Manager, FP&A

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Company seeks an intellectually curious and self-motivated Manager to join a high performing team responsible for the long-term planning, forecasting, and reporting processes at Ross. This candidate will work cross-functionally across the business to deliver comprehensive financials and supporting analyses to senior leadership. The ideal candidate must have a background in Finance, possess strong analytical and communication skills, and be able 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

• 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.
Forecasting

• Manage the weekly forecast process and prepare a comprehensive summary for executive review

• Engage with business partners to understand and explain all substantial forecast changes to senior leadership

• Support the CFO and Investor Relations team by providing forecasted financial statements, earnings guidance models, and earnings scenarios.

• Support the ongoing evolution of the forecasting process by leveraging Hyperion to automate and enhance existing processes.
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

• 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 - must have the dedication and drive necessary to operate in a fast-paced and 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

• Demonstrated ability to use discretion in handling highly sensitive 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.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

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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