Activision Publishing, Inc.
The Production Services Associate Specialist is primarily responsible for providing financial tracking & planning support to the Call of Duty and Destiny business teams. The business teams are comprised of functional roles across product marketing, consumer marketing, public relations, digital marketing, consumer insights, studio/production, media and finance, among others. The responsibilities for this role primarily include (but are not limited to): tracking and managing the marketing & production spends, managing expense payments, forecasting, liaising with the various marketing teams to provide real-time views of financial outlook, support analysis for bi-quarterly forecasting and planning, quarterly close, and annual operating plan creation and budgeting.
Interact with functional teams to understand and track their spending.
Analyze current/future spending -- comparing to forecast and prior year spending.
Identifying financial risks/opportunities and relaying that information to the functional teams so adjustments can be made.
Work with the Finance team to inform the larger financial picture for product P&Ls.
Assist with annual operating plans – providing insights to historical cost drivers and expenditures.
Develop payment, accrual, and forecasting reports during quarter close to identify and explain variances to previous forecasts.
Prepare and process Journal Entries and Accruals to ensure quarterly expenses are accurately captured during quarter close.
Processing of purchase order requests (PORs) & Contract Request Forms (CRFs).
Support in the technical and logistical support for global trade shows, conferences, demos as well as eSports, PR, and review events.
Support in miscellaneous tasks related to process improvement.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
1 years of relevant experience desired.
Bachelor of Science or Arts in finance or related field preferred.
Prior work experience in corporate finance or in related role preferred. Prior work experience in entertainment a plus.
Strong project and time management skills required. Should be comfortable working on several projects simultaneously and have the flexibility to prioritize based on the needs of the business
Knowledge with Excel required. Experience with Oracle and Hyperion a plus, but not required.
Organized, proactive, and accountable.
Willingness to travel and/or coordinate representation.
Gaming enthusiast and/or gamer is a plus.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Website : http://www.activision.com
Mr. Kotick has been a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Activision, Inc. since February 1991 until July 2008, when he became Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard in connection with the combination of Activision and Vivendi Games. By merging Activision, Inc.'s top selling portfolio of console and handheld games with Blizzard Entertainment's leading PC and online subscription franchises, Activision Blizzard is the largest, most profitable pure-play interactive entertainment software publisher in the world with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.