Senior Accountant, Controllership, Europe

Electronic Arts

Requisition Number:184521

Can this position be remote?: No

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

Location: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

Contract: Permanent

Remote work Option: Up to 3 days/week

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA). Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Electronic Arts is a global leader in interactive digital entertainment. We produce games, content, and online services for connected consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets. Our famous franchises include EA SPORTS FC™, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™, Plants vs. Zombies™, and EA SPORTS F1®.


The position reports to the Finance Manager.

As a senior accountant, you will manage accounting and reporting for two of our European subsidiaries. You will ensure that financial statements you are responsible for comply with local accounting standards and US GAAP.

Main Responsibilities:

Accounting and Financial Management

  • Supervision and coordination of accounting activities for two European subsidiaries in compliance with closing schedules; production of accounting entries for monthly and annual closings.
  • Responsible for compliance with local and international standards (US GAAP).
  • Preparation of closing reports and continuous process improvement in collaboration with global finance teams and cross-functional teams (Account payable and Account Receivables, tax, treasury, and shared service center accounting teams).
  • Support business teams in managing and controlling their activities.

Internal Control

  • Implement and maintain an effective internal control system.
  • responsible for accounts reconciliation, including identification, and resolution of discrepancies related to these reconciliations.
  • Collaboration with internal and external auditors. 

Process Improvement

  • Participate in Finance transformation team into an agile and efficient organization through projects or developing areas of expertise.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of financial and accounting processes.
  • Participate in international cross-functional projects.

Required Skills:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA-qualified or equivalent financial accounting studies
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in accounting, preferably in an international group
  • Fluent in English is mandatory; German is a plus.
  • Knowledge of governance and internal control.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel required, including data mining tools and PivotTables
  • Experience in taxation is a plus (transfer pricing, corporate tax).
  • Experience in managing offshore teams is a plus.

Expected Qualities:

  • Autonomy
  • Rigor and precision
  • Analytical and synthesis skills
  • Ability to work in a team in an international environment and communicate effectively
  • Adaptability and flexibility

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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