Financial analyst Store Operations

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Job Title

Financial Analyst (Store Ops Finance)

Job Code

3971

Department # - Name

Store Operations

Location

0951

Position Reports to

Finance Manager (Store Ops Finance)

 

 

 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE:

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The Financial Analyst will manage core financial processes and lead critical financial analysis for the Store Operations corporate team that supports Ross and dd’s Discounts. The Financial Analyst will report to the Manager of Store Operations Finance. This position will manage financials for Store Operations, working to ensure fiscal responsibility and efficiency are maintained through our budgeting, planning, monthly close, and forecast processes. This position will be required to regularly partner and interact with the leadership teams for both Store Operations and Store Finance.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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  • Perform critical store capital/expense reporting, tracking and reconciliation on an ongoing basis and serve as the point person for store expense questions.
  • Partner closely with budget owners to understand and advise on timing of cash flows and to ensure project costs are reflected accurately in the forecast.
  • Reconcile and submit capital forecast changes monthly for both new store and existing store budgets.
  • Perform in-depth variance analysis in Excel and Access and to understand and explain significant differences in actuals vs. budget and prior forecast.
  • Prepare executive reports and presentations for review and submission.  Present variance explanations and financial risks in executive review meeting. Assist team with obtaining funding when budget overages or risk exist.
  • Prepare and validate accruals, analyze open commitments for accuracy, and process general ledger entries to re-class costs.
  • Review and submit the team’s capital CER’s (Capital Expenditure Requests), including asset write off analysis and ROI analysis as required.
  • Assist in the creation of the Store Operations annual budgets and 5-Year Plan by understanding the business drivers and using that information to categorize and build budget models that accurately predict costs and timing of spend. Identify budget risks and cost offsets and summarize in a concise format. Populate and extract data in Hyperion (budgeting application).
  • Serve as a trainer for project managers to understand financial processes and forecasting best practices. Provide financial support with account reconciliation and variance analysis. Provide training as needed on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist in creating standard documentation of financial processes and templates that will increase efficiency of finance department. 
  • Complete ad hoc analysis as requested to answer questions regarding store performance, expense trends and other items. Design and execute analysis to answer ad hoc questions usually using Excel. Summarize analysis to provide clear answers to questions and communicate results to executive leadership.

 

 

COMPETENCIES:

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  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Communication
  • Business Acumen
  • Drive for Results
  • Solid Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Customer Focus

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

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  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in an analytical field)
  • Prefer 1-3 years of relevant work experience, with planning and forecasting experience desirable
  • Detail oriented, with a strong emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Strong analytical ability – must be able to synthesize data, be able to error check and reconcile own work and be able to design analysis to answer specific questions.
  • Ability to cope with pressure, multiple tasks, deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Build relationships with a wide variety of internal contacts. Ability to effectively communicate and partner with multiple levels from peer to Senior Leaders.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Excel (vlookups, pivot tables, etc.); Access Database experience desired but not required

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

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Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.

Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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None

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