Finance and Accounting Intern

Dec 02, 2022
Lyon, France
... Not specified
... Internship
Full time
... Office work

Paid Finance and Accounting Intern (6 Months) - Lyon, France

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop and deliver games, content and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.

We exist to Inspire the World to Play.

We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. Our mission is to attract and grow a more diverse employee base through the cultivation of our early talent pipeline to shape EA's teams, culture and products. We create an overall enriching experience, empowering interns and graduates with the sense that "EA is where I want to be"

The Challenge Ahead:

The CFO organization comprises a broad group of finance disciplines, with the common goal of partnering with business teams delivering strategies and providing our players with amazing experiences. Our finance teams assist the business in achieving profitable creativity by proving financial insight, reporting and guidance.

We use progressive tools to analyze and visualize data, telling the story of financial drivers, performance, risks and opportunities. We value attributes like collaboration and learning. We celebrate diversity and inclusion by creating a place where you can come to work and be yourself.

Corporate accounting's mission is to create shareholder value through integrity, leadership and business partnership. The department's primary responsibility is to prepare and report the worldwide consolidated financial statements to senior management and to shareholders through press releases and earnings calls. Furthermore, responsibilities include: accounting consultation to internal partners, assisting with acquisitions, system improvements and other special projects

You will support the finance team in charge of accounting and reporting of the French entity. You will be, under the assistance of the manager, responsible for preparing and booking accounting entries. You will collaborate in estimating accruals for accounting closings and look for improvement in internal control processes. You will also work on different European subsidiaries and participate in global projects

Intern Responsibilities:

Financial control:

  • Under the guidance of your manager, control and review of financial processes, paying specific attention to accounting rules (US GAAP) and data reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations and reporting (use of Excel and Hyperion)
  • Post manual JE for cut off purposes
  • Collaborate with all Finance and Sales services remotely in diverse European and LatAm territories, with an emphasis on maintaining a high level of internal control
  • Assistance to the monthly closing process, namely including support for estimating accrual for future price reductions and returns
  • Close collaboration with other departments to validate the accuracy of reconciliations and the completeness of the data used
  • Update the permanent files of the subsidiaries
  • Support preparing statutory annual financial statements
  • Work on requests from external auditor

Process Management:

  • Update and monitor accounting and internal control procedures
  • Perform reconciliations and identify possible discrepancies
  • Active participation in team-led projects

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional English
  • French speaker (optional)
  • Advanced Excel (can perform advanced functions)
  • Understand Accounting principles
  • Culture of challenge
  • Strong adaptability, flexibility
  • Proactive Problem solving capability and wish to improve existing processes
  • Communication skills

To apply: Submit an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter which explains why you want to complete your internship with Electronic Arts and what interests you in this specific placement

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