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Senior Financial Analyst - Williams Sonoma

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-15077
Area of Interest: Finance
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

Manage all aspects of the month end close and forecasting. Work on strategic projects to identify expense savings and operational efficiencies as well as budget and three-year plan.

About the Role

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will participate within a team environment to prepare insightful financial presentations and provide financial analysis to accomplish a high level of service to senior management and operational business units in guiding overall company financial planning.

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

* Develop insight and influential financial presentations for senior management and Board to concisely summarize performance targets and highlight key business components and make recommendations that have considerable impact.
* Provide financial and analytical support for department functions including development of the three-year financial plan, annual operating plan budget, monthly forecast, capital project analysis, and other performance analysis
* Directly interface with senior management and develop cross functional relationships, act as back up to manager in meetings such as close and business partner meetings.
* Lead projects from concept to building models and deliver "final product" ready work with minimal direction.
* Address complex issues and have significant business implications
* Work independently with regards to information and confirm that work product is accurate and that numbers tie.
* Share accountability with manager and deliver results.
* Focus on operational and supply chain.
* Perform monthly accounting functions focusing on the brand.
* Develop knowledge and relationships with selected business units to guide plan process and understand planning issues.
* Assist brand cost centers owners with preparing month-end accruals and help non-financial staff to understand accrual-based accounting methodology.
* Investigate, analyze, and present recommendations regarding various special projects relating to business operations and drive improvement initiatives using technical ability.
* Contribute technical knowledge and have a solid proficiency of finance systems, such as Lawson, Hyperion Essbase, and Blueprint, to help support company database and facilitate planning analyses.

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 bachelor's degree or higher in Finance or related degree
* 4 + years relevant work experience in a financial role demonstrating analytic skills and system-reliant decision support. Retail experience a plus
* Self-motivated, positive attitude, and an intellectual curiosity to investigate variance issues. Also possesses appropriate attention to detail.
* Strong consulting, problem solving, and conceptual skills, along with interpersonal skills necessary to work with various levels of management
* Solid written and verbal communication skills

Technical Competencies required:

* Working Knowledge of GAAP, as applied to financial reporting standards
* Experience with corporate computerized budgeting/accounting systems and multidimensional database management skills (Lawson/Hyperion Essbase preferred).
* Expect-level proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (VBA experience a plus) and PowerPoint. Experience with database querying 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.


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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