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Financial Analyst Company Planning - Retail

Quincy, MA

Overview :

Supports planning, forecasting, and analysis of company sales, gross margin and inventory by channel to support achievement of company financial plans and strategic initiatives.

Responsibilities :
  • Supports company planning modeling system to track and forecast total company sales, gross margin and inventory by week by channel
  • Assists to prepare company financial plans by week each fiscal year and quarter
  • Prepares detailed daily sales and gross margin forecasts for each month by channel
  • Performs various sales and gross margin analyses to better understand company sales trends
  • Liaisons with the Financial Planning and Analysis team to assist in fully reconciling company planning financials to corporate finance estimates
  • Develops ad-hoc analyses and financial perspective in support of corporate strategic direction
  • Partners with cross-functional analytical staff to understand and incorporate relevant promotional analysis into Company Planning forecasts
  • Continuously analyzes and evaluates channel and store-level performance to plan to better understand holistic company results
  • Assists in analyzing product lifecycle strategies and performance in relationship to both full price and off-price business
  • Continuously evaluates the impact of cross-channel strategies and internal impact

Qualifications :
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Solid grasp and understanding of the Retail industry
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Identifies, quantifies and communicates risks and opportunities with the business
  • Ability to set objectives and goals and work appropriately to meet and exceed them
  • Strong analytical, organization and leadership skills
  • Anticipates roadblocks and develops creative solutions
  • Ability to partner cross-functionally and build & sustain quality relationships
  • Ability to analyze complex quantitative data
  • Facility with metric development
  • Skilled communicator (both verbal and written)
  • Expresses openness to change and has the capability to lead others through change
  • Maintain flexibility in a fast-paced environment and be able to continuously evolve to meet changing business needs
  • Strong analytical skills needed to synthesize large quantities of data, identify trends and draw conclusions
  • Quick learner and problem solver
  • Global thinker who promotes communication, fosters teamwork, and achieves consensus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment
  • Passion for driving and delivering results
  • Comfortable operating within a state of ambiguity       
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or related field
  • 2+ years of related work experience in a financial planning or comparable environment

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