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Sr. Financial Analyst, Store Finance Job

DATE: Jun 14, 2017

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 72590 
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!


General Summary: Responsible for maintaining the DSW Stores financial projection including annual budgets and current period projection. Oversees account analysis to forecast expense trends. Collaborates with partners throughout the business and in the field to improve store sales and cross channel opportunities and improve overall financial performance of stores. Role serves as lead analyst for significant stores projects and investments and is expected to supervise and advise other analysts as necessary for team accomplishment. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicates frequently with field management and home office partners
  • Provides guidance around store occupancy, store profitability and store expenses in order to maximize store and overall company performance
  • Develops and supports continued evolution of financial accountability with development of benchmarking, scorecards, controllable profit & loss statements, etc.
  • Provides standard and ad hoc financial analysis and reporting as needed to support executive decision making and continued profitable growth of the business
  • Develops / assists with business case development to support store technical and other significant investment initiatives to ensure adequate ROI
  • Problem solves and support financial management needs of assigned departments and partners.
  • Networks with vendors, industry contacts and other to identify and implement industry best practices in areas of responsibility
  • May provide less experienced analysts with work direction and technical assistance as necessary
  • Any other essential functions that may occur from time to time as directed by supervisor


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Financial analysis, modeling and forecasting skills
  • Comfortable in team oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Assist in design of processes
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and capabilities
  • Experience in leading and managing teams
  • High initiative and self-direction
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • 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



  • 5-8 years experience in a finance role including 3+ years in financial planning & analysis


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Retail Industry and Store Finance a plus



  • BA/BS in finance, accounting, business administration, economics or related; CPA or MBA a plus



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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