The Children's Place Stores, Inc. -


9 months ago(3/15/2017 1:55 PM)
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New Jersey


Financial Planning & Analysis at The Children’s Place is structured in a business partner model. Each operational area of the company has a “finance partner” or finance team supporting the business. Financial Planning & Analysis Directors are specialized in terms of financial and related operational knowledge by business area. Financial Planning & Analysis Directors are responsible for the overall budgeting, forecasting, planning, and financial analysis for business areas.  This position will motivate and develop a team of finance professionals to efficiently provide sound financial analysis that will influence decision-making


Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the annual financial plan and the monthly financial forecast processes to provide a realistic assessment of the near term financial future
  • Direct timely and accurate reporting and analysis and ensure that the operational teams comply with corporate financial policies and procedures
  • Oversee financial planning system maintenance and enhancements to accurately consolidate, report, and provide meaningful analysis of actual results, forecasts, and business reviews
  • Present numbers and results with the ability to explain information in an organized and confident fashion to executive management orally and in quality electronic presentation decks
  • Drive strategic initiatives including productivity enhancements and cost saving programs
  • Direct the execution of timely, accurate, and meaningful ad hoc reports on various financial and operational results
  • Identify, scope, and complete special projects that will result in streamlining existing processes for greater efficiencies throughout the organization
  • Attend meetings and other opportunities to prepare, organize, and interpret financial information in multiple contexts (by region, product, customer, etc.) to drive decision making
  • Select, develop, and motivate staff ensuring achievement of departmental and personal goals and objectives


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in financial planning and analysis for a retail organization or multi-product manufacturing company
  • Experience managing staff with a proven record of developing staff level employees
  • Experience implementing and enhancing financial systems such as SAP and Hyperion



Skills and Behaviors:

  • Strong accounting knowledge base
  • Superior analytical skills and ability to interpret technical financial models and reports to business leaders
  • Exceptional leadership skills and desire to build and develop a staff comprised of first in class financial professionals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Ability to communicate effectively with management both in the finance and business operations groups
  • Results-driven with an emphasis on innovation and effective process improvement and initiative
  • High degree of independence with ability to make decision on day-to-day financial matters
  • Ability to lead a team or be part of one depending on the circumstances and remain calm in a time sensitive, deadline driven environment
  • Microsoft Office expert, including Excel with the ability to create and interpret complex models




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