Financial Analyst

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Company: Gymboree
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: April 1, 2015
Source: Gymboree
The Gymboree Corporation is the leading specialty children’s retailer with over 1,200 stores domestically and internationally and generating over 1 billion in sales yearly. The Gymboree Corporation continues to grow and expand at a rapid pace but without sacrificing our commitment to quality. Most of all, we pride ourselves in hiring great people with the talent it takes to keep up with our growth.

The Senior Financial Analyst is a member of the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team and provides operational finance support for various functional areas, primarily the Field/Store Operations team.

The position involves establishing and maintaining working relationships with business partners and to support management with ad-hoc analysis. Duties include monthly forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning for select store expenses as well as some corporate overheads.

A key area is the development and maintenance of store labor models to plan and forecast requirements and costs. The analysis of labor allocation to identify issues and optimize productivity is an important aspect of the role and a significant challenge that includes devising and testing various strategies to improve performance.
 


Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field; MBA a plus. 4+ years of applicable work experience, preferably within retail finance/field support. A high level of proficiency in Excel is required, along with data mining and manipulation. The ideal candidate has experience with planning systems along with a strong attention to detail. Experience with MicroStrategy, Business Objects, and multi-dimensional databases are a plus.

The candidate should demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently as well as look ...
The Gymboree Corporation is the leading specialty children’s retailer with over 1,200 stores domestically and internationally and generating over 1 billion in sales yearly. The Gymboree Corporation continues to grow and expand at a rapid pace but without sacrificing our commitment to quality. Most of all, we pride ourselves in hiring great people with the talent it takes to keep up with our growth.

The Senior Financial Analyst is a member of the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team and provides operational finance support for various functional areas, primarily the Field/Store Operations team.

The position involves establishing and maintaining working relationships with business partners and to support management with ad-hoc analysis. Duties include monthly forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning for select store expenses as well as some corporate overheads.

A key area is the development and maintenance of store labor models to plan and forecast requirements and costs. The analysis of labor allocation to identify issues and optimize productivity is an important aspect of the role and a significant challenge that includes devising and testing various strategies to improve performance.
 


Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field; MBA a plus. 4+ years of applicable work experience, preferably within retail finance/field support. A high level of proficiency in Excel is required, along with data mining and manipulation. The ideal candidate has experience with planning systems along with a strong attention to detail. Experience with MicroStrategy, Business Objects, and multi-dimensional databases are a plus.

The candidate should demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently as well as look for opportunities to improve existing processes. This individual must be flexible, able to effectively handle changing priorities and multiple simultaneous team deliverables.

Principals only. EOE. No phone calls please.
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