Financial Business Analyst - SMCP

New York City, New York, United States
11 May 2022
01 Jun 2022
SMCP - Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot


SMCP USA Inc. (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot, De Fursac) is seeking a Financial Business Analyst to join our Finance Department. This is an exciting, hands-on opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing French retail group in the affordable luxury sector. As a member of the FP&A team, this position will support the USA and Canada business units and assist in maintaining and developing business controls and reports to ensure financial accuracy. The position will directly report to the Finance Manager.

The role and responsibilities will be composed of two main parts:
  • Financial Analysis: monthly closing, budgeting, planning and forecasting, variance analysis, decision support projects, and ad hoc analysis.
  • Business Analysis: Support retail and other departments by creating and updating reports to be able to analyze our business performance to support decision taking of the top management.

What you'll do:

#1| Financial Analyst:
  • Planning
    • Planning Sales, Payroll and Operating costs during the budget and forecasting process
    • Setting up commercial targets by following the actual trend for each POS
    • Assist in the preparation of presentations including monthly and quarterly business reviews, annual budgets, and long-term strategic planning initiatives.
  • Monthly Closing
  • Participate in the monthly financial close process, perform comprehensive analysis of key expense and balance sheet items to ensure accurate financial results.
  • Monitor and analyze Operating and SG&A expenses (Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Payroll cost...)
  • Controlling and follow up on each operational department budget
  • Update monthly P+L file for review for month end analysis vs Budget
  • Review monthly margin and depreciation to validate accuracy in inventory and sales flow
  • Reporting
    • Assist in the preparation of presentations including monthly and quarterly business reviews, annual budgets, and long-term strategic planning initiatives.
  • Ad Hoc: Assist CEO/CFO and Director of FP&A on any ad hoc request

#2 | Business Analyst:
  • Develop, maintain and publish daily, weekly, month-to-date and year-to-date sales reports and KPI Dashboards in an accurate and timely manner
  • Optimize existing reporting and process improvement opportunities
  • Synthesize data into analysis to drive business results, identify key trends and opportunities for business teams and report it in a simple and clear way
  • Be the link between Retail, HR, Merchandising and Finance by producing and building dashboards on the business as needed and supporting CEO's requests
  • Participate in promotional planning and analyze financial effectiveness of key promotions
  • Representing finance in the weekly trade meeting

Who you are:
  • Qualifications
    • A Bachelor degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting
    • An overall minimum of 1-2 years of professional experience
    • Financial experience in Retail is required
    • As the Group HQ is located in Paris and as we communicate with them on a recurring/daily basis, speaking French would be a plus (but not required)
    • Experience with Oracle and PBCS would be a plus but not required
  • Technical Skills
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets/
  • Really Strong Microsoft Office skills and especially Excel (including pivot tables, vlookup, hlookup, sumifs, macros, etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information with accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects and competing priorities simultaneously, to work independently, and to drive projects to completion with minimum guidance and high attention to detail
  • Must be professional in conduct and practice, reliable, creative, responsive and adaptive in a dynamic team environment with excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to independently, resourcefully, and creatively research and implement new solutions

Some benefits of working at SMCP:
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Voluntary insurance coverage including Pet insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off - full accrual = 20 days!
  • Parental leave policy (non-birthing parents included)
  • Retirement savings plan (401k) with Company match
  • Clothing Allowance - $1500 per season
  • Generous retail discount - 50% off
  • Wonderful team and colleagues!

At SMCP, we are committed to providing our team with a safe and healthy work environment. As a result, COVID-19 vaccination is a job requirement for all US employees. SMCP will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation, consistent with federal, state, and local law. Additionally, all corporate employees may work remotely two days/week.

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