Director/VP, Finance - IGN

Finance Los Angeles, California


Description

Position at IGN

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

DIRECTOR/VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE, IGN

Los Angeles, CA or Remote

 

Ziff Davis, LLC, is seeking a Director, Finance, for IGN within its Gaming industry vertical, which includes both Humble Bundle and IGN Entertainment. This position will plan, direct and coordinate all FP&A operational functions and ensure the quality of forecasts and earnings for IGN in partnership with the business leads, accounting team and Gaming Controller.

About IGN Entertainment. Sharp opinions and ground-breaking content for games and entertainment for more than 238 million fans across 27 platforms and 112 countries.

About Humble Bundle. Humble sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content. Our mission is to support charity while providing awesome content to customers at great prices. We launched in 2010 with a single two-week Humble Indie Bundle, but we have humbly grown into a store full of games and bundles, a subscription service with over 400,000 subscribers, a game publisher, and more. In 2020, we raised 28.8 million for charity and since inception, Humble has raised over $191 million for charity continuing on its mission to be a force for good.

 

Responsibilities

        Be a representative / voice of finance to key executives

        Analyze the trends of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), especially relating to financial metrics such as GMV, revenue streams, expenditures, and profit margin.

        Monitor KPIs and identify the cause of any unexpected variances

        Develop and continually improve budgeting, weekly financial projections, and operating forecast

        Ad-hoc business performance reporting

        Present the monthly and quarterly financial reports of various units and departments

        Implement a business intelligence tool and dashboard reports

        Develop financial models for new titles and analyze them to support strategic initiatives

        Support management team and the Heads of Department with data-driven analysis

 

Qualifications:

        Bachelor's Degree in Finance or the Sciences.

        Graduated from a competitive two-year Investment Banking Analyst or equivalent financial analyst training program preferred.

        Ten (10) plus years of experience in finance and strategic analysis.

        Entrepreneurial drive, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

        Strong leadership and mentorship skills.

        Highly proficient in financial analysis, modelling and able to use most financial systems including NetSuite, Adaptive, Oracle PBCS.

        Able to flex and reprioritize deliverables in a fast-paced and flexible work environment

 

The successful candidate will:

        Be proactive, inquisitive and curious about how the business works, and never afraid to ask questions. Be willing to challenge pre-existing assumptions for the best approach to a given task.

        Be an open, proactive and positive communicator and have experience presenting to C-level or equivalent leadership.

        Be open to a range of tasks and responsibilities never limited to a job description.

        Be comfortable with change and adapting to new responsibilities in a fast-paced and ever changing job environment. Be able to pivot and reprioritize workload to best support shifting priorities.

        Be comfortable working late, nights and weekends when required with business partners worldwide and be able to manage one’s time. Some travel required.

        Become a trusted partner to the General Managers, finance reps and business leaders to ensure that forecasts, pacing’s, and analyses most accurately reflect the business.

        Have an active interest in the industry, competition, and market.

        Collaborate with teammates to enable The Company to continue being a force for good in the video game industry.

 

 

**We are an Equal Opportunity Employer**

This is a remote/office based position which may be performed anywhere in the United States except for within the state of Colorado.

Please include a cover letter as part of your application. 

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