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FPA analyst

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
14 May 2024

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Function
Operations
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
Located in London, UK, and a member of the Ralph Lauren FP&A team, the Analyst FP&A is responsible for financial support to the Online business ('RLE') across the EMEA region as well as broader support to the wider FP&A team. This role will primarily be responsible for budgeting, forecasting and month end close activities in relation to the RLE business, whilst also supporting with other deliverables across the wider FPA team. 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 solid 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 opportunity to partner with the Digital team, a pillar of growth in the Company's 'Next Great Chapter' and work in partnership with a breadth of stakeholders to create/deliver value to the business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
· Support the delivery of accurate and high quality planning/month end outputs for RLE in order to drive performance and aid decision making, this includes but not limited to: · Completion of month end close processes for the RLE business and working with Business Partners to understand and document variances to Budget/Forecast. · Forecast/Plan/LRP (Long Range Planning) uploads, underpinning analysis and preparation of slide deck material for review with senior management. · Establish and maintain strong business relationships with business partners and ensure that risks and opportunities are flagged to management in a timely manner. · Track performance metrics and proactively analyze and assess business risks and opportunities to drive operational and financial performance and deliver against targets. · Support ad hoc queries/analysis from wider FPA team. · Establish and maintain strong business partnerships across divisional finance teams to promote teamwork and organizational alignment including sharing best practices across divisions. · Anticipate needs of business partners and prioritize efforts to deliver results.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
Experience in Finance/Accounting; FP&A in a multinational or retail company preferred Self-motivated, proactive; adaptable; able to work in fast-paced, changeable environment Strong analytical and financial analysis skills are required; high degree of accuracy with a strong attention to detail Ability to develop effective partnerships with financial and non-financial partners across varying levels of management; strong communication skills Mandatory: Advanced competency in Excel and other Microsoft applications Preferred: SAP and Hyperion Essbase

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