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Principal Financial Analyst

Date: Apr 6, 2017

Location: Olive Branch, MS, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: MS-10246
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Mississippi
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Principal Financial Analyst - FP&A is responsible for managing financial reporting for a segment of the global supply chain. Among their responsibilities, the Principal Financial Analyst - FP&A will manage monthly monthly reporting, ad hoc analysis, financial planning and process improvement.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

* Develop a thorough understanding of the distribution operations and work directly with internal and external partners to assure timely auditing, coding, and payment of DC invoices
* Prepare distribution related journal entries on a monthly basis
* Own region monthly accrual process, forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis processes
* Communicate the drivers costs variances and build forecast/budget bridges
* Prepare concise and insightful summary analysis for Senior Management
* Propose and implement improvements to month end procedures, day-to-day job responsibilities and other functions
* Provide ad hoc analysis for Supply Chain teams as requested
* Special projects as assigned

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Finance, economics, supply chain or related degree
* Prior experience budgeting and forecasting
* Experience with process improvement implementation
* Must be systems savvy. Expert-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel (v-look-ups, sumifs, massive spreadsheets) Access and multi-dimensional data reporting tools
* Self-motivated, results-oriented, with strong intellectual curiosity
* Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to effectively address issues in collaboration with others as appropriate
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
* Ability to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritize responsibilities

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* MBA or equivalent years of experience
* Experience with Hyperion Essbase
* Experience with SQL
* Experience with Lawson accounting software
* Experience with PKMS
* Knowledge of large corporate accounting programs

*LI-SM

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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