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Financial Analyst

DATE:  Feb 22, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  112272
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

Brand: Designer Brands
Req #: 112272 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Digital


The Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis position is critical for the operational success of the DSW Segment (stores & eCommerce). The position will be responsible for P&L expense consolidation, reporting and budgeting for DSW Segment Home Office cost centers and the DSW Segment Marketing expense cost centers.  In addition, this role will also be responsible for consolidation and management of DSW Segment Capital expenditures (CapEx). This position will ensure consistent assumptions, clear communication and timely delivery of a cohesive, thorough, timely product. Collaboration with partners across multiple areas of the business to support maintaining or improving Op Income is critical for success in this role. This position reports to the Manager, Finance  and has no direct reports.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Home Office expense cost center management, including budgeting and forecasting
  • CapEx management, including monthly review of actual spend vs. target
  • Marketing expense cost center management, including budget and forecasting
  • Projection Accuracy (‘Closest to the Pin’)
  • Responsible for working with Cross Functional partners to understand drivers of 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:

  • 1+ yrs experience in accounting or finance, or another analytical role, preferred
  • Comfortable in team-oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and capabilities
  • High initiative and self-direction
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to multi-task throughout the day



  • Lives DSW values of passion, accountability, collaboration and humility
  • Undergraduate majors preferred: Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, Business
  • Experience in retail a plus





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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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