Senior Financial Analyst

  • Electronic Arts
  • Redwood City, CA, USA
  • Nov 23, 2021
Full time Finance

Job Description

Hybrid onsite and remote.

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

#WeAreEA the world’s leading video game publisher and we exist to inspire the world to play. EA values creativity, pioneering, passion, determination, learning, and teamwork. We mean things like acting with curiosity, speaking up with original ideas, and committing to each other as one team.

We’re looking for all the best kinds of people to make great experiences for our players. The best people want a job that inspires them, while giving them room to enjoy their lives. And we want to give them that. We celebrate diversity and inclusion by creating a place where you can come to work and be yourself. 

Role Overview:

Our Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team plays a critical role in providing strategic partnership to leaders across EA. We achieve this through effectively engaging with our partners to understand and evolve our strategy, analyzing data, and delivering insights to help drive EA’s performance.

This Sr. Financial Analyst role is a unique opportunity to be a collaborative partner & trusted advisor to the game teams responsible for EA Mobile’s RPG and 4x studios.  These studios develop high priority strategic franchises for EA Mobile, including Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes and Disney Sorcerers Arena, and require an experienced partner to help drive these businesses forward.  Knowledge of the gaming industry, especially free to play business models, advertising and user acquisition are a significant advantage.

What You’ll Do:

Business Partnering

  • Build relationships with partners and actively collaborate to work toward delivering studio goals
  • Provide deep financial analysis focused on a variety of areas such as maximizing profitability or resource allocation
  • Prepare, hold, and present business reviews for leaders focused on the story (not just data) with clear insights and actionable presentation material
  • Drive results by partnering on business-related projects such as modeling business scenarios and tracking performance metrics 

Financial Close, Forecasting, Reporting and Analysis

  • Own the financial forecast and provide insightful analysis to highlight variance drivers and identify opportunities to mitigate risk / improve performance
  • Report and analyze the performance of live games on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Partner with the Accounting group to manage Close deliverables, timelines, process and reporting
  • Design and implement reporting tools 

Drive FP&A Excellence

  • Identify and lead initiatives to continuously improve, standardize and automate forecasting and reporting tools and processes
  • Work closely with functional heads to set up and maintain quarterly/monthly/annual financial forecast and report out performance against financial goals
  • Challenge status quo and provide alternative solutions 

Who You Are:

  • Highly-motivated, passionate self-starter. A strong bias for action and driving results.
  • Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities, meet tight deadlines, and to thrive in a fast-paced environment with high degree of change
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and independence
  • A team player able to work collaboratively, within the group and cross-functionally across business units/functions as a thought leader and partner 

Preferred Experience and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 4 years of related financial experience
  • Experience with P&L management, revenue forecasting, budgeting, reporting and analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Accounting and general GAAP knowledge
  • Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint expertise required, knowledge in Anaplan, Power BI and Oracle preferred

About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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Deadline to Apply

December 21, 2021