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-Ann Taylor to join our team located at our Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036.
Sr. Financial Analyst
Ann Taylor/ Ann Taylor Factory
About ANN INC.:
At ANN INC., WE GET WOMEN. Real women live ever more complicated lives. They juggle more activities, play more roles and carry more expectations. But what women value is what they have always valued: connecting with others, making smart choices, looking and feeling great. Living life fully means women choose to play all their roles with confidence and style.
That is why we're here.
For more than half a century, we have evolved with the needs of real women who live full, active lives. Our values are her values. We get that a woman expresses herself through what she wears at work, at home and at play. To meet her needs, we design pieces for her life and her changing roles to help her look and feel confident and beautiful. We create rich experiences that connect with her wherever she is, inspire her style and simplify her choices.
About the Position:
The Senior Financial Analyst will work with various teams across the organization to complete monthly close activities and ad hoc projects. The ideal candidate will possess a strong knowledge of basic accounting processes, income statement/balance sheet/cash flow impact of financial decisions, as well as discounted cash flow and return on invested capital analyses. The ability to think strategically, provide thought leadership and seek opportunities for continuous improvement is highly preferred. This position is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in the field of Retail.
Develop (or assist in the development of) the annual and semi-annual budgets.
Liaise with the Accounting department to resolve transaction and variance related issues during the month-end close process, to deliver an accurate and timely close.
Manage the monthly expense reconciliation and projection process, partnering with expense owners or brand partners to understand variance drivers and inform forward looking projections.
Assist cross functional partners by identifying expense savings opportunities, and developing relevant reporting and steering project related initiatives.
Create ad-hoc analyses and various other reporting across brands and channels as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration is required.
2-4 years of business experience in corporate finance/financial planning and analysis role, or related finance/analytical role.
Advanced MS Excel skills are mandatory for this role, must be an MS Excel power user with advanced spreadsheet management/financial model building skills and ability to easily manipulate large volumes of data, build and use pivot tables/v- and h-lookups, etc.
Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills to provide thought leadership and identify financial, operational and process improvement opportunities.
Solid communication and interpersonal skills, ability to present a cohesive story or solution to management.
Must deal effectively with ambiguities and be able to manage multiple projects through completion, often under tight deadlines. Flawless attention to detail and ability to consistently generate a high quality work product.
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 (without being instructed) 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.
Knowledge and experience in SAP and Cognos preferred.
Location:Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036Position 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.
Ascena Retail Group