Manager of Financial Analysis - ReqCode 16000F0X

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016

Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


DescriptionManager of Financial Planning & Analysis

The Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis - Merchandising is responsible for leading analysts embedded within (or dedicated to) merchandising and product development management teams. Monthly duties include providing sales, margin, and ROI analytics on new business initiatives, and a blend of standard and ad hoc reporting focused on private brands, merchandising, and organizational testing analytics. On an annual basis, the Manager and related team are responsible for preparing key elements of the functional area's capital budget.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Analysis:

* Work with complex, driver-based, flexible financial models to provide scenario and what-if analytics.
* Identify Sales & Margin trends and communicate potential risks or opportunities to senior managment
* Provides guidance and strategically delegates work assignments based upon capacity & nature of work.
* Provide leadership in test vs. control and statistically rigorous analyses of business initiatives.
* Reviews work in progress for assignments prepared by direct reports & other assignments based upon materiality & degree of judgment & estimation.
* Leverages financial analytics to present analysis, conclusions and recommendations to Executive Management.
* Facilitates issue resolution/dealing with ambiguity.

Reporting and Process Improvements:

* Thorough knowledge and understanding of business processes & financial systems.
* Applies knowledge to develop or re-engineer systems & business processes to increase efficiency or support emerging business initiatives or transactions.
* Leverage systems and business knowledge to review and provide accurate and timely Sales & Margin reporting and financial results to Executive Management.
* Develop and summarize reporting in support of financial close cycle and quarterly earnings releases.
* Provide leadership in test vs. control and statistically rigorous analyses of business initiatives.

Budgeting & Forecasting:

* Serves as a liaison with business leaders and assists in the development of capital budgets.
* Partner with key business leaders to understand and forecast variance drivers to budget.
* Support the monthly and quarterly financial closing processes.
* Communicate financial trends and subsequent forecast risks and opportunities.

Coaching & Development:

* Lead a team of at least two Financial Analysts.
* Review Executive-level deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and summary/analysis of results/conclusions.
* Promote cross functional training opportunities and documentation of standardized policy and practice.
* Set expectations for deliverables and allow for stretch opportunity assignments.


Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related business field. MBA a plus

Experience: minimum of 7 years of progressive responsibility in Finance or Accounting. Retail experience strongly preferred

Advanced skills in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

Familiarity with Hyperion, MicroStrategy, and/or APT - Test and Learn a plus.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong collaborative skills - both within Finance and with leadership in other areas of the business
Ability to successfully lead a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment