Electronic Arts, Inc Financial Planning and Analysis Intern in Redwood City, California
At EA, we thrive on outrageous thinking. It’s the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We’re innovators and great storytellers. But it’s not just about amazing your peers – it’s about amazing yourself. Take risks. Collaborate with brilliant minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day.
Finance Intern, Corporate FP&A(Based in Redwood City, CA)
We’re EA—one of the world’s largest video game publishers. You’re probably familiar with many of our titles—Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Dead Space, Battlefield and Star Wars, to name a few. But maybe you don’t know how we’re committed to creating games and services for every platform—from mobile to console—to give our consumers that anytime, anywhere access they demand. What does that mean for you? It means more opportunities to unleash your creative genius, be inspired by those around you and ignite your path in any direction you choose.
EA was founded by individuals with a deep passion for making games. Many things have changed over the years as the gaming industry—and the company—has expanded immensely, but we are still driven by the same passion for developing, publishing, and distributing the world’s best games. Our history has been one of great success, and our future looks even brighter. Gaming has come a long way from Pac-Man & Space Invaders and fueled by our talented staff at locations across the Globe, we are united in our passion to continue shaping the future of interactive entertainment. Together we can make a difference.
Role OverviewI. Basic FunctionFinance plays a pivotal role managing the company’s financial performance and shaping its strategic priorities. The Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team is responsible for overseeing the Corporate Functions budgets (Finance, Legal, HR, Facilities, Digital Platform & IT); facilitating the coordination, consolidation, reporting and analysis of EA’s overall forecast process; and Board of Director reporting, long-range planning and strategy.
The Corporate FP&A internship is a 12-week program that provides exposure across these various activities. In addition, the Corporate FP&A internship is part of EA’s broader summer intern program, which includes orientation and various social and professional events. The program will culminate with a final presentation delivered to team leaders based on your experience.
II. Responsibilities & Duties
Corporate Functions Finance Partnership
Support EA’s on-going close and forecast activities.Partner with Corporate FP&A team members and business partners to assist in the production of forecast submissions for the Corporate Function groups.Help investigate variances between forecast and results.
Assist in ad hoc reporting and analysis to help drive informed business decisions.
Total Company Reporting & Analysis
Assist in the preparation of EA’s Total Company management reporting related to the close and forecast process.
Help manage EA’s recurring financial outlook updates, summarizing key risks & opportunities to our financial forecasts.
Support EA’s balance sheet and cash flow forecast process.
Strategy & BOD / Earnings Support
Support EA’s Q1 Earnings, which includes communicating financial results, expectations and strategy to the external community and Board of Directors.
Assist ad-hoc projects by contributing to financial and strategic analysis.
III. Technical Skills and Requirements
Working toward a bachelor’s degree at a top institution - concentration in finance recommended
Excellent Excel modeling (pivot tables, macros) and PowerPoint skills
Knowledge of critical accounting policies
Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and deal with ambiguity
Ability to operate independently, anticipate requirements and monitor workload
Strong work ethic, motivation, and drive
Polished professionals, with excellent oral / written communication and interpersonal skills
Passion for gaming and knowledge of the gaming industry a plus
It’s not easy building the world’s best digital playground. It’s hair-standing-on-end exhilarating. It’s down-in-the-trenches challenging. It’s stroke-of-brilliance-at-midnight creative. It’s you—taking risks, challenging yourself, pursuing ideas, changing the way millions of people do something they love: play. In an industry that’s changing every day, EA is positioned for growth thanks to smart business plans, strategic acquisitions, and most importantly, our creative people around the world who gather each day to unite the world through play. We take that last part very seriously, so if what you’re reading excites you as much as it does us, apply today.
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