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Sr. Financial Analyst, IT (Open to Remote)

DATE:  Jun 22, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  133153
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

General Summary:

The Senior Financial Analyst, IT supports the DBI Information Technology department and collaborates with partners throughout the department to improve projections, support strategic initiatives and improve overall financial oversight.


Reports To: Senior Finance Manager, Supply Chain & IT


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Accounting department on month-end close process. Responsibilities include tracking prepaid and accrued IT expenses and calculating IT labor capital reclasses.
  • Manage the annual budget and bi-weekly projection process for IT expenses and capital expenditures. Analyze and communicate variances to Finance leadership. Partner with IT department to mitigate cost increases.
  • Support IT Business Projects through partnership with project managers and IT Leadership to identify capital and expense portions of each project and incorporate into Business Cases
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with functional business partners, identifying key opportunities, as well as communicating and influencing actionable analysis
  • Provide standard and ad hoc financial analysis and reporting as needed to support executive decision making and continued profitable growth of the business


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Key skills to be successful are:
    • Forecasting
    • Financial acumen
    • Partnership
    • Prioritization
    • Sense of urgency
  • Excellent Excel/financial modeling skill is required with at least a basic knowledge of PowerPoint and Word
  • Takes initiative and is curious, driven, flexible/adaptable.  Detail oriented.
  • Conducts responsibilities with urgency and a high level of accountability
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment



  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ work experience in a fast-paced environment (retail experience preferred)



  • Undergraduate (B.S./B.A.) degree is required. Preference for quantitative majors (Finance, Accounting, Economics, etc.)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA is valued but not required
  • Knowledge of finance/GL packages; Lawson, Hyperion or similar 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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