Sr Financial Analyst, Stores Finance

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
May 05, 2018
Aug 04, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

Sr Financial Analyst, FP&A, Stores Finance (4266)

Classification: Exempt

Date: April 2018

About us:

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 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 Finance, 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 on the Financial Planning and Analysis team means providing insight and guidance to support Target's strategic growth strategies and financial decisions. You'll deliver objective and financially-focused insights to the business owners and finance leaders. You will be a critically important resource for long-term and annual financial planning, analysis and drive cross-company initiatives.  

As a Sr Financial Analyst, Stores Finance, you will own the store-level sales forecasts that drive Target's largest expense line item: hourly payroll. You will be tied into the heartbeat of the company, developing expertise in sales trends and initiatives at the total company and store level, and you will be on the front lines for planning and recapping key time periods such as BTS/BTC, Easter, and Q4. Strategically forecasting sales at the month, week, and day level to drive maximally beneficial payroll allocations, you will defend your point of view with key leaders throughout the company, from expense management to corporate financial planning to merchandise finance to stores field and HQ leadership. You will also guide senior store leaders in mid-month payroll decisions based on your analysis and projections into the future, and you will help them energize their teams to achieve total company sales and operating income goals through the creation of challenging and fair annual sales goals. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • Four year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Three to five years work experience
  • Comfortable understanding and analyzing large amounts of data at both a granular and a high level
  • Strong modeling skills
  • Ability to communicate with and educate senior level leaders
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to analyze, plan, organize, multi-task, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively, both within own team and across teams
  • Strong oral and written communication


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