Electronic Arts, Inc Senior Financial Analyst - Technical Operations in Austin, Texas

We Are EA

And we make games - How cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That's why we employ the most creative and passionate people in the industry.

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Yup - It's the coolest job on the planet!

The Challenge Ahead:

Distill complexity and provide transparency related to cost allocations, metrics, budgets and infrastructure supply vs. demand. You will utilize your outstanding organizational, communications, analytical and problem solving skills in delivering results through collaboration with our teams in Technology Infrastructure, Game Studio Finance, Procurement, Global Sourcing, and Accounting. This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Finance in the Technical Operations group based in Austin, TX.

What this Senior Financial Analyst will do at EA:

This role will oversee Opex budgeting and spending for EA’s rapidly growing online infrastructure team (Tech Ops), which is a central area in achieving our company’s digital strategy. You will be managing costs across data center management, content delivery networks, 3rdparty hosting, and related areas.

This role will have a foundation in traditional FP&A responsibilities including:

  • Business Partnering – be the finance liaison to facilitate business owners’ success

  • Financial Reporting – lead financial reviews, conduct variance analysis

  • Monthly and Quarterly Close – prepare accrual and reclass entries to reflect accurate accounting

  • Financial Modeling – analyze financial data to identify trends, savings opportunities, and ROI

You will need to be able to manage large data sets and use creative technical solutions in driving complex report development and reverse engineering of existing tools and reports.

EA’s next great Senior Financial Analyst also needs to have:

Educational

  • Bachelor’s degree with a preference for Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or Business Administration

  • Extra considerations for Master level degrees

  • 2+ years’ experience in business analytics, finance, or demand/capacity management, preferably supporting a technology organization

Technical

  • Expert Excel knowledge and experience

  • Data Modeling and analytics (logical, conceptual, and physical levels)

  • Business Intelligence and visualization tools i.e. Power BI, Tableau, etc.

  • One or more of the following:

  • VBA experience

  • Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL) and related tools (e.g. SQL Server Integration Services SSIS)

  • Data Analytics Stack (e.g. SQL Server Analysis Services – SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, non-Microsoft comparable tools)

  • Structured Query Language (SQL)

  • Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and report cubes

Communication and Critical Thinking

  • Strong overall communications, presentation, facilitation and diplomacy skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment

  • Business acumen with understanding of functional linkages and ability to build strong professional relationships with business partners in both operational and financial roles

  • Problem solving skills, ability to prioritize and work independently

  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to balance multiple demands and work both independently and as part of a team

  • Professionalism in dealing with all levels of management, staff and vendors

  • Comfortable with ambiguous problems and independently developing solutions

  • Strong organizational skills

What's in it for YOU? Glad you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.