Director, Finance- Property Development

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Director is responsible for reviewing, reporting, analyzing and coordinating all aspects of the Property Development occupancy budgets for all Ross Dress for Less and dd’s Discounts stores. The Director will assist the VP Property Management with fiscal year budgeting; long range financial planning and analysis; forecasting change and trends. The Director will represent Property Development under the direction of the VP at Finance meetings including weekly expense forecasts, month end close, monthly capital forecasts, capital expenditure reviews, annual and five year plan budgeting meetings, etc. The position will be responsible for ensuring all Finance policy and procedure are adhered to. The Director will partner with business partners in the division on Property Development projects to deliver actionable reporting tools which deliver insights to help drive on-time, on-budget results. The role requires a thorough understanding of financial reporting, including financial statements and financial performance metrics. The ideal candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to partner effectively with stakeholders across the organization. The Director will report to the Vice President of Property Management and will interact frequently with executives across the Company.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Overall responsibility for expense forecasting and planning Ross Dress for Less and dd’s Discounts store costs. Provides financial analysis to VP Property Management to assess actual expenditure performance against budgets and forecasts and evaluate impacts. Reviews and/or prepares company financial data and reports required to produce monthly financial overviews for stores expenditures against budgets
  • Lead month end close activities in accordance with corporate timeline and policies. Ensure all accruals, journal entries and variance analyses are accurate and submitted timely. Review supporting documentation for accruals and reclasses for areas of responsibility
  • Independently design and execute complex ad hoc analysis; gather necessary data; summarize insights; create clear written communication documents to present findings to senior and executive leadership.
  • Acts as liaison with all Property Development departments regarding Finance policy and procedure; company system input and change
  • Recruit, coach and develop a high performing team to maximize performance and value addition to the company while maintaining high morale. Drive standardization of finance activities and scalable routines, including development of training guides and work step instructions. Provide backup coverage as needed
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the VP
COMPETENCIES:
  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Communication
  • Influence
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Process Improvement
  • Drives Results
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years’ experience in Lease or Property Management Accounting in a corporate environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Polished communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience demonstrating good organizational skills
  • Experience with Access data base and Peoplesoft financial reporting systems
  • CPA or MBA degree preferred
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

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:

Staff Accountants

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.
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