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Blizzard Entertainment games don’t just begin with game ideas, or end once those games are released. A lot more goes into the creation of a Blizzard product than the work of developers—and we support our games for years after they’re in the hands of gamers worldwide.

Blizzard Entertainment has an immediate opening for a Senior Financial Analyst at its Irvine, California headquarters. We are seeking someone who will be part of Blizzard’s Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team working on optimizing, forecasting, and planning for our Technology Org. This individual will assist with the company's forecast and annual budgeting processes. In addition, this person will provide financial support to management including identifying optimization opportunities, preparing financial presentations, and other projects requested by management.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.

What you bring to the table:

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

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

  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses, and capital expenditures

  • Monitor performance indicators, highlight trends, and analyze causes of unexpected variance

  • Support management team and department heads with ad hoc analysis and reporting

  • Assist in preparing presentations and supporting materials for management

  • Support business planning and strategy efforts to help develop the next wave of epic Blizzard titles

  • Help with ad-hoc and other special projects as needs arise

Minimum Requirements

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

  • 2+ years operations finance, FP&A, or accounting experience, preferably in a publicly traded company

  • Strong financial analysis and organizational skills

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to work with other members of the finance team and across the organization

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

  • Knowledge of general accounting and financial planning

  • Able to work independently, with limited direction

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

Extra Points

  • Experience with Hyperion and Essbase

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

  • Real passion for video games, especially Blizzard Entertainment products

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.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

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.

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.

Rewards

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. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.