Business Operations and Analytics
Permanent | Full Time
Senior Commercial Finance Manager, Game Studio
Kingster's in Finance are a truly commercial bunch. We focus on using our unique view into the numbers to see trends and opportunities that are developing within King and devise innovative solutions to complex problems in forecasting, accounting, compliance, and project management.This critical role will draw on your extensive experience as a recognised and successful commercial finance manager to lead the strategic and operational aspect of the game studios at King. This role will partner closely with business leaders to understand revenue and marketing investment drivers and commercial challenges, translating them into insights to unlock commercial value for King. This is a really exciting opportunity within King, managing a team of senior analysts to drive the right Finance decisions across our game studios.
Your role within our Kingdom
Responsible for providing financial advice and insights to King Leadership Team on all commercial related matters including revenue, marketing investment and new business opportunities to improve business performance and support decision-making.
Establish credibility by being a trusted business partner, fostering a culture of integrity by designing commercial and impactful solutions and providing supportive challenge and valuable insight.
Ability to translate financial and non-financial revenue and marketing metrics into actionable operating plans to support key stakeholders in driving the business forward
Work closely with marketing finance to ensure consistency between long-term forecasts, annual planning and forecasting and weekly flash of revenue and marketing investmentDeliver operational excellence across core corporate strategy planning processes, driving a culture of ongoing continual improvement, recommend areas for improvement and lead the implementation of those improvements
Lead, develop and grow a team of skillful Finance professionals, ensuring they have the right balance of technical skills and commercial savvinessOwns SOX controls and takes an active role in continuous improvement of financial controls to assist requirements of growing business.
Stay on top of industry trends, competitors to find opportunities whilst mitigating risks
Skills to create thrills
You will have experience within a global mobile gaming company or a company with a similar business model.
Strong commercial acumen, as well as demonstrable experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non-financial business drivers across revenue and marketing investment
Strong business partnering experience, plus ability to deliver and handle change in a fast paced tech company would be beneficial.
Able to lead and inspire high performing teams, ensuring clear goals and objectives are set and organising work effectively to get the most out of the groupConfidence and gravitas in working with and challenging senior management
Collaborative in building robust relationships within the King communityStrong commercial acumen, as well as demonstrable experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non-financial business drivers
Experience in presenting commercial and financial metrics to non-finance teams and key stakeholdersComfortable working with big data sets and translating results into meaningful analysis and incorporating into forecasts
Advanced excel skill and experience and initiative in building robust financial modelsDeveloping professional Powerpoint decks/presentations and advanced graph building skills;
Provide routine and ad hoc analysis and reporting in a form that accurately and clearly articulates the key points and actionable insightsAble to maintain quality work and meet rigorous deadlines
Able to present complex issues in clear, simple language
Finance related degree or equivalent experienceHyperion systems experience or similar large enterprise software
Fluent influencing skills, both written and spoken English skills required
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