Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Company seeks a seasoned finance professional with a Financial Planning & Analysis (“FP&A”) background. The Manager will be responsible for leading long term planning, forecasting, and reporting processes at Ross. The ideal candidate must have a background in Finance, possess strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to partner effectively with stakeholders across the organization. The Manager will report to the Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and interact frequently with other executives within Finance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Long Term Planning / Annual Budgeting

Manage the long term process to ensure a timely completion of key deliverables
Develop budget guidance for the planning process
Set targets and issue challenges to business partners
Manage the bottom-up calculations for key P&L line items
Partner with stakeholders across the organization to roll up the P&L
Create presentations for meeting with executives
Update P&L throughout the year based on key changes to the business

Forecasting

Manage the weekly forecast process and prepare summary for executive review
Engage with business partners to understand and explain all substantial forecast changes to senior management
Generate reports and create new ones to help facilitate forecasting process
Partner with our Investor Relations team to create quarterly guidance

Reporting / Ad-hoc analysis

Prepare weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial reports including analysis of business performance, inventory levels, and balance sheet data
Provide ongoing analytical support to influence strategic direction, guide investor relations activities, and inform senior management and Board level discussion
Lead monthly analysis on store contribution that provides insight on performance and identifies root causes of drivers of profitability
Provide ad-hoc analysis for senior management whenever necessary, ensuring tight deadlines are always met.

COMPETENCIES:

Drives Results
Communication
Analysis and Judgment
Teamwork, Influencing Others
Planning and Organizing
Technical Skills
Business Acumen
Problem Solving

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 5-7 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 and have an ability to learn Hyperion
Unquestionable personal and professional character and integrity. Must be trustworthy with confidential informatio

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:

Analyst, FP&A


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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