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Senior Financial Analyst, ABG Finance & Innovation Support Job

DATE: Jun 4, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87328 
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!


The Senior Financial Analyst, ABG Finance & Innovation Support position is critical for the operational success of the Affiliated Business Group and Innovation team at DSW.  The person hired for this role will be responsible for all facets of P&L management and operational partnership.  Responsibilities include conducting financial analysis and completing ad-hoc projects to support decision-making while working in a cross-functional, team-based environment in addition to budgeting, projecting, long range planning, inventory and liquidity analysis and expense monitoring.  This position collaborates with partners across multiple areas of the business to support strategic initiatives and improve Operating Income. Primary partnerships include but are not limited to Merchandising, Merchandise Planning, Marketing, Store Operations and Fulfillment. This position reports to Sr. Manager, FP&A and has no direct reports.


  • Tasks required to be successful:
    • Build and maintain advanced driver based Excel models to facilitate all critical job responsibilities listed above
    • Understand, and clearly articulate financial drivers of sales and margin and provide ongoing business insights on a daily/weekly basis
    • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with functional business partners
    • Identify financial opportunities, as well as communicate and influence through actionable analysis
    • Prepare clear, concise PowerPoint documents to allow audience to easily digest analysis to facilitate strategic decision making and appropriate prioritization of resources
  • Technological capabilities to be successful:
    • Excellent Excel and advanced financial modeling capabilities required
    • Experience in Hyperion Planning/Essbase and MicroStrategy valued
  • Personality traits necessary to be successful:
    • Sense of urgency
    • Curiosity
    • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities and capabilities
    • High initiative and self-direction
    • Ability to multi-task through the day



  • Lives the DSW values of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility
  • Has at least 3 years of experience in financial planning & analysis, consulting, external accounting or strategic planning
  • Undergraduate majors preferred: Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics
  • Experience in retail a plus

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 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 Manager, or by contacting Human Resources at DSW will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on DSW.


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