Sr. Financial Analyst

Posted: 20 okt 2017

Deadline: 31 jan 2018

Location: Baltimore, MD

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Financial Analyst are to provide decision support to the VP’s and Directors.  Responsibilities include leading the development and implementation of the annual budget, quarterly and monthly forecasts and the strategic plan; providing analysis and reporting of monthly financial metrics and operating results, including highlighting risks and opportunities; working closely with the leadership team to determine and influence the implementation of optimal solutions and implementing long range plans; and helping the organization understand the relevance and importance of key financial 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. 

Track and analyze results, monitor variances, identify trends, and recommend actions to management;

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 functional teams across all channels, including Retail, Wholesale, and eCommerce to develop and update financial models to identify trends, improve forecast accuracy and escalate potential issues as appropriate.

Lead deep dives on store performance characteristics using analytics to inform and influence the Sales and Merchandising teams around key drivers and the formulation of key store-level strategies to improve/track performance.

Develop scorecards and other analyses/financial models (reviewing and measuring accuracy of daily spreads, store sales forecast, etc.) as appropriate.

Develop relationships and influence decisions of key stakeholders

Influence all levels of management, including top executives, by preparing and delivering presentations that provide strategic insights, direction and alternative solutions, following through to problem resolution.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting; MBA preferred

5-8 years of experience preferably in the retail, consumer goods, luxury, and/or merchandising industry preferred.

Experience in the financial analysis, financial planning, or financial modeling, FP&A or similar function.

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.

Computer Skills:

•Expert level of Excel and PowerPoint is a must.

Some travel required to attend quarterly regional meetings and occasional sales and finance conferences

To apply for this position, please send your resume to 

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 around 7,700 points of sale, including more than 2,300 concept stores.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, PANDORA employs around 23,800 people worldwide of whom more than 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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