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Financial Analyst, Corporate Accounting & Consolidations

CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  105489
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

The Financial Analyst, Corporate Accounting & Consolidations is primarily focused on monthly close and related general ledger activities.  The Financial Analyst will support internal business partners, related cost centers and departments This role works closely with cross-functional Business Partners, Accounting, External Reporting, Treasury, and other finance management located in various businesses.


Reports To: Supervisor, Consolidations and Corporate Accounting


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the company and business processes
  • Lead monthly financial close for assigned cost centers, by preparing journal entries and working with external departments to gather relevant information
  • Prepare monthly account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations to ensure Financial Statement accuracy and completeness
  • Assist FP&A team in analyzing expenses and meet with Business Partners to review projection and communicate actual results
  • Complete monthly analyses to ensure expenses for responsible departments are in line with expectations and to understand, anticipate and communicate any variances
  • Support corporate consolidation process, including elimination of monthly intercompany activities and revaluation / translation of functional currency to USD
  • Ensure compliance with SOX and other internal controls
  • Identify and initiate process improvements
  • Assist with implementation of new accounting technology relevant to consolidation
  • Assist management with various ad hoc analysis and presentations


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Understanding of US GAAP accounting standards
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a dynamic face-paced environment
  • Self-directed and accountable
  • Takes initiative and is curious, driven, flexible/adaptable.  Detail oriented.
  • Excellent Excel skills is required with at least a basic knowledge of PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills




  • Minimum of 2+ experience in accounting (public accounting is preferred)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or CPA is valued but not required
  • 2+ years public accounting experience
  • Knowledge of finance/GL systems; Lawson, Hyperion, Oracle ARCS / FCCS or similar is valued but not required



  • Undergraduate degree in accounting is required


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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