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Senior Financial Analyst, Stores Payroll Job

DATE: Feb 22, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 84128 
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, Stores Payroll will be responsible for maintaining and controlling all Store Payroll expenses, including store payroll hours allocation and average hourly rate analysis. Finance owner and subject matter expert on automated labor scheduling tool, Dayforce. Provides weekly/monthly Dayforce insights and analytics. Develops annual payroll budget and current period payroll projection. Collaborates with partners throughout the business and in the field to influence expenses through AHR and payroll management reporting. Provides insight on Monday mornings on regional results. Responsibilities include daily interactions with Store Ops Dayforce Admin & all levels of field management. This position reports to Senior Manager, Store Finance and has no direct reports.


Must possess the ability to:

  • Provides advanced analytics on Dayforce insights
  • Provides guidance & recommendations on payroll hours allocation and productivity standards
  • Offers education to field partners on payroll management
  • Develops hindsight analytics to executive partners on Dayforce performance
  • Understands store scheduling opportunities to improve store results
  • Communicates daily with all levels of field management partners, Store Ops Dayforce Admin, VP of Stores & Director of Operations
  • Develops and supports continued evolution of field financial accountability with development of average hourly rate reporting, overtime management, payroll hours spend, etc.
  • Provides standard and ad hoc financial analysis and reporting as needed to support executive decision making and continued profitable growth of the business
  • Problem solves and support financial management needs of assigned departments and partners
  • Any other essential functions that may occur from time to time as directed by supervisor



  • 4-6 years experience in a finance role, including 2+ years in the Retail Industry; experience in Store Finance a plus
  • Financial analysis, modeling and forecasting skills
  • Knowledge of automated labor scheduling tool a plus
  • Comfortable in team oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Experience interacting with field associates a plus
  • Assist in design of systems and processes
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and capabilities
  • High initiative and self-direction
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of finance/GL packages such as Lawson, Hyperion or similar    
  • Ability to multi-task throughout the day
  • A degree of creativity, energy and latitude is expected
  • BA/BS in finance, accounting, business administration, economics or related



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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