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Senior Financial Analyst (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Nov 22, 2018

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-13320
Area of Interest: Finance
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: Outward, Inc., San Jose, CA

About the Role

We are looking for a talented finance professional with revenue accounting experience specific to technology to support our new technology business, Outward, Inc., located in San Jose, CA. This role performs both accounting and financial analyst responsibilities, allowing you to be responsible for most financial aspects of the Outward business-- from planning to recording journal entries, and performing financial analysis and account reconciliations. You may be required to attend meetings in our San Francisco headquarters on a periodic basis. This role reports into the VP of Finance with a dotted line into the Corporate Controller's office.

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

* Gain a strong understanding of all financial transactions for this business
* Be accountable for the accuracy of the monthly financial statements
* Provide analytical support for development of three-year financial plan, annual operating budget, capital analysis, monthly forecasts, cash flow projections and performance analysis
* Help improve forecasting accuracy by improving assumptions and methodologies
* Assist in preparing presentations to summarize performance targets and progress towards initiatives
* Reconcile actual expenses vs. forecast and budget, investigate variances and communicate month end results to senior management and CFO organization
* Perform the monthly accounting for license and SaaS type revenue streams and assist with accounts receivable
* Determine whether accruals are required to be recorded and prepare journal entries within required timeframes during month end close
* Ensure vendors are paid timely and invoices are coded properly
* Prepare account reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts
* Assist with site data analytics and understand the impact on customer conversion
* Perform practical applications utilizing ROI and Monte Carlo Analyses
* Assist in preparing ad hoc reporting and supporting other special projects



We're excited about you because you have the following skills and requirements...

* Achieved Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field
* A minimum of 2 years' experience in finance or accounting, with at least one year of revenue accounting under technology rules preferred
* Accountable and able to work independently to achieve deadlines
* Strong organizational skills and able to balance multiple priorities
* Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and self-driven desire to investigate variance issues
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong attention to detail and follow through
* Proficient in Excel.

**This position will not offer Visa Sponsorship or relocation assistance.


About Outward, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is a California based enterprise software company targeting retail industries. Founded in 2012, Outward provides end-to-end creative solutions spanning from image capture to retail analytics through its first to market imaging platform. Outward's platform, with patented measurement and rendering technology enables the inexpensive production of large volume, high-quality creative content for visual merchandising, including digital and print applications for online, in-store, and at home channels.

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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 Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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