Senior Analyst, FPA

Ralph Lauren
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
28 Oct 2023

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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
Located in London, UK, and a member of the Ralph Lauren FP&A Retail team, the Senior Finance analyst is responsible for end to end financial support for store projects (including new stores, renovations, refits, lease renewals, relocations and temporary stores). This position will also own the Capital forecasting process and the depreciation line of the P&L. The ideal candidate will be a proactive and innovative financial professional with the ability to multi-task with a high degree of analytical proficiency and integrity. This position requires commercial experience (ideally in Retail), a strong foundational knowledge of accounting principles and the ability to build strong relationships across the business (both with finance and non finance teams). This is an exciting and high profile role with the opportunity to support drive significant change, as well as build relationships across the business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Investment appraisals and modelling of pro-forma P&Ls for store projects. This includes scenario modelling, aligning with key stakeholders on inputs and summarizing the financial outputs.
* Analysis of appraisal/modelling outputs (e.g. guidance on financial guardrails, impact on future P&Ls, etc.) to provide insight for senior management decision making.
* Preparation and presentation of decks for projects reviews with EMEA senior management/other decision making forums.
* Cross-functional working to understand and manage each project's impact on finance processes.
* Preparation of capital approval schedules for new projects.
* Owner of the quarterly capital forecast submission for all anticipated projects, identifying R&O for full year forecast
* Overseeing project tracking: maintaining regular communication with PMs, ensuring live projects are in line with CAR budget. Updating and presenting project tracking reports monthly to the CFO.
* Owner of the month-end close, budgeting and forecasting process for Depreciation
* This role will also support the Head of FP&A with general financial analysis and other ad-hoc projects where required

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

• Qualified Accountant with 2 - 3 full strategic cycles within a Retail/Real Estate environment.
• Self-motivated; adaptable; able to work in fast-paced, changeable environment; solution-driven
• Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills with the ability to work with large volume of data
• Confident liaising with a range of stakeholders
• Mandatory: Advanced competency in Excel and other Microsoft applications.
• Preferred: SAP, Insight, and Hyperion Essbase


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