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Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Job

DATE: Feb 9, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 83330 
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, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, is primarily responsible for facilitating the annual Budget and Long Range Planning processes, supporting the quarterly earnings guidance process, planning and post auditing business projects, coordinating the weekly DSW Inc. P&L projection process, and workforce planning.  Reports to the Manager, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support annual Budget, Long Range Planning, and weekly Projection processes
    • Prepare and maintain detailed financial models
    • Communicate timelines as needed
    • Gain alignment on weekly projection changes and ensure timely and accurate upload of information within Hyperion Planning
  • Business Project Planning:
    • Serve as a finance resource to business partners in the development of business cases to support key projects.
    • Maintain the financial model utilized to measure the costs and benefits of key business projects
  • Provide financial support and analysis to key business leaders on an ad-hoc basis
  • Partner with the HR department to project and budget existing and open headcount for all corporate home office employees, including salaries, 401K, payroll taxes and bonus.  
  • Act as an analytical resource/partner to all departments for matters related to headcount and payroll. 
  • Prepare quarterly earnings support materials for key stakeholders
  • Perform various administrative duties within Hyperion Planning as the backup Administrator



  • Lives the DSW Values of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility
  • Superior Excel and financial modeling skills. Proficient in PowerPoint and Word.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ work experience in a fast paced environment (retail experience preferred).  Superior analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Ability to communicate and influence others by translating complex data into easily-understood ideas and recommendations.
  • Takes initiative and is curious, driven, flexible/adaptable.  Detail oriented.
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously and collaborates cross functionally
  • Conducts responsibilities with urgency and a high level of accountability
  • Project and workload management skills
  • Prior experience with Hyperion Planning is valued but not required
  • Prior experience with the retail method of accounting is valued but not required
  • Undergraduate (B.S./B.A.) degree in Finance or Accounting is required, MBA is valued but not required



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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