Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources and Finance. We encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience.
The Sr. Accounting Analyst will assist in performing month-end general ledger close activities for the studio accounting team primarily focused with the Blizzard Entertainment Business Units. These activities include preparation of journal entries and monthly reconciliations as well as other ad hoc analyses and audit requests.
The position requires working closely with Corporate Accounting, Business Units, and other financial teams in order to meet reporting deadlines. The ideal candidate will be challenged to apply critical thinking and analytical skills along to meet tight demands and evolving business needs.
In addition, the ideal candidate will be helping with various projects and tasks and must have the competence to work cross-functionally with other areas of the business to coordinate and have project management experience for the timely completion of the assigned tasks.
Prepare journal entries with supporting backup, ensuring that correct account codes are used, and transactions are accurately explained and supported
Responsible for accounting for capitalized software costs associated with our games, including capitalization of costs, amortization, and impairment evaluation
Ensure that assigned general ledger accounts are properly reconciled, reconciling items are cleared timely and any issues are communicated / handled appropriately to avoid misstatements of financial information
Develop a level of "expertise" in studio operations and our business to understand their impact on accounting transactions
Ensure timely and accurate reporting for assigned areas, allowing managers to make informed business decisions
Suggest process improvements to enhance utilization of Oracle or other automation to ensure efficiencies improve
Collaborate with other department personnel - Operations, AP, Purchasing, Business Unit Finance, etc - to ensure a high level of accuracy of information, while ensuring efficiencies are improved in processing time
Ensure that the financial results of Activision Blizzard are accurately reported in accordance with GAAP and in compliance with all SEC and Sarbanes Oxley requirements
Support the external audit team to ensure all information is provided in a timely and accurate manner during quarterly reviews and annual audit.
Assist in growth of Accounting Group through self-development and collaboration, including the ability to cross train in other areas
B.A./B.S. in Accounting
Minimum of 3-4 years of professional accounting
High proficiency in Excel is required
Experience with Oracle eBusiness Suite, OBIEE Answers and/or Hyperion Essbase is a plus
Experience with knowledge of internal-use software accounting and capitalized software is a plus
Possess strong analytical skills with ability to problem solve
Be highly organized and able to deal with large volume of data
Ability to work proactively and independently as well as with a team in a fast-paced, growing environment
Possess strong work ethic and be willing to work extra hours and weekends during quarter-end and year-end closes to meet targets
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! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected] General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, 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!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
The videogame 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 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.
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 $72,720.00 - $134,460.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.