Blizzard Entertainment has an immediate opening for an Associate Manager in Story & Franchise Development (SFD) at its Irvine, California headquarters. This is not a permanent remote position. This role reports to the Sr. Manager of Business Operations and is responsible for financial planning and analysis and operational analysis in partnership with executive leaders within SFD and stakeholders in finance on the game franchise teams.

The ideal candidate is a hands-on, strategic individual who relates well with all levels, has experience in accounting and financial analysis in the entertainment field, and is a natural leader and collaborator. Candidate must have advanced Excel modeling capabilities, understand basic accounting principles, value attention to detail, and possess a high proficiency in problem solving and analysis. This role is for you if you have a solid foundation in financial analysis and are looking to grow into people management.


  • Support business planning efforts with the preparation of quarterly forecasts, annual budgets, cost trackers, and long-range plans

  • Oversee and review production of monthly dashboard reports, providing regular updates on YTD, QTD, and pacing performance to management

  • Prepare and present detailed franchise cost reports on a quarterly basis

  • Prepare and submit monthly product allocations, capitalization, and journal entries

  • Maintain and develop forecasting and modeling tools, and ensure the accuracy of information reported to stakeholders across Blizzard Finance, Franchise Stakeholders, and SFD leaders

  • Maintain existing and implement new controls required to ensure data integrity, and evaluate processes for opportunities to increase such integrity

  • Lend expertise in increasing operational efficiency, establishing processes where necessary and beneficial, and promoting business excellence

  • Responsible for detailed tracking of headcount movement and budget alignment

  • Assist in preparing various presentations and supporting materials for management

  • Overseeing the work, performance, and development of two analysts

  • Help with ad-hoc and other special projects as needs arise, including inquiries, research, reporting, cost estimates, or misc. analysis


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related areas

  • 4+ years in operations finance, FP&A, or accounting, preferably in a publicly traded company. Some accounting experience highly preferred

  • Highly organized and able to effectively manage competing priorities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong presentation skills

  • The highest standards of accuracy and attention to detail in a dynamic, multitasking environment

  • Strong competence in analyzing data and drawing actionable business insight

  • Natural leader and collaborator, positive attitude, flexible, reliable, team player

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and financial management tools


  • Experience with Hyperion and Essbase

  • Experience in video game, software, technology, animation, or entertainment industries

  • Passion for video games and creative content

  • Familiarity with Blizzard Ips

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.

This role is anticipated to be assigned as a hybrid work model position, with some work on-site at an Activision Blizzard office and some work remote.

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.


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

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.