Real Estate Financial Analyst

Created: 22-07-2020

Deadline: 30-08-2020

Category: Finance

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

The Real Estate Financial Analyst will provide strategic advice and support the Director, Real Estate and Franchise to help drive and impact the performance. The ideal candidate is forward looking and creates value by improving the quality of decisions, which are made through insights and challenge. The Real Estate Financial Analyst has a strong role in driving best practice, creating a coordinated and aligned effort with Global partners (Finance and Real Estate) to improve network and OPEX ratios. The role plays a key part in the budget process and acts as a facilitating interface in enabling reliable forecasting and actionable insights through collaboration.

Essential Functions:

The role requires a combination of business acumen, understanding of real estate and franchisee business, analytics insights and leadership capabilities, as well as the ability to drive global initiatives with multiple stakeholders.

The performance analytical initiatives will improve FP&A and identification of opportunities, risks, and required interventions across clusters that enable top and bottom line growth.

The key desired outcomes over the next 12 months for the Real Estate Financial Analyst:

  • Developed global finance network excellence
  • Ensure consistency in performance reviews together with North America General Manager and Director, Real Estate and Franchise in the cluster
  • Implement analytical initiatives, increase capabilities, insights and decision making at Global CCO level
  • Improve forecast accuracy and reliability through collaboration with FP&A

Key accountabilities for the Real Estate Financial Analyst are outlined below:

Driving decisions

  • Working with the Finance team and Director, Real Estate and Franchise to analyze financial and operational KPIs/value drivers and variances and recommend corrective action.
  • Identify strategies to improve performance focusing on main priorities

Management Reporting

  • Overlay insight/options/commentary to cluster and global reporting for the SVP real Estate and Director in the cluster
  • Drives consistency in reporting and performance reviews together with cluster CFO and FP&A Director
  • Create urgent/ad hoc reports and analysis, within agreed parameters

Strategic Planning

  • Provide strategic input to the real estate process and target-setting, which is led and driven by Group Real Estate team and Cluster, priorities and validating targets with business stakeholders
  • Strategic and Financial Planning of Stores and Franchises

Something About You:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a finance or analyst role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business, Finance or related field
  • Experience from similar role(s) and responsibility in a global and international organization
  • Experience from retail, fashion or FMCG industry
  • High energy and willingness to drive a global agenda
  • Understand strategic development and business priorities
  • Stakeholder management, business partnering and influencing
  • Strong and effective communication – verbally and written
  • Proficiency in Qlik, EPM tools and Microsoft Office
  • Travel Required: 15 - 20 days a year

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