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Financial Analyst Job

DATE: Jun 7, 2017

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 71682 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


Job title: Financial Analyst, DSW Inc. Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

General Summary: The Corporate FP&A Financial Analyst supports 4 roles: Hyperion Planning administrator, Corporate FP&A analyst, IT Finance project accountant, and Commercial Expansion Financial analyst.

Reports to: Sr Manager, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Hyperion Planning Administrator

  • Manage weekly projection process through Hyperion Planning
  • Administer changes to outline, dimensions, and hierarchy in Hyperion Planning
  • Create a weekly Projection packet that identifies changes to Projection from week to week. Prepare all projection related materials and reporting, and consolidate projection-related analysis from functional partners for distribution to senior leadership. 


Corporate FP&A analyst

  • Facilitate annual budget process
  • Support the creation of the Long Range Plan
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and document business cases.  Hindsight project performance utilizing net present value of cash flows, ROI, and payback period.
  • Coordinate the preparation of earnings support materials on a quarterly basis for key stakeholders.
  • Other Ad Hoc Analysis, such as Strategic Initiatives and New Business Development/M&A


IT Finance project accountant

  • Create a process for tracking both capital and expense items by Project
  • Create Reporting for Project variance to Budget
  • Develop Project forecast method
  • Facilitate creation of annual Budget, both Expense and Capital
  • Monitor IT Capex expenses, to ensure Projects remain on Budget, including review of PO requests


Commercial Expansion financial analyst

  • Develop analyses to facilitate discussions around expansion initiatives


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Minimum of 2  years work experience in a fast paced environment in an analytical capacity (retail experience preferred).  Proven analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent Excel and financial modeling skills. Proficient in PowerPoint and Word.
  • Executive level communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Lives the DSW Values of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility
  • Takes initiative and is curious, driven, flexible/adaptable.  Detail oriented.
  • Conducts responsibilities with urgency and a high level of accountability. Ability to produce fast, error-free work with a critical eye for detail



  • At least 2 years experience in a financial planning & analysis, consulting, external accounting or strategic planning
  • Experience with Hyperion planning is a plus
  • Prior experience with the retail method of accounting is valued but not required



  • Undergraduate majors preferred: Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics. Analytical undergraduate degree required.

DSW 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. DSW 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 or associate who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should contact Human Resources to request that accommodation. 


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