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Senior Financial Planning Analyst - Wholesale

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
Watford, United Kingdom
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Function
Finance
Level
Senior Manager

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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
As a member of the Ralph Lauren Financial Planning & Analysis team, the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible to support our broad finance team in all key processes around month end close, forecasting, and budgeting. This position is an excellent opportunity to develop a sound financial expertise and get exposure across our finance department. It is also an ideal role to gain detailed insight into the Wholesale business and learn about industry issues impacting Ralph Lauren Corporation. Pls note you must already have the Right to Work in the UK. Pls note this role is in our located in newly renovated RL Offices in Watford, Hertfordshire.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities: · Support month-end close and forecasting processes in coordination with the FP&A team. Identify and analyze variances and make adjusting entries as necessary. · Responsible to build the Operating Expenses financial Forecast and Budget in liaison with all EU subsidiaries. Identify, analyze, and interpret expense and cost trends on a monthly basis. Develop and summarize recommendations based on trends to identify areas of savings and opportunities. · Ensure accuracy of accounting entries performed by accounting team during Month End close and calculate accruals when needed. · Manages bonus tracker and calculation scheme in liaison with regional management and P&D team. · Continuously seek to improve processes, controls, and the quality of deliverables using Robotic Process Automation, PowerBI and other tools · Other duties including ad hoc requests and special projects as required. Pls note you must already have the Right to Work in the UK. Pls note this role is in our located in newly renovated RL Offices in Watford, Hertfordshire.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
Competencies: · Self-motivated and ability to work independently. · Strong financial culture including understanding of accounting and business concepts. · Problem solver and excellent interpersonal skills. · A forward-thinking team player using excellent communication skills with the ability to work and influence people of seniority across the business. · Advanced MS Excel, experience with ERP tools (SAP) and reporting systems & cubes (BI, Hyperion Planning, Essbase). Qualifications: · Robust finance education with professional certification CIMA. Accounting qualification a strong plus, (CPA, ACCA, or equivalent). · University degree of a high standard or equivalent work experience. · Initial experience in FP&A required with a minimum +4 full strategic cycles of proven experience in FMCG within larger international matrix experiences, ideally with retail / apparel experience. Pls note you must already have the Right to Work in the UK. Pls note this role is in our located in newly renovated RL Offices in Watford, Hertfordshire.

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