Ross Stores, Inc New York , NY 10007
This role will manage budgeting, forecasting, reporting, business analysis, and all other FP&A processes for the Maser Data Office department. This role will partner with Finance, HR and business partners to ensure accurate forecast, close, and budget execution. The role will also be responsible for producing and distributing operational reports that drive executive decisions and support departmental strategies. The role will contribute to projects to improve processes and develop operational services to scale with business demands.
Perform critical FP&A - forecasting, planning, analysis and budgeting activities
Provide analysis and insights for the Five-year planning and Budget process. Drive the process and creation of all deliverables by working closely with leadership to translate business strategy into financial plans. Support the creation and management of business roadmaps to guide strategic financial planning.
Act as an internal controller, tracking and reporting all department expenses. This role will be responsible for accurate accruals and forecasts based on actual spending and estimated spending trends.
Compare actuals and projections against expense forecast. Research all variances to provide exception reporting and analysis. Prepare monthly variance analysis for executive reporting and decisions.
Assist business partners in resolving their accounting questions and researching expense activity. Act as a liaison between Finance and the department for accounting and financial matters, using Hyperion (budgeting application) to submit into the corporate process.
Produce and distribute operational metrics and reports
Analyze key business metrics to develop and communicate financial or operational reports that supports operational decisions (e.g. cost savings initiatives or business value marketing).
Develop and maintain departmental models, scorecards, and metrics to provide business insights and trends for driving continuous operational improvements.
Work closely with business partners to solicit inputs and analyze results. Identify business drivers for changes in trends and/or department plans.
Establish and maintain strong business partnerships cross-functionally to promote teamwork and organizational alignment.
Contribute to projects and complete ad hoc analysis
Execute projects to continually improve processes and identify opportunities for efficiencies, including developing tools or automating processes.
Provide ad hoc analyses to portray financial implications of various scenarios (i.e. alternate resource model, ROI, utilization, productivity) and discover business issues.
Develop executive ready presentations to present analysis/options, provide clear answers to questions, and communicate results to executive leadership.
Analysis and Judgment
Planning and Organizing
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor's Degree required (preferably in an analytical field)
4 years of experience within a retail company or accounting and financial planning group
Strong analytical ability ability to synthesize data, error check and reconcile own work, and design analysis or models to answer specific questions
Organized and detail oriented approach must pay attention to details and have the drive to ensure accuracy
Superior MS Excel and strong Access, Word, Power Point skills
Oracle Hyperion and PeopleSoft skills preferred
Trustworthy with confidential financial information
Excellent communication, listening, and influence skills
Ability to deal effectively with pressure, multiple tasks, deadlines and rapidly changing priorities
Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment
Reliability (attendance and timeliness) important to ensure quality and consistency in work deliverables
Ability to learn new software applications (i.e. Payroll Warehouse, Flash Sales)
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
The job also requires sitting, standing, walking, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Job occasionally requires bending, kneeling, reaching, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
May also require occasional driving and/or traveling overnight for business functions or site visits.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
This position description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.
Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.