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