Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The FP&A Director will be responsible for leading the long-term planning, financial forecasting, reporting, and Hyperion processes for Ross. The FP&A Director will work cross functionally with all areas of the Company to deliver comprehensive financial projections and supporting analysis. Additionally, the Director will own the creation of various financial reports and ad hoc analyses to support our Senior Executives (including “C” level executives), Board of Directors, and Investor Relations department. 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, FP&A and will interact frequently with Executives across the Company.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Long Term Planning / Annual Budgeting
  • Own the company long-term planning process including setting financial goals and expense targets for business partners.
  • Partner with stakeholders across the entire organization to develop thorough knowledge of all plans and consolidate financial projections.
  • Support our Senior Executives by providing scenarios and analyses to make decisions throughout the process.
  • Prepare Executive level presentations and support materials for our annual Board Meetings.
P&L Forecasting
  • Lead the weekly forecast process and prepare financial reporting and supporting analyses for executive review.
  • Engage with business partners across the organization to understand and explain all substantial forecast changes to senior management.
  • Support the CFO and Investor Relations team by providing forecasted financial statements, earnings guidance models, and earnings scenarios.
  • Lead the ongoing evolution of the forecasting process by leveraging Hyperion to automate and enhance existing processes.
Reporting / Ad-hoc analysis
  • Own the creation of ad-hoc analyses for senior management. Deliver accurate, insightful, “senior executive level” analyses while ensuring tight deadlines are always met.
  • Proactively develop new, and enhance existing, reporting tools to provide senior management with more insight into the business and to enable timely, informed decision making.
Hyperion
  • Work with the Hyperion Manager to build new Hyperion functionality for users company-wide
  • Manage the “behind the scene” activities to ensure that Hyperion is up-to-date and has the most accurate information (e.g. Managing versions, actualizing forecast module).
  • Identify and gather new requests and manage the enhancement process from beginning to end to ensure a positive user experience.
  • Serve as functional expert and business owner for our Hyperion system for the entire organization.
People Management:
  • 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.
COMPETENCIES:
  • Drives Results
  • Communication
  • Analysis and Judgement
  • Teamwork, Influencing Others
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Business Acumen

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in an analytical field such as Finance, Economics, Accounting, etc.)
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years post-college experience with demonstrated success at increasing levels of responsibility
  • Strong familiarity with core financial planning and analysis processes including budgeting, forecasting and financial control process design
  • Prior experience with EPM software (e.g. Hyperion, Cognos TM1, SAP, etc.) preferred
  • Outstanding analytical ability - must have a data driven approach to solving problems. Requires very strong quantitative skills, a good sense of how to dissect problems and a strong ability to “connect the dots” – e.g. understand how pieces of data interact with each other or how one finding should inform the result of another analysis
  • Prior retail or related experience is preferred (but not required) for this position. An ideal candidate understands the intricacies of a retail P&L and balance sheet including margin, store and supply chain cost drivers. This person will preferably understand and appreciate the nuances and financial operating requirements of an off-price, low-cost retail operator.
  • Dynamic and self-motivated. Business acumen and drive necessary to be part of managing in a fast-paced, changing retail environment.
  • Excellent communication skills – must be able to clearly communicate results and implications of analysis verbally and in writing
  • A detail-oriented approach: Must pay extremely close attention to details and have the drive to get things right
  • Relationship Building - needs to be able to build effective working relationships with a broad range of people across the organization
  • Strong fundamental business technical skills – must have very strong Excel modeling skills, proficiency in PowerPoint.
  • Unquestionable personal and professional character and integrity. Must be trustworthy with confidential information.
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:

3 Managers

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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