This position coordinates with external and internal business partners to provide timely and accurate data to allow management to manage their business at a micro and macro level. He or she supports reporting, forecasting, and operating budgets for both the corporate and field organization. Analysis and support required will span across the organization, including Operations, Merchandising, Planning and Finance. The areas of focus include but are not limited to: weekly and period reporting on key financial metrics or programs, expenses analysis, Annual Operating Plan process, monthly forecasting and close process, and other program effectiveness and business justification analyses as needed.
Update, prepare, and distribute weekly and period reporting: Weekly Field District & Store Dashboards New and existing program/test effectiveness weekly/period tracking Periodic expense summaries & reports Field contest reporting and tracking to help support sales-driver activities Weekly reporting of field payroll actuals vs. budget
Support the Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly Budgeting, and Weekly Forecast processes: Support the FP&A team in compiling and summarizing data to support the planning of sales and operating expenses Prepare and/or compile budgets for basic operational (i.e. store supplies) and corporate general & administrative expenses Support the maintenance and tracking of capital expenditure and operating expense budgets Update P/L, balance sheet, and cash flow models to reflect inputs from cross-functional business partners and projected assumptions. Update models periodically with actuals provided by Accounting Support the maintenance and update of quarterly budgets for the company and stores Support the weekly forecast updates and work with cross-functional team members to provide explanations for variances from prior expectations
Develop, maintain, and optimize regular reporting and solve for any ad-hoc requests: Continuously work on process and reporting improvements with the goal to automate and improve existing conditions Leverage multiple IT tools and data platforms to develop, maintain and optimize regular reporting and to solve for any ad-hoc requests Provide ad-hoc financial analysis as needed for various areas of the organization as requested. Among others those include Payroll, P&L, Comp Variance Reports, Shrink, Store Performance, etc.
Skills Required: Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data Problem Solving: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions Relationship Management: Ability to build relationships and work cross-functionally with other departments Planning & Priority Setting: Ability to meet deadlines/work with tight turnarounds Communication: Skilled at both written and verbal communication to deal effectively with a wide variety of people Understanding of financial statements Income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements Understanding of retail concepts and the drivers of expense/revenue Strong Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint skills SQL/Teradata experience, or willingness to learn
Education & Experience: BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related business field (advanced degree a plus) 3-5 years experience as an analyst or similar role Retail or other multi-unit business experience a plus