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Assistant Financial Planning and Analysis

Location: New York
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Job Description:

Assistant Financial Planning and Analysis MER02835 Job Overview: The Financial Planning Analyst is responsible for supporting the creation of seasonal sales plans as well as seasonal and monthly Gross Margin plans for all Macy's locations, and providing support to Director on various financial projects. The position requires strong business acumen and an understanding of Gross Margin. This role requires the ability to translate market, customer and financial data into strategies that will allow Macy's to maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability to compete differently in a changing retail environment. A fundamental requirement is the ability to collaborate, take ownership of your business, and achieve results. Perform other duties as assigned. IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE The Financial Planning Analyst will be known as a trusted, collaborative and results-oriented leader, business partner and change agent who can lead through influence and who possesses professional maturity and ability to build strong partnerships. The ideal candidate needs to be comfortable and effective at devising and recommending financial planning strategies and supporting various financial projects as needed. The successful candidate will: - Make 'company first' decisions. - Ability to influence partners. - Develop self by participating in ongoing professional development and training. - Seek out innovative solutions to existing customer or Company challenges. - Communicate with candor and value open debate to ensure the best ideas come to life. Essential Functions: - Run and interpret reports and tools assigned by Director. - Readily grasps numerical concepts and interprets financial information accurately. - Identifies opportunities and collaborates with business partners and upper management to implement ideas to improve business results. - Support financial planning analysis team on execution of key financial projects as it relates to specified area of ownership. - Manage the creation of seasonal financial plans by location. - Provide support for creating and updating planning spreadsheets, pulling historical data and merchandise plans, incorporating feedback from the field, and reconciling plans to corporate targets. - Provide technical support on various financial projects and analyses. - Act as troubleshooter and consultant to the financial planning team and MIO teams by providing expert professional assistance regarding any technical and business process issues. - Provide financial planning support on Pace system in trouble shooting issues, seeking resolution and communicating to teams as appropriate. - Manage hierarchy structure by gathering the data, updating and validating it in the system. - Complete plan by week balancing using the PACE planning system for areas of responsibility as well as evaluating the accuracy of plans balanced by the financial planning teams. - Regular creation, review and maintenance of spreadsheets and recapping data on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, seasonal & yearly basis. - Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality. Qualifications: Education/Experience: - Bachelor's Degree (Business, Finance or equivalent). - Ideally, 1-plus years of experience in retail, catalogue or ecommerce buying or planning. - Basic understanding of financial performance metrics and financial planning. Communication Skills: - Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence. Mathematical Skills: - Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and analytical skills. Reasoning Ability: - Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and make sound decisions. Physical Demands: - This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking. - May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching. - May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time. - Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment. - May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds. Other Skills: - Strong technical and analytical skills with excel proficiency. - Ability to execute Ad hoc special projects for financial planning that are analytical in nature for sales inventory or financial opportunities. LEADERSHIP PROFILE - Inspires, motivates, and influences the behavior of others to drive high performance. - Engages team to examine current practices and encourages creative thinking about how things could be more effective and efficient. - Asserts own ideas and persuades others in a clear, confident, and composed manner. Tailors message for the audience and is able to gain support and commitment from others. - Comfortable with taking risks and celebrating risk taking regardless of outcome. - Collaborative, consultative style with a strong ability to establish trust and build relationships across all levels and functions of the organization. - Resilient, tenacious, high energy. Able to rapidly bounce back from adversity. - Embraces change with realistic optimism and persists through challenges and setbacks caused by change. Work Hours: - Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs. This job description is not all inclusive. Macy's Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. United States-New York-New York Planning

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