Sr. Financial Analyst

Posted: 6 sep 2017

Deadline: 13 jul 2017

Location: Baltimore, MD

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Financial Analyst are to provide decision support to the Wholesale team (e.g., VP of Sales, US and US Sales Directors), to the Director of Finance, US and to the US senior leadership team.Responsibilities include partnering with the Wholesale team to develop and implement the annual budget, maintaining quarterly and monthly forecasts, and supporting the strategic plan; providing analysis and reporting of monthly sales and operating results, including highlighting trends, risks and opportunities; and helping the Wholesale team understand region and store level performance, including key performance indicators.

Essential Functions:
• Support the monthly reporting and analysis, the annual Budget and the strategic plan processes. Provide variance analysis and determine cause of change. Scope includes the P&L and region/store sales performance.
• Track and analyze Actuals vs. Budget vs. Forecast for sales, margin and operating expenses.
• Drive enhancements in financial reporting and analysis as well as requisite system requirements.
• Provide ad hoc analytical support and perform special projects as needed.
• Work closely with Wholesale and Merchandising leadership to develop and update financial models to identify trends, improve sales forecast accuracy and escalate potential issues as appropriate.
• Lead deep dives on store level KPIs by region within the US, track results to forecast, and explain variances.
• Develop scorecards and other analyses/financial models as appropriate.
• Update various monthly sales & profitability reports, including analysis commentary
• Analyze expenses and work with business owners
• Prepare and deliver presentations to executive management

Job Requirements:
• BA/BS in Business, Finance or Accounting; MBA preferred
• 8 years of related experience in financial analysis, financial planning or financial modeling, FP&A or similar function
• Experience in retail, consumer goods, luxury and/or merchandising industry preferred.
• Expert level Excel skills
• Expert level PowerPoint skills
• Some travel required to attend quarterly regional meetings and occasional sales and finance conferences

Personal Competencies:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way
• Comfortable challenging the status quo and challenging senior leaders to improve results
• Ability to partner across functions and drive process improvements and business results
• Ability to interpret financial statements, analyze results, identify key issues, and provide recommendations
• Understanding of financial statements, ROI, IRR calculations and retail metrics
• Ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced environment
• Retail experience strongly desired
• Knowledge and experience in financial concepts, budgeting, and forecasting.
• Strong financial modeling skills
• Team player with strong interpersonal skills

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PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. PANDORA jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries on six continents through approximately 7,700 points of sale, including more than 2,200 concept stores.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, PANDORA employs more than 22,300 people worldwide of whom around 13,200 are located in Thailand, where the company manufactures its jewellery. PANDORA is publicly listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange in Denmark. In 2016, PANDORA’s total revenue was DKK 20.3 billion (approximately EUR 2.7 billion).
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