Accountant

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Business Operations
Region:
UK
Area:
South East UK
City:
Guildford, Surrey
Posted:
09-Sep-16
Company:
EA UK
Job Ref:
98942

We are EA
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, passionate people in the industry.

The Challenge Ahead:

Finance plays a pivotal role in monitoring the company’s financial performance and ensuring all systems are in place to track current activity and forecast forward. As key member of the Financial Controlling team, you will assist the GL Manager in maintaining the Swiss Co GL (General Ledger) ensuring that transactions are recorded in a timely & accurate manner in accordance with US GAAP, monthly reporting, and all relevant support for audits and tax compliance.

The function includes significant liaison with the EA Geneva, EA Corporate departments, and other GL Managers throughout Europe, allowing widespread exposure to both territory and European-wide finance issues.

What an Accountant does at EA:

-Manage monthly close process for EA Swiss Sarl (including, but not limited to, Fixed Assets, subledger close, SG&A accruals, PO review, B/S reconciliations, HFM reconciliations and related supplementary data forms)
-Recording of GL entries to EA Swiss Sarl
-Reconciliation of all key balance sheet accounts in Swiss Co and on a monthly basis and follow up on any reconciling items on a timely basis
-Ensure that ICO is agreed with all Worldwide entities by transaction on a monthly basis
-Preparation of post-close reporting package to European Consolidation Manager to ensure that all movements are explained
-Ensure continual compliance with current and new Sarbanes Oxley legislation
-Provide all required support in preparation of statutory tax returns, transfer pricing, cost share recharges, VAT and assistance with all tax audits for Swiss Co
-Preparation and analysis of the SG&A costs by department against forecast and ensuring that the business understands the variances for Swiss Co
-Preparation of audit schedules and requirements for External auditors for the GL’s, as well as acting as primary lead with the local audit team
-Involvement with AP and AR departments in ensuring appropriate reconciliations and sub-ledger close accuracy
-Assist in the implementation and monitoring of any Global Audit requirements relevant to the functional or geographic areas of responsibility
-Implement projects that drive improvements in Compliance or Close processes

The next great EA Accountant also needs:

-Fluency in English is essential, French or any other European language is a plus
-Degree in finance, accounting or similar degree. Professional finance qualification beneficial.
-ERP experience – specifically Oracle and HFM an advantage
-Experience of working with cross-functional and multi-national teams
-Experience of Sarbanes Oxley preferred
-Knowledge US GAAP and Swiss GAAP preferred
-Proactive and confident in identifying problems and solutions; tenacity and attention to detail valuable attributes
-Ability to manage change positively – comfortable with multiple daily responsibilities and with managing change where required
-Team player, and capable of representing regional GL finance team across EA and externally

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

-Competitive salary plus annual bonus scheme
-Central location in Guildford (5 minutes from main train station)
-Private medical insurance & dental care
-Pension scheme
-Life insurance
-Stock plans
-Free onsite gym
-Employee discounts
-Rail season ticket loan
-Annual game points and digital download allowance
-Brand new onsite café
-25 days holiday (including 3 days company shutdown days between Christmas & New Year)
-Two annual staff parties (Summer & Christmas)
-Casual dress code
-Games Area

Contact Details:
EA UK
Tel: 01483 463415
Contact: The Recruitment Team
Email:

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