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Finance Director

Activision Publishing, Inc. - Sydney, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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 www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB .

Your Mission

Activision Blizzard has an immediate opening for a Finance Director to lead our Finance organization for the Asia Pacific region. This person will oversee core financial operations (close, forecast, etc.) in Asia Pacific and act as a trusted business partner to the Managing Director of the region. Additionally, this person will leverage financial and strategic analysis to identify and drive key growth opportunities in the region.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Drive growth within APAC across existing lines of business in partnership with the Managing Director and his leadership team
  • Lead the APAC finance organization and continue to develop talent within the organization (includes management of teams in Korea, Japan, and Australia)
  • Act as trusted business partner to the Asia Pacific leadership team, including the Managing Director of APAC as well as each respective sub-region Managing Director
  • Lead strategic and financial assessments of commercial initiatives, including identifying new potential growth opportunities across the region
  • Lead the annual operating plan process for APAC, including interfacing with HQ finance teams, partnership with APAC leadership to outline the plan, and supporting alignment on the APAC strategy with central HQ leadership
  • Partner with analytics and Finance to deliver insights and support business decision-making related to the regions’ near- and long-term goals
  • Drive profitability and manage the full P&L for the APAC region, including ROI analysis, driving operational efficiency, resource benchmarking, and budget setting
  • Partner with analytic and commercial teams to establish reporting capabilities across the Activision Blizzard portfolio of titles
  • Lead various FP&A activities for APAC, including pacing, monthly financial and operational reports, quarter close, quarterly forecasting, annual operating planning process, headcount tracking, etc
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses, and capital expenditures and analyze causes of unexpected variance

Player Profile

  • Demonstrated passion for games and entertainment
  • 10+ years’ experience including consulting, banking, private equity, product management, or finance and strategy roles within games, technology, media or entertainment
  • Experience managing broad teams of diverse backgrounds as well as geographically dispersed teams
  • Collaborative problem solver who thrives in a high performing team
  • Team player and influencer who is excited to pitch in and help
  • Ability to lead and deliver on strategic ad hoc analyses
  • Analytical bias and ability to break complicated problems down into bite-size pieces and translate to bottom-line operating income impact
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interface with a diverse set of stakeholders all over the world (including business/commercial operations, finance, analytics, and development & technology leaders)
  • Structured and organized thinker; ability to visualize analysis in a clear and consumable fashion for executive management
  • Top academic performance in an analytical discipline; MBA a plus
  • Integrity, excellent judgment, and discretion
  • Experience in mobile video games, gaming, software, technology, or entertainment industries, and/or ecommerce
  • Experience building and providing input to detailed platform product roadmaps, including prioritizing major features
  • Experience with Hyperion and Essbase

Our 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.

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.

Ready to play?

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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Our Company

Great Games Start with Great People!
Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. Our biggest priority? It’s the people.

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. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to accommodationrequests@activisionblizzard.com . General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.