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Finance Manager - Corporate FP&A at EA

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Redwood City, California

Job Description:


We’re EA—the world’s largest video game publisher. You’re probably familiar with many of our titles—Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Battlefield, and Star Wars, to name but a few. We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

Role Overview

Located at EA’s global headquarters in Redwood Shores, Corporate Functions Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) plays a critical role in providing budgeting, forecasting and analytic support for EA’s corporate cost centers. The Finance Manager II will provide direct business partnership to and influence the CFO/COO (Finance), Chief People Officer (Human Resources), Global Facilities, General Counsel (Legal) and other corporate functions. This role will manage a finance team that provides timely, accurate and insightful reporting and analysis and will be the key leader to drive efficient processes for budgeting and forecasting of expenses, headcount and capital.

  • Business Partnering

    • Effectively develop strong relationships with key leadership to help deliver the long-term strategy

    • Influence key decisions by understanding the big picture combined with providing underlying deep financial analysis and insight

    • Lead a finance team to partner with corporate functions, understanding specific business objectives for each and actively working as their finance liaison to facilitate their success

    • Prepare and hold business reviews for EA’s leadership team with clear and actionable presentation materials

  • Financial Forecasting and Reporting

    • Manage all forecasting and reporting activities related to Opex, Capex, and Headcount according to the Corporate calendar

    • Lead financial reviews with budget owners to develop annual plans and subsequent forecast updates. 

    • Drive insightful analysis to highlight variance drivers and identify opportunities to mitigate risk and improve performance

  • Monthly and Quarterly Close
    • Manage all close activities for assigned departments including identifying and preparing accrual and reclass entries to ensure precise accounting of known activities

  • Drive FP&A Excellence

    • Play a crucial role in building and retaining our world-class FP&A team

    • Identify and lead initiatives to continuously improve, standardize and automate forecasting and reporting tools and processes

Technical Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MBA or CPA preferred

  • Minimum 7 years of related financial experience

  • Highly motivated, passionate, self-starter; comfortable interacting with and presenting to senior management

  • Experienced people manager to lead finance team and provide executive management support

  • A team player able to work collaboratively, within the group and cross-functionally across business units/functions, as a thought leader, project manager, partner, and effective independent team member

  • Demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility and independence

  • Ability to recommend, manage and drive projects to successful completion

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Accounting and general GAAP knowledge

  • Strong business acumen with understanding of functional linkages and ability to build strong professional relationships with business partners in both operational and financial roles

  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple and sometimes competing demands; comfortable with multiple daily responsibilities requiring attention to detail, self-validation and correction of work produced or reviewed

  • Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint expertise required, knowledge in Hyperion Essbase and Oracle preferred