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Analyst – Strategic Financial Planning

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Finance
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233159 Requisition #

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for developing/driving analysis and financial models to ensure consistency, accuracy, and relevance for company decisions ranging from operational in nature to M&A, and internal strategic initiatives across the organization (Merchandising, Finance, Planning, Marketing, Production, Operations, etc).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide ad hoc analysis by request to cross-functional partners leveraging complex financial models along with advanced analytical tools.
  • Provide support and ongoing ownership of the corporate long term operating model.  
  • Utilize appropriate methodologies and toolsets to drive and deliver decision support insights across the enterprise
  • Inform Team /  Communicate to Business Partners the analytical findings with proposed actions or next steps
  • Works to transform the company’s operational reporting system into Interactive Visual Dashboards through partnership with IT and business leads.
  • Data Sourcing ( Directly or Indirectly through partnership with IT or other business partners)  for all teams analytical projects
  • Assist in implementation and training of various tools from complex excel models to various business intelligence tools
  • Consistently research and recommend appropriate technology and techniques to support a world-class FP&A Team
  • Serve as Analytics resource for balance of organization
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Business, Statistics/Mathematics)
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred
  • 2+ years of relevant business experience with a focus on financial analysis
  • Proven Analytical and Critical thinking skills, sound number sense, driven curiosity
  • Strong understanding of company financial statements including income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow.
  • Knowledge of various valuation techniques including discount cash flow and comparative multiple analysis.
  • Sound Business Acumen ; proven understanding and or working knowledge of Retail Industry
  • Familiarity/Understanding of various statistical terminologies and methodologies (Monte Carlo analysis, multivariate statistical analysis, real options, etc.) is a plus
  • Ability to lead projects/initiatives from idea development to completion
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Familiarity/working knowledge of our current higher-level analytical software (Tableau, Qlikview, Cognos, SAS, HSF, R) a plus
  • Familiarity with various SEC filing to identify key company metrics and information
  • Solid verbal/written communication and persuasion skills ; ability to translate complicated analytical output into vivid decision-driving facts (tell the story)
  • Self-motivated and resourceful with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • Proven track record working cross-functionally with peers and mid to upper management levels
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team.


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