Financial Analyst

Bob's Discount Furniture - Manchester, CT

Bob’s FP&A team is seeking a highly motivated Financial Analyst to join the team. The financial analyst partners closely with the retail leadership team in the management of the Retail business. This role acts as a trusted leader who assists in a cross functional capacity to align financial and investment goals for Bob’s. Additionally, the role serves a critical function connecting and communicating Bob’s store performance to the greater finance organization. Key responsibilities include: Be the analytics lead and business-technical liaison for key performance metrics; Provide critical thought leadership in the development of key reporting tools to drive business insights; Support the forecast and close process for management financials, including consolidation of revenue and costs, in depth analysis, and performance updates to key executives; Partner with Store Operations team to identify business issues and implement strategic solutions; and be the lead analyst on ad hoc projects in support of annual strategic objectives

Job Responsibilities
Support the coordination, analysis, preparation, and presentation of strategic plans, annual operating plans, and forecast updates for the Store business. Implement processes to improve forecast accuracy
Provide analysis of expense trends and identify cost reduction opportunities. Support the implementation of process improvements that lead to more efficient payroll budgeting
Perform analysis of the drivers of Retail growth (internal and external). Develop recommendations to maximize growth opportunities
Analyze monthly financial results of the Store business and review conclusions with operations management
Work closely with the Manager, FP&A to penetrate a variety of data systems and processes to provide much greater insight into Store growth trends through analysis of key drivers (transactions, average sale, product lines, store formats, etc)
Work directly with cross functional department leads to understand requirements for analytical support. Estimate level of effort and provide timing estimates for completion
Participate in the preparation of reports, financial analysis, and development/maintenance of other programs to include payroll, staffing, scheduling, commissions, bonus, etc
Support senior management in data gathering and analysis for short and long-term action plans as well as various financial analyses on profit improvement opportunities and initiatives
Execute, communicate and oversee monthly forecasting to the field to include design and implementation of all payroll models, as well as monitoring performance
Actively perform miscellaneous financial and operational analysis on profit improvement opportunities and initiatives, sales trends and projections, etc
Interpret and summarize results of financial analysis and make recommended solutions to control expenses
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Market Analysis or related field
Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in analytical roles within a retail environment
Ability to establish credibility with senior leaders and functional experts
Proven quantitative and analytical skills
Demonstrate high level of intellectual curiosity that translates into new approaches to business issues
Strong understanding of Retail Store operations
Past experience at a Retail or ecommerce business
Exceptional and advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills and proficiency in working with different systems to retrieve and analyze data
Proficiency in reading and interpreting financial documents and financial modeling
Ability to work with massive amounts of data and summarize and convey findings
Ability to use historical trends to develop dynamic forecasting models
Thrive in a high performance, fast‐paced, entrepreneurial environment
Balance multiple projects and meet necessary deadlines with limited supervision. Proven thought leadership skills, including the ability to be innovative and be able to drive results both as an individual and team environment
Ability to leverage data in disparate systems and determine/confirm the accuracy of such data
Experience preparing reports/presentations for Senior Management and Boards of Directors
Experience partnering with leaders across the Enterprise to analyze their results of operations and guide them to make adjustments as necessary
Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with SAP, SAP BusinessWarehouse, and/or BEx Analyzer
Knowledge of SAP Business Objects
Familiarity with Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, or similar data visualization tools
Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reasonably accommodating qualified persons with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.