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GL Accountant (10months)

Finance - EU
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Job Title:            General Ledger Accountant

Reporting To:    Financial Accounting Manager 

Department:       Finance/Accounting

Contract Term:   Fixed-Term

Location:   Amstelveen, Netherlands


Your Mission

The GL Accountant will be supporting the financial accounting and transactional processing within the Activision Blizzard International (ABI) entity during the implementation of a major global project. The role is varied and can include; accounting for daily activities and performing monthly tasks for the financial close such as, preparing journal entries, reconciliations, analysing the P&L and participating in projects. ABI is a sub-principal of the US parent and is the European centre of supply chain operations, intercompany and third party global revenue flows. Given the breadth and variety of accounting flows handled in ABI, this position is an excellent opportunity for a qualified accountant to consolidate accounting knowledge with practical experience in a variety of core process flows as a basis for future career progression in financial accounting roles.     

This position interacts regularly with key finance, treasury and transactional services as well as colleagues in the other European territories and the Corporate HQ.

Treasury entity accounting and cash management activities

  • Daily monitoring to reconcile treasury bank account transactions, account for FX deals, cash-pool activities and report weekly accounting position.
  • Weekly reconciliation & alignment of intercompany cash-pool transactions and Treasury bank accounts.
  • Monthly and quarterly accounts closing: Dividend accruals, cash-pool activities, interest calculation, accounting for forwards and entry to AGIS.
  • Preparation of quarterly results deck and financial information for Corporate head office in line with US GAAP.  Presentation of Treasury entity results to senior management. 
  • Liaison with external and internal auditors, provide inputs & explanations to audit data requests.
  • Reporting of cash flow forecasts and actuals in Hyperion.
  • Operating all processes in SOX compliant manner and building efficient controls into project deliverables. Maintaining and updating the entity control documentation.
  • Reconciliation of daily bank statement in Oracle Cash Management system
  • Identification of missing bank statements and resolution of issues
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations, bank clearing account reconciliations and managing sweep transactions at month end.
  • Produces and analyses monthly results of key P&L accounts 

Prepaid and accruals – 

  • Prepare Journal entries for ABI prepayments and accruals
  • Prepare Journal schedules in Oracle where necessary

Balance sheet account reconciliations –

  • Prepares assigned account reconciliations and submits to Blackline in accordance with the month end close calendar. 
  • Ensure accounts are current and when required, follows up and resolves all aged items on account reconciliations.
  • Reporting, Projects, Teamwork & Other – 
  • Operate all processes in SOX compliant manner and builds efficient controls into project deliverables. Maintains and updates the entity control documentation.
  • Contributes to ABI Financial Accounting meetings
  • Walkthroughs and documentation of processes within the financial accounting team
  • Proactively identifies and delivers improvements to financial processes in own work area.
  • Participates in assigned projects.

Player Profile


Approximately 2+ years of experience in a financial accounting role, MBO/HBO degree in Financial Accounting. Part or newly qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or Dutch equivalent is a plus.


  • Has a sound knowledge of financial controls, preferably Sarbanes Oxley
  • Must be detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Able to work independently, takes initiative and works under own direction
  • Excellent customer service and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Ambitious and curious with a strong work ethic
  • Experienced user of Office suite including highly proficient at Excel capable of using formulae and pivot tables.  
  • Experienced operator of an ERP system.  Prior use of Oracle, OBIEE, Kyriba and Hyperion is a plus

Your Platform 

Located in Amstelveen's modern city center where living and working are combined harmoniously. “Stadshart Amstelveen”, a fashionable shopping area with a variety of shops and extensive choice of eateries, is within a few minutes' walking distance. The office houses a host of different divisions within Activision|Blizzard including; Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Tax & VAT. Amstelveen is easy accessible by car and public transport.  Our Amstelveen facility offers all employees free fruits and drinks and a games room.

Our World 

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world’s largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™, and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

We’re proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNE’s "100 Best Companies To Work For®” for four consecutive years and have earned a spot on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies,” and “Future 50” lists. Our 10,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. 

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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