The Children's Place Stores, Inc. -


    Posted Date 6 months ago(10/6/2017 12:58 PM)
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    New Jersey
  • Overview

    The Financial Planning Analyst will provide financial forecasting, business planning, and general accounting support to the FP&A leadership while working in a high paced environment. This position will produce and provide financial analyses to internal clients and management.



    Key Accountabilities:

    • Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly reporting and analysis models that track performance and results of various units within the organization including the monthly close/reforecast process and variance reporting standards
    • Communicate with business partners and business leaders to ensure consistency with current finance operational environment
    • Assist in providing timely and accurate reporting and analysis and ensure information is received completely and in the correct format before completing final analyses
    • Design and write queries in Hyperion financial planning, Oracle Essbase, Excel, Access, and/or other internal financial systems to extract data from various data sources effectively.
    • Maintain the financial planning system by completing data uploads and revisions and running and organizing automated reports that accurately consolidate and identify issues that cause variances
    • Complete monthly revenue and expense analysis to provide key drivers impacting results
    • Test and suggest new reports in response to current business issues and create standard operating procedures for the benefit of the department; identify opportunities to streamline/automate current process and reporting and execute the necessary changes to implement
    • Complete special projects and ad hoc requests


    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
    • 1-3 years of experience, 3+ years a plus, in accounting or financial planning and analysis

    Skills and Behaviors:

    • Quantitative skills (SQL a plus)
    • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (experience writing macros a plus)
    • Strong analytical skills with experience in creating reports using Hyperion financial planning and Oracle Essbase
    • Ability to perform and remain organized in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment by multi-tasking
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently in a sometimes unstructured environment with frequently changing priorities
    • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills with desire to grow in finance profession


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