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Senior Manager, Accounting

Blizzard Entertainment

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 20, 2022.

Team Name:Job Title:Senior Manager, AccountingRequisition ID:R015210Job Description:Your Platform Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.Your MissionThe Senior Accounting Manager will be responsible for the general accounting of the development studios for both Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment business units. This high visibility position has oversight responsibility for all aspects of accounting for studio product development cost, including capitalization and amortization of cost. The ideal candidate will develop, document and enforce proper accounting methods, procedures, and policies. In addition, the ideal candidate will carry out consistent and efficient month-end and quarter-end close processes and reporting that ensures the timely processing of accurate results and present such results to senior management in a regular and concise manner.The ideal candidate will be helping with various projects and task and must have the competence to work cross-functionally with other areas of the business to coordinate and manage the timely completion of the assigned project-related tasks. It also requires being able to identify and resolve accounting issues and process inefficiencies. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:Responsible for all aspects of studio accountingParticipate in our global month-end close and consolidation process, including review of journal entries, account reconciliations and preparation and/or review of internal and external financial reporting deliverables.Ensure execution of appropriate accounting treatment on complex accounting issues in accordance with US GAAP.Understand business activities and objectives and make recommendations and changes to improve and support scalability in the team organization, business systems and processes.Able to navigate through complex process involving numerous stakeholders and time sensitive deadlinesWork effectively in a high growth environment – comfortable in both individual contributor roles and cross-functional team management roles, depending on what is required by the business at the time.Promote a culture of continuous improvement and operational innovation and regularly interact with business owners and senior level management on accounting matters.Develop and mentor accounting team to build their professional career and maximize potentialPartner with internal and external auditors to maintain a strong internal control environment and regularly monitor and assess risks associated with our current and new processes.Participate in ad hoc projects and initiativesOther duties may be assignedPlayer ProfileQualifications:B.A./B.S. in AccountingMinimum of 10 years experience in professional accountingMinimum of 5 years experience at a managerial levelExperience with ASC 985 and ASC 350-40 for software development costExperience with managing complex process and calculationsProven experience in optimizing accounting processesMust possess strong analytical skills with ability to problem solve.Ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to both accounting and non-accounting partnersAbility to work in a dynamic accounting department, successfully juggling daily responsibilities, projects and deliverablesMust possess strong work ethic and willing to work extra hours and weekends during quarter-end and year-end closes in order to meet deadlinesExtensive knowledge and use of Microsoft ExcelExperience with Oracle eBusiness Suite, OBIEE Answers and/or Hyperion Essbase is a plusOur World 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.Job SummaryJob number: R015210Date posted : 2022-06-01Profession: Finance / AccountingEmployment type: Regular