Kingsters in Finance are a truly commercial bunch. We focus on using our unique view into the numbers to see trends and opportunities that are developing within King and devise innovative solutions to complex problems in forecasting, accounting, compliance, and project management.
Your role within our Kingdom
This is an exciting time for King Finance, part of the FI&S organisation (Finance, Insights and Strategy) and we are looking for an experienced Finance Manager to take responsibility for overseeing and monitoring the financial performance of one of our core games. Reporting into a Senior Finance Manager, this is a broad role performing a variety of duties including but not limited to:
Being a valued and trusted business partner to leaders in our game team, providing challenge, insight and driving a culture of continual improvement; leading the implementation of those improvements and integrate finance into the business operations
Identify key performance drivers supported by solid analysis, and compelling storytelling
Navigate a rich data ecosystem with disparate and varied sources to serve as a financial analytics/dashboard expert, ensuring alignment and integration of King’s financial data with the business use and interpretation
Support monthly revenue outlook, quarterly forecasts, and annual budget processes
Preparation of monthly reporting packs containing both financial and non-financial critical metrics and commentary
Stay ahead of competitor and market analysis, to highlight opportunities to leadership and the business and drive actionable business insights and inform forecasting projections
Ad hoc analysis and reporting as required, including supporting the management team, the finance team and for board reporting
Skills To Create Thrills
You will have experience within a global mobile gaming company or a company with a similar business model, in a fast- paced, dynamic industry. You should understand the full range of revenue drivers and marketing channels open to an online business like ours.
Strong commercial acumen, as well as demonstrable experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non-financial business drivers across revenue and marketing investment
Strong business partnering experience, collaborative in building robust relationships within the King community, and gravitas in working with and challenging senior management
Ability to deliver and handle change in a fast-paced tech company
Experience in presenting commercial and financial metrics to non-finance teams and key stakeholders
The ability and aim to lead operational improvements and drive efficiencies across ways of working
Advanced excel skill and experience and initiative in building robust financial models
Developing professional PowerPoint decks/presentations and advanced graph building skills
ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified or international equivalent
Hyperion systems experience or similar large enterprise software
FI&S Team Values
We are trusted, objective partners, who inspire and enable
We guide and challenge business performance, growth and strategic decisions
We offer free food and drinks in the London office and have an on-site gym!
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide, Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.
A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
Making the World Playful
Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!
Applications need to be in English.