Finance Manager, Mobile FP&A

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

Job Description

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 provides strategic and financial partnership to EA's Leadership team. We achieve this through engaging with our partners to understand and form our broad strategy, analyzing data, and delivering insights to help improve EA's performance.

This Finance Manager role is a unique opportunity to be a collaborative partner and trusted advisor to the leadership teams responsible for EA Mobile's Casual studios. These studios develop high priority strategic franchises for EA / Glu Mobile, including Design Home and Covet Fashion, and require an experienced partner to help propel these businesses forward. Knowledge of the gaming industry, especially free to play business models, advertising and user acquisition are a significant advantage. You will manage one Financial Analyst and reports to the Director of FP&A.

What You'll Do:

Business Partnering

  • Develop symbiotic relationships with studio partners to help achieve the long-term strategy of the game and studio.
  • Manage the studio P&L and influence investment and product decisions to maximize the health of the business. This includes partnership with studio leads and other teams on live service revenue forecasts, user acquisition plans, and R&D investment decisions.
  • Create P&L modeling and evaluate business opportunities to support new product incubation.
  • Prepare and hold business reviews and forecast reviews for studio leadership teams with clear and applicable presentation materials.

Financial Forecasting, Reporting, Analysis and Close

  • Manage all quarterly forecasting and monthly reporting activities related to the Studio P&L of assigned studios.
  • Guide studio partners on developing R&D forecasts, including headcount planning. Manage risks and opportunities to maintain financial goals.
  • Lead long-term business planning and modeling with studio leadership.
  • Manage all close activities for assigned studios including identifying and preparing accrual and reclass entries in partnership with direct report to ensure precise accounting of known activities.
  • Partner with FP&A teams from acquired mobile companies on process and business integration.
  • Analyze the performance of all live games on a weekly and monthly basis. This may include building new reports or new dashboards.
  • Design and run complex financial and operational models to develop meaningful insights.

Drive FP&A Excellence

  • Create new or improve existing revenue models for team members
  • Identify and lead projects to improve forecasting and reporting tools.
  • Manage one direct report. Work to enhance their skills and provide any necessary training or guidance
  • Work with functional heads to set up quarterly/monthly/annual financial forecast and report out performance against financial targets 

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about the gaming and mobile entertainment industry
  • Enjoy putting the pieces of the business together like a puzzle, connecting the dots
  • Comfort turning ambiguity into clarity
  • Curious to understand the business and make recommendations based on insights from historical and current trends, market conditions and game KPIs
  • A team player able to work collaboratively, across departments, as a project manager and independent team member
  • Experience working with BI tools and large datasets. Passion for data integrity, process definition and organizational agreement
  • Experience with performance management, scorecards, and dashboarding

Experience and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 5 years of related financial experience
  • Experience with P&L management, forecasting, reporting and analysis
  • Expert in Excel (can build complex spreadsheets) - especially when conducting financial modeling and revenue modeling
  • Proficiency in Accounting and general GAAP knowledge
  • Experience with financial forecasting and reporting tools such as Anaplan and Power BI
  • People management experience

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