Manager- Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

Jul 07, 2022
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Manager- Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

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Job Description:

The Manager position on the Corporate FP&A team is a critical and highly visible role within the team that performs integrated companywide analysis and consolidation to support the Activision Blizzard executive leadership team, provides key inputs to external financial reporting and investor relations processes, and manages companywide planning and forecasting processes.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Planning, this role will work to analyze, report and support the performance of the Company and specifically demonstrate a strong aptitude relative to be able to interpret, analyze, and communicate varied and complex business issues. Problem solving, prioritizing, timely responses and attention to detail must be second nature.

The core functions of the role will include supporting the Quarter Close, Quarterly Forecast, Weekly Pacing, and Annual Operating Plan, including independent analysis as well as consolidation of business unit inputs.  Key outputs include preparation and analysis of reporting packages, coordinating data-gathering across the organization, and assessing risk and opportunity ranges for initiatives and trends.  The role will also assist in streamlining and standardizing processes and companywide FP&A processes.

1. Quarterly Forecast (50%) and intra-quarter trending

  • Support the coordination of forecast inputs from all functions and business units, including process management via ERP and spreadsheet-based data gathering and alignment of key assumptions and drivers

  • Preparation of various analyses that drive business insight and frame financial risks and opportunities

  • Variance analysis

2. Annual Operating Plan (25%) 

  • Work with parties across the business and the regions to plan for performance and expenditures in the year ahead, across the entire P&L

  • Create and present executive review materials that consolidate and communicate financial strategy

3. Process improvement (15%)

  • Drive standardization and effective evolution of the company’s Hyperion-based financial planning system to drive efficiencies and meet business needs

  • Create, evolve, and standardize company reporting to align cross-business unit communication

  • Help automate standard processes to reduce reporting burden and increase sophistication and capacity for analysis

4. Financial models / ad hoc analysis for key operating decisions (10%)


Principal Working Relationships:

  • Sr. Director, Corporate Planning

  • VP, Corporate Planning

  • SVP, Corporate Planning


  • Education: Bachelor's degree (Post MBA candidates are encouraged to apply)

  • Prior Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Investment Banking, Management Consulting, public company FP&A, or similar role

  • General Financial Skills:

    • Exceptional quantitative and financial modeling.

    • Ability to thrive and multitask in a rapidly evolving environment

    • Self-starter - candidate needs to be self-directed and proactive starting day 1 on the job. 

    • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills.

    • Top-notch organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

    • Hyperion/Essbase experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of and passion for gaming, media, and technology and willingness and ability to get up to speed on business and strategic issues

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