Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop and deliver games, content and online services across platforms. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading. We exist to Inspire the World to Play. Join us !
The Challenge Ahead:
Our group is there to provide accurate and timely financial reporting, as required by local GAAP or SEC compliance (US GAAP) in collaboration with partners as FP&A, Tax and Business and auditors
As a Senior Accountant you will be responsible for general ledger management, financial close and reporting for two legal entities including one based in France.
The role is preferably to be based in Lyon, but possibly in one of the other hubs in Guilford. You will report to the Finance manager based in Lyon, France.
What a Senior Accountant does at EA:
Strong control and review of financial close process, with specific attention to standard accounting (primarily under US GAAP) and data reconciliation issues;
Responsible for rigorously planning and controlling tasks pertaining to achieve demanding US-driven reporting deadlines
Responsibility for local statutory and tax reporting (data for VAT return, Corporate Income Tax return, Transfer Pricing adjustment, Tax calculation and other local compliance document filings)
Prepare reconciliations and month-end close reporting for local and Corporate requirements using ERP
Ownership and management of balance sheet accounts, including ad-hoc analysis of transactional activity;
Perform and document controls related to financial reporting
Day to day responsibility for the resolution of ledgers issues and queries, including managing the interface with other Finance teams / EA departments, resolving technical accounting issues, preparing memos
Contact point for both external and internal audit teams;
Support the implementation, standardization, and improvement of new and existing processes and systems
Provide a high level of support within Finance and to other business partners - work with FP&A and non-Finance budget holders to ensure accuracy of actuals
Delegate and review work carried out by offshore accounting support teams;
The next great EA Senior Accountant also needs:
Technical background :
One or more of the following backgrounds:
ACA/ACCA/CIMA-qualified or equivalent financial accounting studies
Prior equivalent Controllership work experience with a multinational company and /or Prior public accounting experience
Fluency in French and English required
Experience identifying and communicating general accounting issues
Experience with month-end reporting deadlines and/or preparation of local statutory financial statements
Experience with internal controls compliance
Familiarity with US GAAP
3+ years of experience in an audit company would be a plus
Familiarity with Microsoft excel (can maintain spreadsheets) required, including data mining tools and PivotTables
Soft skills :
Proactive in identifying problems and solutions; tenacity and attention to detail, valuable attributes.
Pragmatism, solution oriented
Able to multi-task, autonomous with strong attention to detail and accountability for own work
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate technical accounting issues to less qualified staff or non-finance staff
Impeccable personal integrity; confidence in representing the Finance team within EA
Active in resolving issues, positive and constructive at all times
Ability to manage change positively – comfortable with multiple daily responsibilities and with managing change where required.
Systematic and control-focused approach to quality of own work and that of others;
Think outside of the box; willing to challenge existing processes to drive efficiency
Is a team player, great at building relationships within Finance and across organizations