Internal Audit Manager (Remote)
The Activision Blizzard Internal Audit group is a global function with team members in North America and Europe, responsible for business and IT operational audits as well as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance across all Activision Blizzard entities.
The Internal Audit Manager will be responsible for leading and performing the year-round SOX program as well as supporting ad-hoc financial / operational/ compliance advisory projects.
Assist team leadership in planning and performing annual internal audit risk assessment and benchmarking/rationalization exercise and deliver in-depth assessment results.
Audit planning and scoping, including:
Analyzing financial/transactional data to identify process/control weaknesses and advise audit approach and testing.
SOX risk assessment: resolving materiality and performing top-down risk-based scoping.
Developing and supervising budget and staffing plan
Planning, communicating, and conducting effective implementation walkthroughs with business collaborators and developing high-quality narratives and process flow diagrams
Assessing the design and effectiveness of internal controls, including key reports/IPC
Identifying and evaluating control weakness and process improvement opportunities
Following up on the implementation of management’s action plans and provide ongoing support to management in timely remediation/implementation of action plans.
Assist management in the preparation and ongoing maintenance of control and process documentation (policies, procedures, narratives, control matrices, etc.).
Establish and maintain strong working relationship within Internal Audit, with external audit and the wider business.
Communicate key company initiatives and critical changes, e.g., system implementations, accounting policy changes, and regulatory and compliance changes.
Maintain current understanding of gaming industry trends as well as company changes and incorporate such knowledge in delivering the audit plan throughout the year. Research technical accounting, auditing, operational and compliance matters as needed.
Coach, mentor and continuously support staff auditors for their individual development and team success.
Supply concrete insights to improve Internal Audit’s strategy execution and operations. Positively support knowledge sharing and thought leadership within the department, and with external networks.
Identify development opportunities and drive positive changes to improve audit efficiency and make valuable contributions.
CPA, CIA or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field. 6-8 years of professional working experience required; 2-3 years of Big 4 experience strongly preferred.
Strong presence and communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to adapt to the audience across all levels of the organization.
In-depth understanding of the integrated audit that considers the relationship between IT/system, financial and operational controls in establishing an effective and efficient internal control environment.
Solid understanding of Oracle R12 preferred. Hands-on experience with its report-writing module (OBIEE), and PowerBI dashboarding and similar tools preferred.
Self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented. Must be capable of working on multiple projects with minimal direction and consistently delivering quality audit work by agreed deadlines.
A diligent and effective manager who leads by example, demonstrates strong personal credibility and integrity and mentors a team to achieve high profile and dynamic objectives.
Take a collaborative approach, building robust relationships with collaborators, and ambitious collaborators with confidence and gravitas where vital.
Think critically and methodically about problems and bring a business perspective to the role to be effective and recommend pragmatic solutions.
Always stay curious and accept opportunities for professional development.
A passion for the gaming industry a plus.
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
About Activision Blizzard Media
Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®.
The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences. We have built a new team to introduce innovative, impactful, and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly-engaged players. We are looking for new talents to help take our emergent media offering to the next level.
We need all sorts of heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people.
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Come join our world and work alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the business.
All applications should be made in English.
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