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Finance Manager II, Marketing FP&A

Multiple Locations: Edmonton, AB, Canada • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Redwood City, CA, USA

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Requisition Number: 173609

Position Title: Manager II, Finance

External Description:

Finance Manager II – Marketing FP&A

#WeAreEA and we exist to inspire the world to play. EA values creativity, pioneering, passion, determination, learning, and teamwork. We mean things like acting with curiosity, speaking up with original ideas, and committing to each other as one team.

We’re looking for all the best kinds of people to make great experiences for our players. The best people want a job that inspires them, while giving them room to enjoy their lives. And we want to give them that. We celebrate diversity and inclusion by creating a place where you can come to work and be yourself. 

Role Overview:
Our Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team provides strategic and financial partnership to EA’s Leadership team. We achieve this through engaging with our partners to understand our broad strategy, analyzing data, and delivering insights to guide EA’s performance.

The Finance Manager II will provide direct business partnership to and influence the SVP Corporate Communications (Marketing), and VP Creative & Production (Marketing), This role will manage a finance team that provides timely, accurate and insightful reporting and analysis and will be the key leader to drive efficient processes for budgeting and forecasting of expenses, headcount, and capital.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide financial guidance and strategic partnership with specific focus on Corporate Communications (EA Brand, Global Comms and Social Impact), and Marketing Creative, Production, and Strategy.
  • Establish and maintain meaningful performance metrics and management reporting to drive accountability and financial transparency.
  • Support decision making and manage budget allocation process for portfolio marketing investments, in partnership with Marketing leadership.
  • Influence key decisions by understanding the big picture combined with providing underlying deep financial analysis and insight.
  • Set control processes in place to manage spending and headcount within plan levels. Set-up and manage financial reviews with business partners every month to analyze results, forecast spending, and headcount
  • Proactively anticipate, manage, and report risks and opportunities across the Marketing investment portfolio with specific focus on Media and Creative investments to maintain financial goals.
  • Lead a finance team to partner with Corporate Communications and Marketing Creative team understanding specific business objectives for each and actively working as their finance liaison to facilitate their success.

 

Major Functions & Related Activities

  • Align with P&L owners on specific funding proposals
  • Partner with leadership to set and manage budgets across all projects and titles
  • Provide decision support to leadership on investment and project decisions
  • Lead financial reviews with budget owners to develop annual plans and subsequent forecast updates. 
  • Manage all close activities for assigned departments including identifying and preparing accrual and reclass entries to ensure precise accounting of known activities
  • Anticipate risks and partner with the leadership to identify trade-offs to de-risk and maintain financial goals
  • Balance priorities, and find creative solutions that achieve results
  • Be a thought leader to improve and simplify processes, drive standardization, and build scalable systems to support business growth
  • Lead strategic projects and support senior leadership on ad hoc projects

 

Technical Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MBA or CPA preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of related financial experience
  • Highly motivated, passionate, self-starter; comfortable interacting with and presenting to senior management
  • Experienced people manager to lead finance team and provide executive management support
  • A team player able to work collaboratively, within the group and cross-functionally across business units/functions, as a thought leader, project manager, partner, and effective independent team member
  • Demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility and independence
  • Ability to recommend, manage and drive projects to successful completion
  • Demonstrated proficiency in accounting and general GAAP knowledge
  • Strong business acumen with understanding of functional linkages and ability to build strong professional relationships with business partners in both operational and financial roles
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple and sometimes competing demands; comfortable with multiple daily responsibilities requiring attention to detail, self-validation and correction of work produced or reviewed
  • Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint expertise required, knowledge in Anaplan, PBI, and Oracle preferred

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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.

Date Opened: 2022-05-18 16:47:22.02

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

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.

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