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Financial Analyst, Store Development

Date: May 23, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15329
Area of Interest: Store Development
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the Role

This role is primarily responsible for invoicing and collecting Construction Allowance and Recovery monies from landlords, tracks Franchise Partner Spend, and processes Store Construction and Repair Invoices. You will provide periodic reports to business partners on forecasts, budget and support the Store Development team in performing day to day responsibilities in a number of our store lifecycle systems.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Provide Financial support and work closely with the R&M team by tracking and processing capital and expense invoices, assist with asset write-offs and accelerations and complete reporting and analyzation of repairs & maintenance spend across the fleet.
* Track approved real estate deals and their requirements for collecting Construction Allowances and recoveries from landlords
* Invoice and communicate with landlords in accordance with lease, including assembling required documentation to support payment of construction allowance including Coding and processing payments for deposit
* Open, reconcile and report on Capital Work orders working closely with the Construction and Repairs & Maintenance teams
* Perform month-end accounting close duties including journal entries, expense accruals, and collect and submit financial input for monthly forecast
* Field vendor payment inquiries and handle project reconciliation. Work with Vendors, AP and Tax department to resolve invoice issues
* Prepare download files to accounting department and Tax departments
* Maintain Dead Deal process including assembling required documentation, securing appropriate approvals, and issuing reports to track dead deal progress
* Participates in the organization's overall Sarbanes Oxley compliance initiatives
* Produce timely and accurate analytical, forecast and financial budgeting reports
* Provide ad hoc analysis as required

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because you...

* Have a good understanding and application of financial analysis concepts
* Business analysis skills with the ability to see implications and provide solutions and recommendations a plus
* Demonstrated organization skills. Adept at managing multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
* Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
* Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
* Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and advanced experience using Excel.
* Experience in lease and store construction terminology (preferred but not required)
* Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or business related field preferred

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes 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. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. 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.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* A bike share program
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses


WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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