Able to build robust, collaborative partnerships with team members to become a key point of contact for risk and control advice within the business.
  • Proven analytical skills, with knowledge and a keen curiosity about the use of data analytics for audit.
  • Able to quickly grasp new ideas and technical concepts to help drive the team’s focus on automation.
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset, embracing opportunities for professional development.
  • An understanding and passion for the gaming industry is a plus but is not crucial.

Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralised role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain.

Our office has free snacks and drinks and an on- site gym. It’s based in the cultural heart of London's West End with a vast array of classic record shop and leading film companies, media offices and phenomenal restaurants. Regent’s Park is close enough for a lunchtime run, as are the delights of Piccadilly Circus and the shopping mecca of Oxford Street. It is conveniently walking distance from a number of London tube stations and mainline train stations.

Want to learn more? Check us out at www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB!

Our World

Our mission, to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment has never been more important. Through communities rooted in our video game franchises we enable hundreds of millions of people to experience happiness, thrill and achievement. We enable social connections through the lens of fun, and we foster purpose and a sense of accomplishment through healthy competition. Like sport, but with greater accessibility, our players can find purpose and meaning through competitive gaming. Video games, unlike any other social or entertainment media, have the ability to break down the barriers that can inhibit tolerance and understanding. Celebrating diversity is at the core of our culture and ensures we can build games for players of a diverse set of backgrounds in the 190 countries our games are played.

As a member of the Fortune 500 and as a component company of the S&P 500, we have an extraordinary track record of delivering superior shareholder returns for over 30 years.

Our enduring franchises are some of the world’s most popular, including Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, Candy Crush™, Bubble Witch™, Pet Rescue™ and Farm Heroes™.

Our sustained success has enabled the company to support corporate social responsibility initiatives that are directly tied to our franchises. As an example, our Call of Duty Endowment has helped find employment for over 80,000 veterans.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast- paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as advised by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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!

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