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Senior Royalty Analyst

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, CA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA

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Requisition Number: 174423

Position Title: Senior Financial Analyst

External Description:

The Challenge Ahead

The Senior Royalty Analyst and team manages all worldwide license and development contracts pertaining to product development for all Studios, as well as third party and distribution. Global Royalty Accounting’s direct internal business partners are Studio Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Affairs and Legal. The group manages over eight hundred contracts. 

Our mission is to affect profitable business strategy and increase the influence on license and developer agreements by designing and leading effective royalty processes and by providing timely insights. Critical processes owned include global monthly royalty calculations for accruals and estimated royalty rates, compilations of external statements & payments, interaction with external auditors and third-party auditors and business partners’ support. 

 

What a Senior Royalty Analyst does at EA:

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the accurate review, interpretation and set-up of development and licensing contracts. 

This includes:

    • Interpreting contractual terms and conditions
    • Setting-up & updating contracts in the Alliant Royalty System
    • Assessing capitalization feasibility as it pertains to EA’s Policy
    • Analyzing effective versus contractual royalty rates
    • Calculating development expensed advance amortization, if applicable 
  • Ensure 100% compliance to all financial commitments and obligations. This includes:
    • Prepaid advances
    • Development milestone payments
    • Minimum guarantees
    • Monthly or quarterly royalty disbursements
    • Marketing and/or sponsorship fees
    • Publisher assistance 
  • Responsible for enhancing Royalty Accounting’s relationships with internal and external business partners as it relates to the EA Studios
  • Participate in the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes 
  • Assist in monthly forecasting and annual planning process for Royalties 
  • Support third. parties’ licensors & developers audits 
  • Assist on compilation of management reporting packages & analysis 
  • Prepare and maintain assigned audit schedules 
  • Responsible for reconciliation of Prepaid Royalties and Royalty Payable Accounts 
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and distribution of assigned Royalty Accounting reports to business partners 
  • Special projects as assigned, these include, but are not limited to, ad hoc reporting for internal business partners, specifically Business Affairs, Legal and Finance. 
  • Assess Royalty Accounting processes, procedures and policies on a continuous basis and make recommendations where appropriate for process improvements

 

Behaviors / Competencies: 

  • Disciplined self-starter with passion, energy & enthusiasm to drive results
  • Detail oriented & able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong drive for data integrity, process definition and alignment
  • Effective written & verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong ability to work independently as well as to support team activities
  • Views challenges as opportunities 

 

The next great EA Senior Royalty Analyst also needs:

  • Min 3 years of accounting experience
  • Strong skills in MS Office (Excel) and Oracle
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (CPA or MBA a plus)
  • Royalty agreements and accounting experience a plus
  • Interest in system, system admin/support a plus

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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: 2022-06-28 21:56:06.107

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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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