The Activision Blizzard Internal Audit team is a global function predominantly based in London and Santa Monica, responsible for business process and IT audits, data analytics across all Activision Blizzard entities.
The Audit Manager role will primarily be responsible for developing scope, planning and conducting end-to-end business process operational audits. Acting as a business partner on risks and controls, the role also involves working collaboratively with the IT and data analytics team to drive increased use of analytics and automation.
This role is offered on a hybrid-working basis, meaning there will be a split of being based at our office in Santa Monica, and work from home (option for fully remote if located outside of LA).
Specific responsibilities and duties include:
Plan, supervise and conduct, end-to-end operational audits (finance and business process), based on the annual risk assessment. Typical activities include developing scope, completing risk & control matrices, conducting walkthroughs, performing risk-based testing, assessing the design and efficiency of controls, and communicating results/findings to team leadership and key business partners.
Identify control weaknesses and process improvement opportunities, and partner with management to reach pragmatic solutions and develop action plans.
Prepare high-quality audit work papers and reports to communicate observations.
Follow-up on the implementation of management’s action plans, providing ongoing support to assist management with timely and effective remediation.
Partner with key partners to provide guidance and assurance on key company initiatives and critical change activities, including process and control changes, change projects, system implementations, accounting policy changes, and regulatory and compliance changes.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships across the business, including partners and team members located across US, Europe, and APAC.
Find opportunities to drive positive changes within Internal Audit to improve audit efficiency, effectiveness and value.
Maintain an up-to-date understanding of internal audit, accounting, and gaming industry trends, facilitate knowledge sharing within the team, and incorporate into day-to-day delivery.
ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field. Previous work experience gained with some exposure to internal audit
Experience in planning and managing operational audit projects end-to-end, with proven knowledge of risk assessment, internal controls, and financial and operational processes.
Hard-working, highly organized and detail oriented. Capable of working on multiple projects, and consistently delivering high quality work on time.
Strong presence and communication skills, with the ability to adapt to the audience across all levels of the organization and challenge partners with confidence and gravitas where necessary.
Demonstrates ability to think critically and methodically about problems, and recommend pragmatic, value adding solutions.
Able to build robust, collaborative partnerships with team members to become a key point of contact for risk and control advice within the business.
Proven analytical skills, with knowledge and a keen curiosity about the use of data analytics for audit.
Able to quickly grasp new ideas and technical concepts to help drive the team’s focus on automation.
Demonstrates a growth mindset, embracing opportunities for professional development.
An understanding and passion for the gaming industry is a plus but is not crucial.
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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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.
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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.
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