Sr Manager Research and Reporting
Date: April 2018
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.
Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Finance and Accounting are transforming for the better. As so much more than a financial analyst or a behind-the-scenes number-cruncher, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. In Finance, you'll be an integral voice in discussions that lead to Target's unparalleled shopping experience. Your analysis and recommendations will be directly applied to critical business decisions, from sales to merchandising and beyond. Within Accounting, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll have a 360-degree impact—rather than on just one part of the business. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. And you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work.
A role in Financial Planning & Analysis means belonging to a great team of genuine, diverse, courageous and versatile people who put integrity and ethics at the heart of everything they do. Together, you'll drive outstanding financial results by enabling and accelerating Target's strategic execution. You'll nurture influential partnerships with leaders who value your credibility, thanks to the quality and reliability of your insights. To teams across Target, you'll bring your skills for analytical rigor, creative problem-solving and sound decision-making. You'll be an active contributor to cross-functional teams. You'll rise to the challenge of the dynamic retail industry, brining innovative solutions that have a direct impact on financial and operational direction-setting, merchandising and capital investments and how to best use our resources. All of your good work will help elevate and maintain Target as one of the world's most recognized and best-loved retail brands.
As a Sr Manager of Research and Reporting in Finance End to End, you will lead and develop a team of Financial Analysts as you support the modeling, reporting and analysis required to understand profitability drivers and opportunities tied to Target's core financials and evolving business model. You will learn the many systems utilized by Finance and Merchandising and use your growing knowledge as a subject matter expert consultant to drive process enhancements/improvements across Financial Planning and Analysis and other Finance teams. You will work with EDABI teams to rollout new BI tools to the Financial Planning and Analysis team, such as Micro-Strategy, SASS, SAS and DOMO. You will represent Financial Planning and Analysis in project definition, requirements, testing and implementation of projects requiring accounting, process and/or system changes across Finance and/or across pyramids. For example Targets' move to Cost Accounting.
You will represent Financial Planning and Analysis on cross-functional business and system initiatives, primarily for new strategic business initiatives, as well as playing role of Financial Planning and Analysis Consultant in supporting Financial Planning and Analysis in project scoping, communication and coordination
- 4-Year college degree - Accounting, Business, or Economics
- Minimum 3 - 6 years business experience
- Experience with Ending User tools such as SAS and Access
- Proven project leadership experience
- Manage Timing and Actions
- Strategic Thinking
- Driving towards milestones
- Facilitation of smooth project hand-off to business teams
- Proven decision-making and influencing skills
- Strong leadership skills
- Ability to build upon ideas/concepts/theories and achieve the desired goal
- Knowledge of Target's accounting or financial systems