Sr Mgr Financial Planning & Analysis

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc)

Seattle Washington

0 year(s)

Job Description
Sr Mgr Financial Planning & Analysis



Posted Date: Nov- 5-2021

Job ID: 21972

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by leading timely, convincing, relevant, and strategic financial information and services for the co-op. This people-leader role leads a team to support divisional leadership through the annual budgeting and strategic planning process with ongoing accurate financial forecasting and analysis of strategic business initiatives. Responsibilities include supporting your team to elevate existing processes and tools in order to meet the needs of future co-op growth. Establishing cross-functional partnership and fostering sound business decisions through fact and financial based information. This role is the day-to-day engagement point for the Senior Leadership of the Information Technology and Supply Chain divisions. In addition, this role will be responsible for leading divisional initiatives around enterprise-wide consolidations, reporting, key performance metrics, and profitability analysis to drive better alignment of financials for senior leadership. This position may include advanced enterprise-wide special projects, duties and initiatives as assigned. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

• Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results
• Drives and supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages
• Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results
• Ensures employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements
• Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions
• Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews
• Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results
• Establishes and maintains visibility within the department
• Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action
• Manage divisional FP&A team through development of strategic plans, annual budget, and growth initiatives in collaboration with divisional partners
• Acts as the financial thought-leader and initiative driver for divisions; divisional financial voice to senior executives
• Develop and implement new investment and profitability frameworks and metrics
• Drives accurate and accountable financial forecasts and investment prioritization to track intra-year performance and contribute to the Co-Op’s performance; performs standard and special analyses that provide insightful views into the Division’s operations and financial performance, including identifying finding, evaluating, and reporting on synergy initiatives, as well as, risks and opportunities to the company’s goals and commitments
• Support budget continuous process and systems improvement efforts
• Manage the monthly operational review to understand and explain variances, update projections as needed, and communicate findings to the divisional leadership
• Accountable for monthly reporting
• Accountable for monthly working plan accuracy
• Provides leadership and direction through Managers and Analysts
• Accountable for the performance and results of a strategic financial discipline
• Develop trusted consulting relationship with divisional leaders
• Business case development and support including post implementation analysis
• Recognizes and solves complex business problems through financial analyses, such as lease-versus purchase, capital appropriations, or discounted cash flow
• Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan, receives guidance from DVP
• Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers

Bring your passion and expertise

• 5-10 years of financial planning and analysis experience in Accounting/Finance
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or similar
• Experience with IT or Supply Chain finance
• MBA or similar certification Proven success executing a corporate-wide budget cycle
• Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and objectively solve problems using sound judgment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience interfacing with Board of Directors and senior management professionals
• Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities and deadlines under pressure
• Demonstrated effective leadership, supervising and interpersonal skills to instruct or assign work to others, motivate and coach, and evaluate work performance
• Advanced PC experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Essbase, SAP, and/or equivalent planning and ERP systems
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Experience working in retail industry. Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts
• Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best
• Establishes trust and inspires others
• Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics
• Delivers on commitments and holds others to same
• Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest
• Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities
• Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
• Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
• Fosters change in company direction
• Effectively plans and executes changes

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, gene