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Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
Bengaluru, India
Closing date
3 Jan 2024

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Function
Finance
Level
Manager

Job Details

Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview

* The candidate's primary responsibilities are to provide financial and operational reporting & analysis to the Leadership team accurately and on time.
* The candidate should have strong analytical skills with confidence in handling large sets of data and to prepare reports in a clear and concise manner.
* The candidate will monitor the actual financial performance and compare to budget and forecast projections. In addition, analyze and interpret variances, prepare reports, and provide recommendations to the functional teams.
* The candidate will play a key role in supporting the Controlling, Budgeting, Forecasting & Long-range Planning processes for Global Sourcing as well as providing ad-hoc business reports.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Consolidate and report financial information of Global Sourcing, in liaison between Regional and Corporate teams.
* Deliver files & reports/month-end/monthly forecast/annual budgeting reporting packages that support management decision-making.
* Support the monthly close process, including variance analysis, trend analysis.
* Support the submissions of the annual plan, forecasts, and long-range plan processes.
* Analyze and interpret variances with commentaries, prepare reporting and provide recommendations to Senior Management.
* Support with decks preparation for business reviews with Senior Management as well as other decision-making forums.
* Ensure accuracy and integrity of information stored in our systems, enabling a single source of truth
* Assist with financial processes and automations to minimize manual activities
* Leverage systems and analytical tools (MicroStrategy) to create reports and analyze various datasets
* Other ad-hoc work as required

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

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* Bachelor's/Master's degree with a focus in Finance/ Accounting/ Business
* At least 2-3 years of FP&A experience, preferably with business reporting, analysis, and financial modeling
* Solid experience in preparing financial & operational reporting and analytics, preferably in the retail environment
* Strong numerical sense and analytical abilities
* Highly organized individual - Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
* Team player, flexible, results oriented; ability to work well under pressure of managing concurrent deadlines and prioritizing multiple projects
* Must have a "can do" attitude and be able to work independently
* Strong customer centricity, continuous improvement mindset
* CA / MBA is a strong plus
* Fluent in English, excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
* Proficiency in MS Office tools, especially Excel. Experience in other systems/applications (MicroStrategy, Power BI, SAP Business Objects, Hyperion, Cognos) a definite plus.
* Previous retail or fashion industry experience is a definite advantage

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