Sr. Financial Analyst (Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines)

Ascena Retail Group Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 5 days ago

Brand Overview:ascena retail group, inc. is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane Bryant and Catherines), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Sr. Financial Analyst (Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines) to join our team located at our Corporate-LaneBryant-Columbus, OH 43219.

Position Overview:

About:

The Plus Segment emphasis on fashion and fit - not merely size - makes Lane Bryant, Catherines, and Cacique style leaders. As premier destinations in our categories, we offer fashionable items from casual to wear-to-work outfits as well as exclusive intimates famous for fit and style, accessories and shoes. The Plus segment is a family of brands that respects and serves women and girls.

We operate nearly 1000 stores nationwide along with robust ecommerce sites (Lanebryant.com and Catherines.com). Our goal is to embrace our curves and fulfill our promise to women everywhere as the fashion and fit authority.

In 2012, Lane Bryant, Catherines, and Cacique joined the ascena Retail Group family of brands.

Position Overview:

The Sr. Financial Analyst Plus Segment FP&A will provide financial, analytical and business initiative support to the Plus Segment FP&A and Finance leadership teams. Responsible for maintaining daily/weekly/monthly business reporting needs, providing advanced ad-hoc business analysis and key business meeting, brand initiative and project support. The candidate must have a high level of business curiosity, the ability to think strategically, provide thought leadership and seek opportunities for continuous improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the maintenance and ongoing enhancement of internal management reporting. Role will be expected to provide meaningful and actionable business insights in support of sales, margin and operating income growth.

  • Serve as a "go to" resource for advanced, data-rich requests and provide financial support and analysis to key business leaders on an ad-hoc basis.

  • Support the development of new analytical tools and reporting.

  • Periodic support of key internal business meetings and recurring corporate deliverables.

  • Responsible for forecasting and analysis of supply chain costs and omni-channel business initiatives

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or other analytical degrees (Engineering, Computer Science). Strong logic, math, reasoning skills essential.

  • 3-5 years of business experience in corporate finance/financial planning and analysis role, or related finance/analytical role.

  • Advanced Excel skills required including advanced spreadsheet management, financial model building and the ability to easily manipulate large volumes of data.

  • Experience with SQL, R, MicroStrategy, APT or other BI applications a plus.

  • Ability to draw and communicate actionable insights from large sets of data.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to present a cohesive story or solution to management.

  • High attention to detail and the ability to consistently generate a high quality product with an extreme focus on data accuracy.

  • Motivated, creative and conscientious self-starter who appreciates challenges and takes ownership to improve the status quo.

  • Must exhibit an interest in the business and seek opportunities to initiate new analysis, reporting or projects to support the company. Must be focused on continuous improvement with an ability to add value and efficiencies across all current practices.

  • Prior retail finance / accounting experience required.

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Location:Corporate-LaneBryant-Columbus, OH 43219Position Type:Regular/Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.


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