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

Company: Electronic Arts Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

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

Keywords: Electronic Arts Inc., Redwood City , Director, Finance - Casual/Lifestyle Mobile Studios FP&A, Executive , Redwood City, California

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