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Stores Financial Analyst Job

DATE: Aug 17, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87495 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance 


Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The company 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. The Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, Designer Brands also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, CC Corso Como®, Enzo Angiolini® and others. More information can be found at


Job title: Store Finance Analyst

General Summary: The Store Finance Analyst is responsible for budgeting and forecasting occupancy & store P&L expense line items.  In addition,this role is responsible for weekly / monthly reporting and ad-hoc analysis.

Reports to: Sr Manager Store Finance


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Budget for Occupancy & Store line items
  • Projection Accuracy (‘Closest to the Pin’):
  • Responsible for working with Cross Functional partners to understand drivers of expenses
  • Maintain a projection file ensuring that the projection is always well informed and calls out opportunities & risks
  • Develop insightful analysis & reporting to help understand underlying trends for store expenses
  • Leverage analysis & reporting to identify savings and process opportunity
  • Work with business partners to execute on changes that result in expense savings
  • Other ad hoc financial & accounting analyses

Required Skills and Competencies:


  • Experience in accounting or finance, or another analytical role, preferred
  • High degree of Accounting & Financial Analysis skills; Must be highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint & Access; excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of Business Objects, Lawson & Hyperion is a plus, CPA/Public accounting background is a plus


Minimum Qualifications


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance, preferred, MBA and/or CPA or background in public accounting is a plus


Designer Brands believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities.  We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws.  Designer Brands also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Director, or by contacting Human Resources at HR-DSW@dswinc.comDesigner Brands will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on Designer Brands. For any inquiries related to the hiring process, please reach out to © 2019 Designer Brands Inc. All rights reserved.


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