Manager, Finance

Finance | Seattle, WA

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Big Fish Games is currently looking for an experienced finance leader to join our growing Finance team as a Finance Manager, based out of either our Corporate office in Seattle, WA or our office in Oakland, CA.

Your Mission:
The Finance Manager position is a critical and highly visible role at Big Fish Games.  Reporting to the Vice President, Finance you will work to forecast, analyze, report, and support the performance of the business, acting as a business partner to the General Managers of two of our games studios, whilst also maintaining responsibility for numerous corporate functions. Specifically, you must demonstrate a strong aptitude for financial modelling, problem solving, prioritizing and attention to detail.  You must thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and be adept at driving meaningful results through excellent individual effort, effective communication and collaboration.


Duties include:

  • Lead the recurring forecasting and periodic reforecasting process for the games studios and corporate functions / cost centers you support. This includes potentially building new forecast models or improving existing models
  • Support the VP of Finance in leading the annual financial plan / budget and longer term (3-5 year) strategic plan
  • Lead the preparation of analyses and the preparation of presentations for Executive and Board level audiences that effectively communicate financial performance, business opportunities & risks and provide critical insights into medium to longer term strategic decisions
  • Lead accurate, timely and insightful weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly financial, metrics and KPIs reporting to business leaders and senior management, working closely with Business Intelligence and Marketing
  • Forge meaningful relationships with studio general managers and cross-functional business leaders. Become a trusted advisor, highlighting risks, building simulations and sensitivity analyses and suggesting solutions to problems as they arise
  • Provide ad-hoc financial analysis and decision support for studio general managers and leaders of corporate functions, providing insight into capital or other strategic spend and operational optimization decisions
  • Run simulation and sensitivity analysis on various "what-if" scenarios using insight and critical thinking to evaluate and make recommendations about critical business decisions
  • Directly supervise, mentor, train and develop a Senior Finance Analyst
  • This position may require occasional travel (25% of the time) to our offices in Oakland, CA around peak periods of interaction with the Leadership Team from our Studio in Oakland


Your Clan:

  • Vice President, Finance [Daily collaboration and reporting]
  • Senior Finance Analyst [Daily collaboration and supervision]
  • Studio General Managers [Collaboration; frequent]
  • Business leaders – Corporate Functions [Collaboration; frequent]
  • Senior Finance Manager [Collaboration; frequent]

Your Platform:

  • This role will be based out of either our Corporate Office in Seattle, WA or our office in Oakland, CA 

Your Player Profile:

  • Results-driven, possess a strong drive to meet and exceed goals and are willing to take ownership of problems and make sound decisions
  • 4+ years of finance, investment banking or consulting experience. FP&A experience in a global company a plus
  • University Degree qualified
  • Experience in mobile games (or similar) industry is desirable but not required. Genuine interest, enthusiasm and passion for mobile games is highly desirable
  • Excellent customer focus and ability to partner with internal customers; the role will have high visibility to senior management and significant cross-functional interaction with studio general managers and other business leaders
  • Genuine interest in helping a business achieve ever greater growth and profitability and maximize new business opportunities and market trends
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment; ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial statement analysis, income statement, balance sheet and cash flow
  • Desire to consistently exceed expectations and take on more responsibility and in return be provided opportunities to grow and develop
  • Advanced Excel modeling experience and proficiency, combined with the ability to work with complex data and interpret complex documents
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (both oral and written) and influencing skills to manage business partners as well develop relationships to enhance the role's effectiveness


Our World:
Since its founding in 2002, Big Fish has been one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of social casino and casual games, with titles which continuously land us at the top of the app store charts. Today, we’re exploring new and exciting forms of gameplay, and producing more fun than ever! Big Fish is home to a number of individual studios, each with its own unique style of game-play. Together, we’re united under a common goal: to produce and develop the very best in mobile gaming, and bring fun and entertainment to our millions of customers across the globe!