Lead System Analyst (Full-Time Hybrid or Remote)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 13, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
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 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 "Lead System Analyst" in Merchandise Finance, you will be responsible for utilizing a strategic lens and partnerships across the organization to anticipate and influence current and future business logic and business technology requirements for Target's Digital and Vendor profitability calculators, as well as related SSAS cubes. You will also work with key partners to evaluate the impacts of upstream changes on current financial calculations.

You will become an expert on both Retail Accounting and Cost Accounting methodologies and related metrics and in understanding how the components used in these calculations are utilized in our core systems.

You will utilize your technical skills and business knowledge to access data across a wide range of tables and platforms to assist users in analyzing business questions and you will work with Data Science and Finance Analytics teams to define requirements, testing plans and required data quality controls to implement for ongoing system updates and enhancements.

You will also be responsible for understanding how our financial calculators interact with reporting warehouses and related reporting tools to coordinate communication as to implications of enhancements and data recoveries and will also represent Target Corp in litigation/depositions requiring explanation of Target's methods to calculate item and vendor profitability.

About you:
  • 4-Year college degree - Accounting, Business, or Economics
  • Minimum 4 - 8 years business experience
  • Experience with Sharepoint, Domo and Microsoft PowerQuery - Desired
  • Experience with Excel modeling and end user tools such as SQL and VBA
  • Proven project leadership experience
  • Strategic decision-making and influencing skills
  • Ability to build upon ideas/concepts/theories and achieve the desired goal
  • Knowledge of Target's accounting or financial systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to build relationships & translate technical speak for end users

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $85,400 to $153,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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