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Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

DATE:  Apr 19, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  114568
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

Brand: Designer Brands
Req #: 114568 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance


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






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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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