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Financial Analyst

Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: RJ-14781
Area of Interest: Accounting - Audit
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Rejuvenation
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

Position Summary

The position is responsible for developing, documenting, analyzing and maintaining forecasts/budgets, financial statements, and product/project costing analysis. Performs research and analysis to provide management with financial data and recommendations for use in setting and realizing business objectives. Evaluates financial alternatives to aid management in decision making. The position will work with and cross train key responsibilities with other accounting positions.

Specific Responsibilities

* Act as lead financial analyst for rapidly growing multi-channel home retailer based in Portland, Oregon
* Drive reporting and financial analysis projects for the company
* Coordinate monthly financial statement reporting and analysis
* Participate in month end close process, including leading the month end close analysis
* Lead monthly reforecast of financials including daily sales forecast
* Lead cross-department budgeting process
* Complete special finance projects as required
* Work with brand leadership across multiple functions to drive financial acumen and discipline
* Perform any other duties as assigned by management

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

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Qualifications

* Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
* Advanced level user of Excel and other MS Office Products and ERP systems - Microsoft Dynamics AX (DAX) a plus
* Familiar with SQL or other reporting tools
* Minimum 4 years of college in finance or business education or equivalent experience.
* Minimum of 2-3 years of financial analysis experience or MFSA Required. Experience in retail and manufacturing environments preferred.
* Experience working with confidential information
* Moderate to high levels of English reading comprehension, writing, speaking, and active listening.
* High levels of critical thinking, instruction, complex problem solving, troubleshooting, system analysis, reasoning, attention to detail, and documentation.
* Moderate to high levels of mathematics, learning strategies, monitoring, coordination, persuasion, negotiation, service orientation, quality control analysis, judgment and decision-making, originality, flexibility, confidentiality, and research.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Personal Competencies

Global Business Acumen -- Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.

Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

Leading Teams -- Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.

Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.

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, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


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