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Sr. Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting

DATE:  Jan 6, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  110770
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

Job title: Sr. Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting

General Summary: The Sr. Financial Analyst of Financial Reporting is responsible for leading the process of preparing and filing the Company’s quarterly financial filings on form 10-Q, annual filing on Form 10-K, and other filings as needed. The position will also be responsible for the accounting of certain areas and will collaborate with business partners in various departments. This position also assists in the preparation of policies, assists with accounting research and special projects, coordinating external and internal audits, and benchmarking of other companies.

Reports to: Manager, Financial Reporting


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the financial reporting process and SEC filings (10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy and registration statements)
  • Responsible for XBRL tagging of 10-Ks and 10-Qs
  • Provide support for investor relations on an as needed basis
  • Apply new GAAP and SEC developments as applicable
  • Interact with external audit firm
  • Accounting for stock-based compensation plans and distribution and fulfillment center activities
  • Support Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional business partners to support budgeting and monthly reporting


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Deadline-management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products


Minimum Qualifications



  • 2-4 years of Big 4 or Public Accounting experience, specifically in the areas of US GAAP and SEC reporting
  • CPA required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Retail or consumer-oriented business experience in a branded environment a plus
  • Experience with Workiva a plus



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting


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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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