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Director, Finance - Casual/Lifestyle Mobile Studios FP&A

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, CA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Austin, TX, USA • Seattle, WA, USA • Pasadena, CA, USA • Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA

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Requisition Number: 176314

Position Title: Director, Finance

External Description:

Director, Finance - Casual & Lifestyle Mobile Studios 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. 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.

You will lead business support for EA Mobile's Casual and Lifestyle studios as a collaborative & trusted advisor to leadership, driving reporting and rhythm of the business. These studios develop games for a strategic player base and need an experienced partner to help guide these businesses forward. You are able to navigate across a matrixed structure and engage with senior executives. Knowledge of the gaming industry, especially free to play business models, advertising and user acquisition would be beneficial.

You will report to the VP of FP&A, EA Mobile Studios.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide financial guidance and strategic partnership to Casual and Lifestyle teams
  • Lead the financial planning process, including the long-range, annual, and quarterly planning cycles.
  • Provide strategic advice and financial rigor, ensuring the implications of business decisions are understood & aligned with profitability goals.
  • Manage the studio P&L and influence product decisions to maximize the health of the business. This includes partnership with multiple partners on live service revenue forecasts, user acquisition plans, and managing development budgets.
  • Manage risks and opportunities to maintain financial goals.
  • Create P&L modeling and evaluate opportunities in support of new product incubation.
  • Lead strategic projects and support senior leadership on ad hoc projects
  • Manage three direct reports.

Experience / Capabilities:

  • 10 or more years in mid-to-senior level finance roles.
  • Experience evaluating performance metrics and implementing action plans
  • Healthy impatience for change. Willingness to ask the tough questions and ensure partner agreement on complex decision points.
  • Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, maturity under pressure & anticipates and resolves problems proactively.
  • Ability to resolve complex business issues, ability to move beyond reporting to synthesis and insight
  • Communicate to executive audiences in person, written, and through clear presentations.
  • Preference for experience in game development, mobile entertainment, or digital businesses.
  • Support, manage and coordinate the revenue forecasting process, delving into key metrics to understand and influence how game teams can meet operational and financial targets.

Team-Related:

  • Influence, motivate and collaborate with your partners and FP&A team
  • Foster an inclusive culture supporting career development of the team
  • Work closely with our FP&A partners across commercial, marketing and corporate functions.

Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience with P&L management, financial modeling, forecasting, reporting and analysis.
  • Experience evaluating business performance metrics and translating to applicable recommendations.
  • Proficiency in Accounting and general GAAP knowledge.
  • Knowledge in Anaplan, Power BI, and Oracle.
  • People management & developing a strong team.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):  $157,450 - $245,500
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):  $154,950 - $223,350

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby (following 1 year of service), medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

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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.

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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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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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