Senior Financial Analyst

Created: 14-01-2020

Deadline: 29-02-2020

Category: Finance

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Financial Analyst are to provide decision support to the Region Leadership Team. Responsibilities include leading the development and implementation of the annual budget, quarterly and monthly forecasts and the strategic plan; providing analysis and reporting of monthly financial metrics and operating results, including highlighting risks and opportunities; working closely with the leadership team to determine and influence the implementation of optimal solutions and implementing long range plans; and helping the organization understand the relevance and importance of key financial indicators

Essential Functions:

⦁ Support the monthly reporting and analysis, the annual Budget and the strategic plan processes. Provide variance analysis and determine cause of change.
⦁ Track and analyze results, monitor variances, identify trends, and recommend actions to management;
⦁ Drive enhancements in financial reporting and analysis as well as requisite system requirements
⦁ Provide ad hoc analytical support and perform special projects as needed.
⦁ Work closely with functional teams across all channels, including Retail, Wholesale, and eCommerce to develop and update financial models to identify trends, improve forecast accuracy and escalate potential issues as appropriate.
⦁ Lead deep dives on store performance characteristics using analytics to inform and influence the Sales and Merchandising teams around key drivers and the formulation of key store-level strategies to improve/track performance.
⦁ Develop scorecards and other analyses/financial models (reviewing and measuring accuracy of daily spreads, store sales forecast, etc.) as appropriate.
⦁ Develop relationships and influence decisions of key stakeholders
⦁ Influence all levels of management, including top executives, by preparing and delivering presentations that provide strategic insights, direction and alternative solutions, following through to problem resolution.

Qualifications:

⦁ 5-8 years of solid experience working within financial analysis, excel model building
⦁ Experience supporting executive management
⦁ Experience from retail, fashion or FMCG industry preferred
⦁ Experience from global organization 

Personal Competencies 

⦁ Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way.
⦁ Comfortable challenging the status quo and challenging senior leaders to improve results.
⦁ Ability to partner across functions and drive process improvements and business results.
⦁ Ability to interpret financial statements, analyze results, identify key issues, and provide recommendations.
⦁ Understanding of financial statements, ROI, IRR calculations and retail metrics 
⦁ Ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced environment
⦁ Retail experience strongly desired
⦁ Knowledge and experience in financial concepts, budgeting, and forecasting.
⦁ Strong financial modeling skills.
⦁ Team player with strong interpersonal skills


Travel Required: Some travel required to attend quarterly regional meetings and occasional sales and finance conferences

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