We are looking for a driven and analytical Business Controller with a business oriented mindset.
You will work closely and support our business units and game development projects on financial issues within Avalanche Studios. You will be responsible for providing key financial analyses, budgeting and forecasting to enable informed business decisions. You will be part of a Finance team of six employees and report directly to the CFO. For this role you need to be able to work full-time in our Stockholm office.
Avalanche Studios offers an exciting international work environment and our company goal is simple: to develop and publish the best open world games in the industry. To achieve this monumental mission, we believe in hiring the best and providing a diverse and supportive environment where great talent can flourish.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion, courage and craftsmanship.
Our state of the art studio is located in the beautiful area of Södermalm, in the center of Stockholm and the Game industry Hub. Our studio is a beautiful place inspired by our catalog of games. We hope you’ll come to think of this place as your home turf and creative business foundation. With our creative independence, a decade and a half of experience and strong portfolio of games, Avalanche Studios will fill a unique position in the city.
Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise (published by Square Enix) and the developer of Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive) and Rage 2 (published by Bethesda Softworks). As a publisher, Avalanche Studios has released theHunter: Call of the Wild, Generation Zero and the free-to-play service theHunter Classic which has reached more than 8 million players across 190 countries. Avalanche Studios was founded in 2003 and is based in Stockholm, New York City and Malmö. The studio develops games using its proprietary Apex technology, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay.
As Business Controller you will:
– work with profitability analysis of business units and development projects
– have responsibility for financial planning, monthly follow-up and reporting
– proactively support business units, development projects and other stakeholders in how to interpret results, achieve accurate budgets and forecasting and challenge actions and areas in needed to reach financial targets
– monitor and develop KPIs and provide insight and direction to drive profitability and productivity
– develop and use data driven reports from analysis- and database system tool (Exopen)
– when necessary, support financial controllers in closing, group reporting and audit processes
– support reporting to Egmont/Nordisk Film (Avalanche Studio’s owners)
– optimize cash flows and payment processes and actively take part in improving company’s other financial processes
– do ad hoc analysis, business cases and evaluating new business opportunities and partnerships
WHO ARE YOU?
We expect you to have a Bachelor’s degree in finance and a minimum of 3 years of experience of business controlling. You have business system skills (for financials and business calculations-and data analyses), specifically in Microsoft Excel. Experienced in drafting and presenting reports in Microsoft Power point and fluency in English is required (English is Avalanche Studios group language).
To excel in this position we expect you to be analytical and that you would enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment. You have the ability to deliver accurately and timely. You have a strong drive and passion for what you do, take initiatives to make improvements and find new ways of working. We believe it is an advantage to have experience from and/or a genuine interest in the gaming industry. Your business mindset and your profound interest in the reality and the business behind the figures will be highly valued when working with financial analyses for our business units and game development projects, KPIs, monthly reporting, budgets and forecast. You need a solution oriented, prestige-less and dedicated mindset. Great if you value responsibility, good team work and straightforward communication too.
We believe you are driven by being involved in the company’s continued development in an exciting industry as well as working close to CFO and management.
In this recruitment process Avalanche Studios is cooperating with Invici. For questions about this role, please contact the responsible recruitment consultant, Nadja Linder, telephone number 0707-96 95 97. Apply as soon as possible as the interviews are ongoing. Welcome to send your application, which we would like to be written in English. Please follow the link provided. We will only consider applications that consist of both a cover letter and a CV. In your cover letter you should include why you want to work at Avalanche Studios. As part of Invici’s recruitment process, the final candidate will be subject to a background screening.
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