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Commercial Finance Manager - Technology

V4P FEB19 143



Job Description:

Finance Manager – Shared Technology

King is the worldwide leader in mobile gaming, with more than 2 billion USD in yearly revenue and 340 million monthly active users thanks to brands like Candy Crush Saga.
With 14 Petabytes of data and dozens of billion events generated every day, data at King is in the heart of the business. The Shared Tech organisation at King - split across Barcelona, London and Stockholm - is responsible for processing all the data we receive each day and to use it to drive all of King's data and analytics needs.
You will be part of the Finance, Insights & Strategy team, responsible for managing the financial performance of King’s Shared Technology function. Partnering with some of the most exciting teams at King providing insight into King’s game production engine, AI / machine learning and enterprise analytics teams managing investment requests, budget, forecasts, and month end processes, whilst regularly providing leadership with financial performance updates. The ideal candidate will report into the Senior Finance Manager. 

Your role

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

  • Apply your commercial finance experience to provide financial advice and insights to Shared Tech Leadership team on all matters relating to financial performance. Driving business performance and influencing decision- making 

  • Lead Forecast process with support from Senior Finance Manager (Weekly and Quarterly) for Shared Technology including analysis on costs, headcount, CAPEX, and investment. 

  • Responsible for preparing and evolving monthly leadership packs which ensure full visibility of costs and preparation of re- forecast materials

  • Support in management of Month End process for all Shared Technology costs

  • Take charge of business case proposals for investment and growth, delivering comprehensive cases to leadership for approval

  • Provide financial business partnering insight to strategic projects across Shared Tech

  • Seek out opportunities for growth and development within King to take yourself to the next level.

  • Get commercial! Have the motivation to fully embed yourself in the business, understanding the key success drivers and how we can partner, encourage and enable.


  • Effective business partnering and commercial experience, collaborative in building robust relationships within the King community.

  • Resourceful with ability to deliver and handle change in a fast- paced tech company would be beneficial.

  • An analytical approach, working with big data sets and translating results into meaningful analysis, incorporating into forecasts and providing practical insights.

  • Confidence and gravitas in working with and challenging senior management. 

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

  • Strong excel skill and experience and initiative in building robust financial models.

  • Developing professional PowerPoint decks/presentations 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 useful insights.

  • Able to maintain quality work and meet rigorous deadlines.

  • ACA or CIMA qualified or international equivalent. 

  • Finance related degree or equivalent experience.

  • Hyperion systems experience or similar large enterprise software is beneficial.

FI&S Team Values

  • Ownership and Accountability

  • Commercial and Curious

  • Proactive and Forward- Thinking

  • Improving and Evolving


  • Extensive experience in commercial finance 

  • Accounting/audit background is beneficial.

  • Experience of managing forecasts/working in matrix structure

  • Tech company experience is preferable.

We offer free food and drinks in the London office and have an on- site gym!

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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