Manager, FP&A

New York, New York, USA
19 Jan 2022
03 Jun 2022
Job Title: Manager, FP&A
Primary Purpose: The Manager, FP&A will play a critical role in assisting the coordination and execution of business planning, forecasting, financial reporting and analysis within the Kate Spade North America direct businesses. This role will ensure adherence to deadlines and provide support to internal business partners by providing thoughtful analysis and insight into business trends. Essential duties and responsibilities include monthly close, budgeting, long range planning and forecasting, variance analysis and ad hoc analysis.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Finance to...
- Manage and coordinate financial projections for the North America region and accurately predict profit outcomes; Coordinate alignment of business development actions with cross-functional partners
- Review and compile key supporting documentation to ensure alignment with business partners and leadership
- Develop financial forecasts for certain complex P&L accounts, including rent and depreciation
- Identify and communicate key risks and opportunities
- Provide variance analysis and synthesize concise explanations with the context of business trends within and across channels, as applicable
- Work closely with accounting partners to support the month-end close processes and assist in delivering accurate financial results by performing analysis and providing relevant business context
- Manage and coordinate key month end reporting to review with business partners to ensure financial targets are being achieved and underlying business trends are clear
- Articulate financial concepts to non-finance business partners in a clear and concise manner
- Identify process opportunities and provide solutions where inefficiencies exist
- Validate completeness and accuracy of all required supporting deliverables submitted for consolidation on behalf of North America
- Oversee all process and deliverables related to capital expenditures to ensure proper recognition and reporting
- Provide ad hoc financial analysis

The accomplished individual will possess...
- An aptitude in organization and attention to detail
- An ability to work independently and re-prioritize tasks when necessary
- The capacity to switch gears and problem-solve in a fast paced environment
- The capability to identify key insights and present them in easily digestible formats appropriate for the audience
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain business partner relationships at all levels within the organization
- Intellectual curiosity, eagerness to learn and a desire to be a team player
- Experience in effectively managing projects and other people

An outstanding professional will have...

- A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business administration preferred
- 5-6years of Finance or related experience required
- Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel
- Experience with Financial Planning & Analysis
- Month-end close experience preferred; familiarity with accounting principles and concepts required
- Demonstrated ability to lead and develop other people
- Familiarity with the following systems a plus: Microstrategy, Tririga, PBCS, SAP
- Retail or consumer products experience a plus

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Kate Spade is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under the consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Kate Spade at LI-MS1 .

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