Manager, Store Finance & Planning - 11215 Metro Pkwy

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
09 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021
With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.


This position is responsible for managing all aspects of store finance including payroll expense, sales planning, bonus programs, and store P&L's. This includes the development and maintenance of payroll ladder, wage costs, bonus plans, sales plans, reporting, data input, and financial systems.

  • Prepares and analyzes weekly payroll expense reports, identifying trends and making recommendations through effective analytical presentation. Develops meaningful exception and ad hoc reporting, variance analyses, and narratives.
  • Develops and analyzes various expense reporting. Prepares bottoms up payroll budgets/forecasts using all drivers, standards, staffing and rate scenarios.
  • Develops store payroll ladder based on volume and store type; works with Planning & Allocation on setting sales plans by store.
  • Participates in bonus program administration for stores and field management; analyzes results; provides input for plan enhancements or changes.
  • Acts as a brand expert for all systems used to create payroll expense and bonus actuals, forecasts and plans. all store reporting and reporting systems roll-outs, enhancements, and sun-setting.
  • Works directly with brand finance and field management on sales planning, bonus, and payroll expense issues.
  • Drives payroll scheduling process. Acts as a Brand expert and partners with Store Operations to optimize WFM system to ensure effective, flexible schedules are being created and implemented.
  • Partners with Store Operations, Merchandising, Planning & Allocation, and Field Management to identify, understand, and proactively schedule non-selling activities.
  • Analyzes and projects store supply needs with respect to budgets and forecasts. Identify cost saving opportunities and process efficiencies in store supplies.
  • Creates store level budgets and P&L's for controllable expenses. Provides insight and analysis to Field Management related to P&L performance.
  • Occasional travel to assist in evaluating cost/operational efficiencies. Provide statistical support and recommendations for improving sales and profit.
  • Provide testing for promotional activities (i.e. coupons).
  • Adhoc Real Estate analysis as needed.

  • Culture

Living the Chico's FAS Values and Guiding Principles by demonstrating Customer Focus, Instilling Trust, Driving Engagement and Delivering Results with High Performance.
  • Manages Complexity

Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Plans and Aligns

Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Organizational Savvy

Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.
  • Courage

Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related major, MBA a plus
  • 5 to 7 years experience in related finance environment, retail and store payroll a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Hyperion (SAP experience a plus).
  • Results driven, able to steadfastly push self and others for results.
  • Highly skilled communicator and motivator, proven ability to build constructive and effective relationships with all levels of associates.
  • Strong ability to effectively cope with change; can decide and act without having total picture; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills. Ability to marshal resources to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish goals; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals and evaluates results.

  • This position may be found in multiple brands. Some duties may vary from brand to brand.

    Chico's FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

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