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Financial Analyst I - Williams Sonoma

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-16352
Area of Interest: Finance
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Role

As a Financial Analyst II in the Williams Sonoma brand finance team, you will provide analytical and systems support for departmental financial functions. This includes development of the three year strategic plan, annual operating budget, capital analysis, monthly forecasts, and performance analysis. You will provide support for catalog forecasting and operational planning, financial and demand reporting, and monthly financial reconciliations.

This is a highly collaborative role, working with a variety of cross-functional partners. We're looking for someone who loves the investigative aspect of finance and has the proven ability to glean insights and provide recommendations to the business.

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

* Provide analytical support for departmental functions including development of the three-year financial plan, annual operating budget, monthly forecasts, capital project analysis, and other performance analysis.
* Assist the Williams-Sonoma cost center with preparing month-end accruals, identifying and researching P&L variances, and helping non-financial staff to understand accrual-based accounting methodology.
* Investigate, analyze, and present recommendations regarding various special projects related to business operations from a broader corporate scope.
* Identify cost saving and profit maximizing opportunities to improve current processes, and to provide more meaningful information to key decision-makers.
* Manage the invoice tracking and payment process, including invoice resolution with A/P and vendors. Assist business partners with adhering to all company accounting policies.
* Complete ad-hoc reporting, analysis, and other special projects.
* Help improve forecasting accuracy across the Williams-Sonoma by improving consistency in assumptions and methodologies.
* Communicate complex theories in a clear, concise way, with superior customer service.

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!

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!

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

We're excited about you because you...

* Finance, Economics, Accounting , or related degree and work experience.
* 2+ years experience in a financial analysis role.
* Demonstrated analytical skills.
* Experience with corporate computerized budgeting/accounting systems and multi-dimensional database management skills (Essbase preferred).
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Attention to detail and excellent follow through. Demonstrates self-management and initiative.
* Proficiency in MS Office, with intermediate to advanced skills in Excel, SQL and VBA a plus.

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.

Benefits:

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

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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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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