Team Name:

Job Title:
Associate Director, Finance

Requisition ID:
R022897

Job Description:

Your Mission

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a strategic and experienced Associate Director, Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA) to serve as a key leader on Franchise and/or FP&A team. The Associate Director, FPA is responsible for coordinating the regional planning and forecast process along with being the primary finance partner for local management and publishing teams. In addition, this position helps to drive business reviews, handle operational risk and cost, and partner with business leaders to support strategic growth initiatives. It will require the candidate to build partnerships with the regional and global finance community to implement and deliver results.

The ideal candidate is an independent, self-motivated leader with a consistent record of proactively contributing to business development initiatives, assessing market opportunities, identifying process efficiencies, anticipating business needs, and implementing solutions across the organization. The position will directly report to the Senior Finance Director, with dotted lines into the business leaders of the regions.

Responsibilities

  • Develop functional strategies and guidelines / procedures to support the company business targets.
  • Lead AOP (Annual Operating Plan) and Quarterly forecasts.
  • Work in close collaboration with all relevant business and operation team members.
  • Management of ANZ and S. Asia P&Ls with analysis of results vs. forecast and budget
  • Exercise financial analysis/assessment on new business opportunities and special projects
  • Provide financial support in business model set-up for new products.
  • Lead controllable costs and drive efficiency.
  • Drive regional consistency and adoption of standard processes.
  • Run all financial reporting including monthly/quarterly reports.
  • Provide insight into the business to support improved analysis for planning purposes and driving greater insight & actionable information, developing appropriate ad hoc analysis.
  • Indirect oversight of the local accounting function and providing guidance and support to ensure that there is alignment & sharing of knowledge across finance functions.
  • Provide feedback as the need arises to tax & legal teams to ensure that all business models are following relevant laws.

Player Profile

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in FP&A and Accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in finance, Accounting, or other related areas or MBA focusing on Finance; possesses a professional qualification such as CPA, AICPA, and ACCA
  • Experience in working for Multi-National Companies
  • Strong analytical mentality, ability to quickly identify and articulate the components of a sophisticated project or issue.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • High standards of accuracy and precision
  • Good communication skills, ability to synthesize.
  • Able to balance multiple projects
  • Proven knowledge of general accounting, finance, and tax
  • Able to work independently, with limited direction
  • Have the capacity to build and maintain senior level relationships and provide direction and influence at that level

Pluses

  • Knowledge of the gaming industry
  • Accounting experience with Hyperion and Oracle
  • Finance experience in gaming / entertainment or media

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from dedicated people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The video game 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $111,960.00 – $207,270.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Tagged as: Accounting, Business, Business Development, Collaboration, Coordinating, Financial Planning, Financial Support, Focusing, Management, Requisition

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