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Financial Planning & Analysis Specialist

  • Ref: 290016
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Norwalk, CT
  • Industry: Luxury Goods
  • Job Level: Associate
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Large luxury Manufacturing accessories company is seeking a highly motivated individual to join their Financial Planning & Analysis team where you will be responsible for understanding the business in the present and supporting growth in the future. You will build financial models, reporting, and implement processes to support a wide range of financial planning and analysis.  This role reports to the VP, Finance.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, a quick learner who can manage, prioritize, and adapt in an evolving fast-paced work environment.  They will have a strong work ethic and are able to roll up their sleeves and get the job done.  They will play a significant role in establishing financial planning and analysis processes, reporting, and partnership across the organization.  A successful candidate will be one who possesses strong analytical skills, a well-rounded understanding of financial statements and enjoys solving business problems.

Job Duties

  • Lead the monthly, quarterly and annual cycles for financial forecasting and reporting, including analyses and management reporting (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow)
  • Analyze financial results, understand key trends, assess current and future business risk and opportunities, communicating insights and actions
  • Identify and quantify risk or upside due to business and retail environment and provide solutions to minimize risk and or maximize opportunities
  • Innovate our pricing, planning processes, reporting standards and KPI’s
  • Establish a regular cadence with business partners for actual analysis and financial forecast updates, including annual planning
  • Provide support to business partners across the company on key financial and operational decisions through data analysis and business understanding
  • Build financial forecasting models and reporting in a newly instituted reporting tool
  • Work with Technology, Business Systems, and Digital Marketing teams to validate data feeds, develop new reporting and tools, and enhance existing reporting
  • Partner with Accounting team to support the monthly close process

Experience & Skills Required

  • 3+ years of financial analysis experience including forecasting, budgeting, and monthly close activities
  • Strong understanding of principles of accounting, CPA preferred
  • Experience in e-commerce, retail, apparel or consumer sectors preferred
  • Advanced competency in Excel with best-in-class financial modeling skills
  • Systems experience with reporting and/or data management tools
  • Proven ability to manage people, projects, and processes
  • Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment that requires multi-tasking, prioritization and minimal oversight
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and take the initiative to drive necessary change
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with proven success partnering and collaborating across functions and all levels of the organization
  • Are professional who is able to be their authentic self and encourages others to do the same
  • Someone who embraces challenges, enjoys solving problems, and is willing to try new things