Commercial Financial Analyst

Employer
Creative Financial Staffing
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Nov 23, 2021
Closes
Nov 26, 2021
Ref
222298503
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Exceptional opportunity with a global, publicly traded organization!They offer:Two weeks of vacation per year (accrued)Five Personal days and five sick days per yearTen paid holidays per yearComprehensive medical and dental coverage, flexible spending accountShort-term disability, life insurance, 401K (6% match dollar for dollar)Voluntary additional life insurance and long-term disabilityBonus - 8%Annual Reviews/Merit IncreasesCity: Baltimore (Currently 100% remote - effective 2022 must be in the office 10 days each month)Country/Region: USThe role of the Wholesale Commercial Finance Analyst will be focused on providing financial oversight and insightful analysis into the North American Wholesale Channel, while partnering with leadership to drive key strategic decisions. Responsibilities will include supporting the development of the annual budget, providing variance analysis for monthly business reviews and identifying risks and opportunities. The successful candidate must possess strong business partnership skills in order to collaborate with stakeholders across multiple functions (Sales, Merchandising, Retail Operations, etc.).The Commercial Finance Team is accountable for:Delivering the commercial results (P&L and Balance Sheet) within the market and acting as the "A< oeengine room' of business performance management; owning the planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes within the framework set by Group OperationsMaintaining a "A< oeforward looking' mindset, focusing on identifying opportunities to drive improvements in the top and bottom lineSetting financial and operational KPIs to drive performance in collaboration with North America's cluster leadership and global finance teamsSupport the financial planning and analysis processes within the US, Caribbean & Canadian markets, including short and long-term forecasting, monthly variance analysis, and close tasksBuild strong relationships with business partners, while providing financial/commercial support to drive performance and influence the delivery of the top-line resultsWork closely with functional teams within Wholesale channel to develop financial models to monitor trends, improve forecast accuracy and identify risks/opportunitiesImplement process improvements to drive efficiencies in areas such as month-end close, forecasting, and ongoing reportingPrepare daily/weekly trend reporting and create scorecards measuring the accuracy of daily spreads, store forecast, KPIs, etc. as appropriateLead deep dives on store performance using analytics to inform and influence the sales and merchandising teams around key drivers supporting the development of store-level strategiesProvide ad hoc analytical support and perform special projects as neededQualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required3-5 years of experience in financial planning, analysis and/or accountingExperience from retail, fashion or FMCG industry strongly desiredAbility to interpret financial statements, analyze results, identify key issues, and provide recommendationsHigh energy and willingness to drive a global agendaStrong written and verbal communication skillsComfortable multitasking and adapting to a fast-paced environmentAbility to collaborate cross functionally to drive process improvements and business resultsAbility to learn new financial information systems and to work between various IT systems efficiently and accuratelyProficiency with Microsoft Office (with focus on Excel and Power Point)#cfsnov2021