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Strategic Finance Manager, Mobile Games

PlayStation, San Mateo, CA

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Strategic Finance Manager, Mobile Games

San Mateo, CA (or remote, preferably based on the west coast) 

PlayStation Studios is hiring, and we're looking to add a Finance Manager to our team! This is an exciting opportunity to support the expansion into our mobile platform. We are looking for a candidate who can bring knowledge of and experience into our business, and its value drivers into the role, gained either in mobile development or publishing companies. You will provide strategic finance support to any projects resulting from execution of PlayStation Studios strategy (e.g. M&A projects, strategic partnerships, etc.). Given the dynamic nature of the role responsibilities described below, additional duties may be assigned. The Finance Manager will report to Strategic Finance Director of PlayStation Studios and be preferably based in California.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as finance partner to PlayStation Mobile organization, supporting day-to-day projects and tasks
  • Perform financial and commercial analysis, forming recommendations for mobile business development projects (e.g. new external projects, strategic partnerships and M&A deals)
  • Drive strategic analysis for mobile projects, translating business model strategy into financial outcomes
  • Support Production and Product Management teams in the design and execution of user acquisition, retention, and monetization strategies for the mobile games
  • Data-driven financial modeling of key strategic initiatives within mobile portfolio to provide insight on impact on players acquisition, engagement, and monetization
  • Perform complex data analysis, translating them into insights and findings as well as storytelling-style presentations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Be an expert resource on mobile industry business practices, including business models/performance and product pipelines
  • Perform industry research and benchmarking analysis of the mobile gaming industry
  • Create financial transparency on PlayStation Mobile profit and loss
  • Own financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activities including annual budget, quarterly forecasting, as well as annual budget cycle as well as mid-range planning (MRP) on one or more titles in mobile portfolio
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis where required

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in business, strategy, finance, economics or related field; MBA and/or CFA designation preferred
  • 7+ years of strategic finance (valuations, modeling, market analysis, contracting) or business development experience
  • Experience in mobile gaming industry in development and/or publishing is a must
  • Self-starter, showing initiative and ability to work independently
  • Passion and energy for working in gaming industry
  • Ability and willingness to do detailed work and sophisticated financial analysis
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; ability to translate analysis into insights and findings and storytelling-style presentations
  • Strong data analysis and financial modeling skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic and confidentiality a must
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, working through uncertainty under various time constraints

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