QualificationsProject managementTeam managementMicrosoft ExcelWindowsProfit & lossBachelor of ScienceBachelor’s degreeMaster’s degreeMaster of Business Administration
Are you excited about working on multiple products that entertain millions of people across the globe on any given day? Are you looking for a finance role that offers a good balance of business analytics, business partnership and financial controllership? The Gaming Finance team is responsible for a broad range of business support, including full P&L analysis and close responsibilities; long-range planning; target-setting; and other responsibilities. The team partners across the gaming ecosystem with marketing, the studios, and the sales teams.
The Xbox Game Studios Controller is a highly visible position and requires best of class financial project management skills, deep cross-group collaboration, exceptional business partnership, broad knowledge of gaming/entertainment industry economics, end to end P&L knowledge, and strong communication skills in support of critical path business management tools and process initiatives across Xbox Game Studios portfolio.
Drive month end close process, forecast, long range plan, and budget and deliver results to the gaming finance leadership team. Ensure P&L reporting by game title is accurate and timely for both actual and forecasted results
Manage a team of Finance Managers supporting a diverse group of game development studios
Monitor and respond to the ongoing business health of the Studios business by driving continued updates and improvements to revenue, COGS, opex, balance sheet and headcount reporting. Partner with GTA to align on staffing resources and headcount ramps.
Partner with Studios finance leads, MCB, CCSM, Royalty Accounting, Windows 10 Store finance teams, and Supply Chain Ops to drive processes to support Studios products, business processes, and financial reporting
Partner with internal MSFT finance teams to ensure proper accounting treatment for new and evolving business models
Demonstrated ability to work in an ambiguous and dynamic environment
Lead special projects and ad hoc requests as required
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 8+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience OR Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science or related field AND 6+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience OR equivalent experience
8-10 years of demonstrated financial analysis work experience, preferably in the entertainment industry (video games, movies, music, interactive entertainment)
Experience managing a team
Very strong spreadsheet competency with Excel required. Knowledge of MS Finance tools (e.g., MS Sales, Mercury, Alfred, Headtrax, Keystone, Nexus) is a significant asset
Very strong interpersonal skills (written and oral) and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of levels of personnel. Deep commitment to building strong partnerships is required
Strong project management skills with the ability to identify and implement process improvements. Ability to manage multiple projects and reprioritize as necessary to align with current business objectives
Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing tasks/priorities
BA/BS degree in Finance or Accounting. An MBA or CPA is highly valued
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