• Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/28/2018 10:13 AM)
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    US-TX-Fort Worth
  • Overview

    Are you a finance-loving, Excel-modeling-wizard, merchandise-obsessed Homebody (Psst - we're all Homebodies here at Pier 1!)?  If so, then considering becoming our Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis supporting our Merchandising and Planning & Allocations functions!  You will partner with executive management and be responsible for developing and delivering current and long-range financial planning and analysis functions for merchandising and P&A, providing in-depth and complex analyses and modeling, while also studying and counseling on all matters of potentially significant financial impact to the Company, including inventory and gross margin.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Develop and define financial analysis on a large scope of profit drivers including sales, margin, operating expenses, cash flow modeling, and other operational analysis across multiple channels to provide the executive management team with the information needed to make decisions surrounding the Company’s organizational objectives, performance, growth expansion and profitability.
    • Create planning models to develop and build a multi-year financial plan across various business units within the organization.  Develop multiple planning scenarios for future expectations.  Identify and quantify areas of opportunity and risk and guide/influence solutions to improve business performance.  Exercise and exhibit influence throughout the organization.  
    • Responsible for timely and accurate reporting of consolidated, multi-year financial plans and forecasts to executive management.  Reporting methods follow a standard financial statement presentation (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow) as well as a unique Cash EBITDA reporting format for internal reporting and analysis.
    • Develop timely and accurate financial analysis and reporting provided to the Company’s Board of Directors throughout the year in relation to the current and future forecasts.  Partner with Accounting/Finance on month-end close by providing variance reporting and performing analysis of the Company’s actual results on a monthly basis.  Create a closing forecast for upper management.  Other ad hoc analysis and reporting as required.

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance Required
    • 5+ years of relevant experience 
    • Gross margin and inventory experience preferably in a merchandising/retail setting
    • Experience Hyperion Essbase programming language; knowledge of the infrastructure of data marts with interactions of attributes; knowledge of PeopleSoft
    • Advanced skills using Excel, Access and PowerPoint
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