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Electronic Arts

Finance Manager, Sports Commercial Organization

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Electronic Arts
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Austin, TX

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

We're EAโ€”the world's leading video game publisher. You're probably familiar with many of our titlesโ€”Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Apex Legends, Battlefield, Need for Speed, and Star Wars, to name but a few. We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. That's why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

Role Overview:

Our Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team plays an important role in providing strategic partnership to leaders across EA. We achieve this through engaging with our partners to understand our broad strategy, analyzing data, and delivering insights to help guide EA's performance.

EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with over 25 years of innovation, passion, and connecting millions of players across the globe to their favorite sports, teams, and players. you are passionate about building immersive digital entertainment, this is the role of a lifetime. The EA Sports Finance Manager role is based in North America, supporting Global Commercial Management. The FM will oversee our most recognizable Sports Brands, and provide global franchise finance support (forecasts, reporting, and other financial modeling) on retail and digital revenue through margin (including revenue reductions, revenue and inventory reserves, and royalties). To achieve these responsibilities, the FM will partner with many groups including EA Sports partners, Studio Finance, Accounting, and Corporate FP&A. You will report to the EA Sports Sr. Finance Manager based in Redwood City, CA.

What You'll Do

Business Partnering

  • Build relationships with partners and actively collaborate to work towards meeting financial and business goals
  • Prepare, hold, and present business reviews for leaders focused on the story (not just data) with clear insights and relevant presentation material
  • Drive results by partnering on business-related projects such as modeling business scenarios and tracking performance metrics

Financial Close, Forecasting and Analysis

  • Oversee the full game revenue financial forecast and provide analysis to highlight variance drivers and identify opportunities to mitigate risk / improve performance
  • Manage weekly revenue R&Os for all Sports titles
  • Provide deep financial analysis focused on a variety of areas such as optimizing revenue and profitability and evaluating Return on investment of promotions
  • Partner with the Accounting group to manage Close deliverables, process and reporting
  • Implement reporting tools

Drive FP&A Excellence

  • Identify and lead programs to standardize and automate forecasting and reporting tools
  • Challenge status quo and provide alternative solutions

Who You Are:

  • Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities, meet tight deadlines, and to thrive in a fast-paced environment with high degree of change
  • Ability to work independently
  • A team player able to work collaboratively, within the group across teams/functions as a specialist and partner

Experience and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum 4 years of related financial experience, revenue knowledge
  • Experience with P&L management, budgeting, forecasting and analysis
  • Proficiency in Accounting and general GAAP knowledge
  • Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint expertise required, knowledge in Anaplan, Power BI, Tableau and Oracle

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 new parent 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.