Senior Financial Analyst/Manager
Finance - Santa Monica, CA

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Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision Blizzard is a global interactive entertainment software leader and the world’s largest independent video game publisher.

The company’s product portfolio includes Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty®, and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure™ franchises and such established licensed properties as Spider-Man™, X-Men™, James Bond™, and Transformers™, as well as Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®, Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises.

Activision Blizzard is the umbrella organization over Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment and provides corporate shared services such as Legal, HR, Finance, IT, Accounting, Facilities and Sales, for both companies.

Job Title:
Sr. Financial Analyst, Customer

Reports To:
Manager, Customer Finance

Americas Finance

Basic Function:
Develop deeper analysis and accountability for VS&M trade budgets. Drive partners to focus on bottom line impact. Help grow team’s ability to understand and react to new business opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Execute forecast and planning model

Manage forecast and AOP timeline and reporting package

Drive all internal report updates– Adesso, forecast reporting packages, etc…

Create and compile top line reporting packages– translate product and account specific info to Business Unit summaries to share with business partners

Drive financial processes

Lead creation of quarter-end journal entries and analysis of significant variance vs. forecast.

Be the fiduciary conscience of the Retail Marketing (RM) team, driving sound decision making.

Evaluate Activision retail marketing programs

Conduct post mortem analysis on RM events to measure ROI on trade spending investments and share learning's with RM/CBT and internal Marketing teams to better plan for going forward programs

Ensure that data approach is in place so that all unique trade vehicles can be measured for success.

Work with RM management to allocate BU budgets to CBT / RM

Support Customer Business Teams (CBTs) and RM team with analysis on customer level spends for all programs

Manage reserved budget spending to ensure most effective ROI and OI for ATVI

Provide Marketing teams with frequent financial updates

Assist with customer profitability analysis

Support Finance Manager and Director in executing customer P&Ls

Drive business partners to focus on operating income vs. revenue by helping them understand the impact of their decisions

Support new business opportunities

Ensure support for emerging business models (e.g. digital) and alternative channels (Rental, Drug/Grocery)

Drive understanding of ATVI retail trends in these emerging businesses

Principal Working Relationships:
Close collaboration with retail marketing team, field sales team, business units (BUs) and finance organization.

Position Qualifications:
Educational Requirements:
BA required, MBA preferred

Special Knowledge, Skills: (Tools and Technology, Technical Skills)

Excellent proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Experience with Hyperion Planning / Essbase preferred

Prior Experience/Previous Positions related to current position:

Financial / accounting background

CPG / Retail experience preferred

Other Qualifications and/or Requirements:
Proven ability to analyze complex data and distill this information into meaningful reports and presentations.

Excellent planning, analytical, presentation and organizational skills.

Must have the ability to effectively manage several priorities and lead teams in a changing, dynamic environment.



Primary Location

United States-California-Santa Monica



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