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Electronic Arts

Senior Accountant

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Electronic Arts
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Vancouver, BC

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.

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 analyze 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.

Key responsibilities

You will have a broad range of responsibilities involving many aspects of the monthly, quarterly and year end close processes for North America; assisting with and having the opportunity to lead Corporate Accounting projects; and the development of process efficiencies. You will promote excellence throughout EA.

Performing close activities including: Journal entry preparation for complex, high profile transactions; Review and preparation of reconciliations; Overseeing and coordinating aspects of the close calendar; and Preparing and reporting on close schedules to the Controllership team including presenting important aspects of the balance sheet. Provide accounting and general ledger partner support; work with selected business groups across finance (i.e., FPA, SEC reporting, Revenue, AR, etc.). Develop and maintain External Audit and SOX documentation as it relates to the role. You will guide communication between external auditors and partners during quarterly reviews and annual audits. Identify process improvements with emphasis on streamlining and improving controls within accounting. Further striving for Global Standardization.Conduct quarterly balance sheet reviews. Produce standard and ad-hoc reporting to analyze trends vs. prior quarter and prior year for the statement of operations and the balance sheet.Prepare memos/whitepapers on accounting issues. You will help compile EA Inc.'s balance sheet FX hedging forecasts to Treasury and performs analytics to bridge forecast to actuals. You will spend a portion of time on projects (e.g., globally aligning EA's accounting practices, improving documentation, optimizing reporting).

Technical experience

The following skills are necessary to be successful in this position:

  • B.S. in Accounting or equivalent
  • 4+ years relevant financial accounting experience
  • Effectively coordinate with Global teams (including offshore teams)
  • CPA preferred
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP accounting and reporting
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Oracle R12 and Hyperion Financial Management

Capabilities

  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills; solution oriented individual
  • Disciplined self-starter with strong attention to detail and accountability for own work and the work of others
  • Strong business acumen
  • Passion for data integrity, process definition and organizational agreement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; polished professional; communicates with impact
  • Able to handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities
  • Talents
  • Ability to adapt quickly and be effective in new situations
  • Possesses passion, energy and enthusiasm
  • Thinks outside of the box; willing to challenge existing processes to improve efficiency
  • Adept at building relationships within Finance and across organizations
  • Views challenges as opportunities

Reporting

You will report to Corporate Accounting Manager, Canada.

EA 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. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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.