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Electronic Arts

Accountant, Controllling

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Electronic Arts
πŸ‡°πŸ‡· Seoul

Accountant, Controlling

(Based in Seoul, Korea)

Finance

The CFO organization comprises a broad group of finance disciplines, with the common goal of partnering with business teams delivering strategies and providing our players with amazing experiences. Our finance teams assist the business in achieving profitable creativity by proving financial insight, reporting and guidance.

We use progressive tools to analyze and visualize data, telling the story of financial drivers, performance, risks and opportunities. We value attributes like collaboration and learning. We celebrate diversity and inclusion by creating a place where you can come to work and be yourself.

Corporate Accounting

Corporate accounting’s mission is to create shareholder value through integrity, leadership and business partnership. The department’s primary responsibility is to prepare and report the worldwide consolidated financial statements to senior management and to shareholders through press releases and earnings calls. Furthermore, responsibilities include: accounting consultation to internal partners, assisting with acquisitions, system improvements and other special projects.

The Asian Controlling team supports US GAAP reporting and statutory for the Group’s legal entities across the region. Our Asian teams are in three main locations: Singapore, Shanghai (China) and Seoul (Korea).

A member of the Asian Controlling Team, you will have responsibility for managing the Asian close process and related financial reporting in conformity with US GAAP and supervising close, reporting and statutory compliance.

Key Responsibilities

The Accountant will be part of the Asia Controlling team, reporting to the Financial Controller at Korea. You will have four major areas of responsibilities: (a) Month end close activities, (b) Statutory compliance/Internal control environment, (c) Business Support, (d) Project management. You will address tight deadlines and many accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, and statutory financial statement preparation. The Senor Accountant will have contact with senior-level employees from Korea and the Region, which requires strong interpersonal communication skills.

Close process

  • Ensure the application and documentation of US GAAP and Korea GAAP financial policies and procedures and implement changes and improvements.
  • Prepare and record journal entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Prepare monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliation.
  • Partner with the offshore shared service teams on month end close.
  • Manage the recording and settlement of inter-company transactions between our company and its intercompany trading partner(s).

Statutory Compliance/ Internal control environment

  • Manage overall control environment and its effectiveness.
  • Support filing of VAT, WHT and corporate income tax returns.
  • Work with the Korea Controller to provide a clean year-end statutory financial statement by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts; provide information for external advisors.
  • Prepare reconciliation of US GAAP to local statutory financial statements.
  • Provide an internal tax package for the consolidation purpose
  • Guidance of local and US external auditors and support for other statutory and tax audit matters

Business Support

  • Help develop new financial procedures and feature to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Be the primary liaison to selected business groups.
  • Maintain superior relationships with the other Finance teams (Shared Services, Corporate, Treasury, Other regional counterparts, Tax).

Project management

  • Spend a portion of time on projects (e.g., globally aligning EA’s accounting practices, improving documentation, building reporting)

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration is required
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in general accounting or related field in a multinational organization
  • Experience in VAT, WHT, CIT filings
  • Business standard oral and written English and Korean
  • CPA certification mandatory

Capabilities & Talents

  • Prioritization and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Passion for data integrity, process definition
  • Enthusiasm to challenge the status quo and suggest change
  • Rapid learner and strives for excellence
  • Strong organizational framework
  • Think outside of the box; willing to challenge existing processes to improve efficiency
  • Is a team player, adapt at building relationships within Finance and across organizations

About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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