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Finance plays a pivotal role managing the company’s financial performance. The Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team is responsible for the coordination, consolidation, reporting and analysis of EA’s overall forecast process. The Corporate FP&A team partners with executive management and business (studio / publishing / other) finance teams to consolidate and analyze results, while driving standardization and performance across the organization. The Corporate FP&A team is also supporting recurring activities, such as Earnings and Board of Directors reporting.
Responsibilities and Duties
General (Communications / Coordination / People Oversight)
Oversee FP&A wide communications, including forecast calendar, guidelines and other recurring communications.
Support our annual Plan and recurring forecast submission process. Provide our global finance partners with clear instruction to ensure timely and accurate forecasts are achieved.
Develop effective business relationships throughout the greater finance organization (FP&A, Accounting, etc.) in order to successfully collaborate and deliver key deliverables, including recurring management reporting etc.
Direct supervision of on-site Sr. Analyst(s). Assist in the oversight and development of dotted-line off-shore support (Hyderabad, India).
Forecast, Reporting & Analysis
Partner with various members of Business FP&A to facilitate P&L, capital, and resource forecast submissions.
Drive forecast & reporting improvements that deliver improved forecast accuracy, visibility and / or efficiencies. Partner with our financial systems team to deliver key systems based improvements and initiatives.
Review systematized forecast submissions for completeness and accuracy. Between official forecast submissions, facilitate our recurring Outlook, Risks & Opportunities process to equip management and key decision makers with pertinent financial information.
Oversee the production of month-end close and forecast reporting packages. Collaborate with finance partners to understand key variances, and provide insightful analysis that identifies areas of opportunity and risk.
Manage Total Company balance sheet and cash flow forecasting. Consult with Treasury and Accounting to forecast key metrics including on / off shore cash, OCF & FCF.
Partner with Management to develop Total company guidance.
Prepare ad hoc analysis and participate and / or lead projects, as assigned.
Technical Skills and Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required – Finance / Economics / Accounting related field preferred.
Minimum 8 years of related financial experience.
Strong command of financial statements, including P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow.
Excellent oral / written communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with executive-level partners.
Extensive experience with budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis.
Ability to manage multiple and competing projects / priorities.
Strong analytical and technical skills (including general accounting concepts and systems expertise).
Strong drive for data integrity, process definition, and organizational alignment.
Adept in MS Office, with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint.
Proven experience using financial planning systems and tools. Specific experience using Hyperion Planning and Essbase preferred, but not required.
Position reports to the Senior Director, Corporate FP&A also based in Redwood City, CA
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