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The Senior Accounting Manager will be responsible for the general accounting and financial reporting management of the company’s North America and Corporate ledgers. This critical position has oversight responsibility for all aspects of GL accounting and related sub-processes. The ideal candidate will develop, document and enforce accurate accounting methods, procedures, and policies. In addition, the ideal candidate will carry out consistent and efficient month-end and quarter-end close processes that ensures the timely processing of accurate monthly results.

The position requires having the ability to independently foresee and prepare for any upstream and downstream impacts associated with new transactions and initiatives. It also requires being able to identify and resolve accounting issues and process inefficiencies. The ideal candidate will be helping with various projects and must have the competence to work cross-functionally with other areas of the business to coordinate and manage the timely completion of the assigned project-related tasks.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Responsible for day-to-day general ledger accounting and reporting

  • Participate in our global month-end close and consolidation process, including review of journal entries, account reconciliations and preparation and/or review of financial reporting results and flux analyses.

  • Ensure execution of appropriate accounting treatment on accounting issues in accordance with US GAAP.

  • Possess a deep understanding of ERP systems and related sub-modules, including the development, implementation and/or maintenance of accounting systems and associated enhancements.

  • Understand business activities and objectives and make recommendations and changes to improve and support scalability in the team organization, business systems and processes.

  • Work effectively in a high growth environment - comfortable in both individual contributor roles and cross-functional team management roles, depending on what is required by the business at the time.

  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and operational innovation and regularly interact with business owners and senior level management on accounting matters.

  • Develop and mentor accounting analysts to build their professional career and maximize potential

  • Partner with internal and external auditors to maintain a strong internal control environment and regularly supervise and assess risks associated with our current and new processes.

  • Participate in ad hoc projects and initiatives

  • Other duties may be assigned

Player Profile

  • B.A./B.S. in Accounting

  • Minimum of 10 years’ proven experience in professional accounting

  • Experience with cash, prepaid, fixed assets, accruals and GL accounting, etc.

  • Proven experience in optimizing accounting processes

  • Must possess strong analytical skills with ability to problem solve.

  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to both technical and non-technical partners

  • Ability to work in a dynamic accounting department, successfully juggling daily responsibilities, projects and results

  • Must possess strong work ethic and willing to work extra hours and weekends during quarter-end and year-end closes in order to meet targets

  • Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with Oracle eBusiness Suite, OBIEE Answers and/or Hyperion Essbase is a plus

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world’s largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™, and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

We’re proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNE’s "100 Best Companies To Work For®” for four consecutive years and have earned a spot on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies,” and “Future 50” lists. Our 10,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology.

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 directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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