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Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate FP&A

CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  99929
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

General Summary:

The Senior Financial Analysts is part of a team of three individuals that acts as the coordination point for all segment level finance activities including Budgeting, Projecting, Long-Range Planning, as well as facilitation of the capital approval process, and investor relations support.  Additionally, the team is responsible for all Inc. level financial analysis and is the direct finance support for the Inc. CFO and CEO.  Key partnerships include Segment level finance teams, Accounting, Internal Audit, Tax & Treasury. 


Reports to: Sr Manager, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordination of annual Budget includes determining and communicating timelines, and targets by segment, and developing Inc. level reporting which includes management presentations and Board of Directors materials to obtain final Budget approval.  The team is responsible for facilitating process to determine Capital Expenditure budget and is directly responsible for establishing the home office payroll Budget.
  • Tactical ownership over the weekly projection process, which provides an opportunity for the Segment CFOs, in cooperation with their leadership teams to provide updates to the current best thinking around the full year financial outlook.  Aggregation of data takes place within Hyperion Planning.  The Corporate FP&A team coordinates the updates and aggregates the results for Inc. level reporting, which includes:
    • P&L Projections sent to DBI executives, so all parties are updated on current outlook for the year.
    • P&L reviews are done monthly in a process we call “Accountability”.  These materials include by Segment Projections vs. Prior Month outlook, Budget, and Prior Year to insure adequate visibility and dialogue between Inc. and segment level leaders.
    • Monthly Sales Reporting, and numerous ad hoc requests from the Inc. CEO/CFO.
  • Long-Range Planning done several times annually is led by Corporate FP&A and leverages the current projection by segment to provide a 5-year financial outlook for the company.
  • Support for the monthly capital approval meeting, which is a critical control that enables new projects to be proposed by business owners and opined on by the Inc. CEO and CFO.  Once approved in concept detailed business cases are prepared by the business owner with support of the Corporate FP&A team to document incremental costs and perceived benefits.  Additionally, Corporate FP&A projects fiscal year capital expenditures by tracking and monitoring approved projects.
  • Develop support for the required annual SEC reporting (10K/Q filings) and the related earnings call materials requires coordination with Accounting partners and external Investor Relations teams.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Hyperion Planning/PBCS (Planning Budgeting Cloud Service) experience valued but not required
  • Detail-oriented
  • Highly motivated, curious self-starter with desire to own processes end to end
  • Ability to multi-task to accommodate several projects and initiatives in a changing environment
  • Communication, organization, and analytical skills
  • Work well in a team environment, and independently
  • Determine and develop approaches and solutions to complex problems


Required Experience:

•       Minimum of 3+ years’ work experience in a fast-paced environment (retail experience preferred)


Required Education:

•       Undergraduate (B.S./B.A.) degree in Finance or Accounting is required


Preferred Qualifications:

•       MBA is valued but not 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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