Audit Analyst

Location: Redwood City, California US

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Requisition Number: 156538

Position Title: Financial Analyst

External Description:

We’re EA—the world’s largest video game publisher. You’re probably familiar with many of our titles—Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Battlefield, and Star Wars, to name a few. But maybe you don’t know how we’re committed to creating games for every platform—from social to mobile to console—to give our consumers that anytime, anywhere access they demand. What does that mean for you? It means more opportunities to unleash your creative genius, be inspired by those around you and ignite your path in any direction you choose.

Global Audit Departmental Overview

Global Audit is an independent and objective assurance and business advisory organization designed to provide assurance to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, add value to senior management and improve EA’s operations. It helps EA to accomplish its business objectives by bringing a top down, risk-based approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control, and governance processes.

The Global Audit organization reports directly into the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Main Purpose of the Role

The Audit Analyst will play an active role in supporting EA’s Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) compliance program. This role will work with and report to the Global Audit, Business Process Manager to determine effectiveness and efficiency of control structure and operating processes, including recommendations for improvement in processes and controls. This position will primarily support the EA SOX compliance program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for SOX processes across the organization.
  • Assist in planning, scoping and risk assessment process, including collaboration with external auditors and business process owners.
  • Lead end-to-end walkthroughs to identify risks, control gaps, and improvement opportunities.
  • Design, execute and complete testing of the design and operating effectiveness of SOX business process controls, including entity and process level controls, IT application controls, key reports, and SOC1 analyses.
  • Improve SOX documentation and work papers (i.e. work with process owners to refine risk control matrix, improve process flows, refine / develop test procedures, propose control language and associated risks etc.).
  • Evaluate audit findings and coordinate remediation of deficiencies.
  • Assist in reporting of status and results to management, including the SOX Steering Committee.
  • Assist in evaluation of new processes, policies and systems to determine relevance to and impact on the SOX program, including assessing design of controls based on identified risks.
  • Support the department’s audit plan and participate in operational audits, if required and as possible allowing for the SOX schedule.
  • Recognize different cultures and business practices in various locations and partner with the business process owners to recommend optimal business solutions to strengthen controls and increase efficiency.
  • Demonstrate technical abilities and business aptitude by keeping abreast of:
    • Leading entertainment, e-commerce, and general business best practices;
    • International audit standards and procedures, and the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF);
    • New literature applicable to SOX and internal controls (e.g. PCAOB requirements, SEC, etc.)

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Audit (CIA) or working towards either.
  • Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and other designations a plus.
  • A good understanding of US GAAP, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) audit standards, COSO internal control framework, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of IT application controls and how they relate to business processes.
  • Excellent knowledge and working use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Experience with AuditBoard is desirable.

Experience Required

  • 2+ years’ experience with SOX compliance and audits.
  • Big 4 experience a plus.
  • Experience auditing ERP systems (preferably Oracle R12) and other financial/operational systems, a plus.

Competencies

  • High integrity and ethical standards.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and be effective in new situations, and to drive results.
  • Exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving skills; solution-oriented individual.
  • Organized, detail-oriented and strives to produce quality work.
  • Is a team player, with the ability to build relationships at all levels across the organization.
  • Views challenges as opportunities.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Openness to different ideas and accepts change.

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.

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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.

EEOText: 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.

Date Opened: 2019-07-12 04:48:09.323

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