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Financial Analyst

Requisition Number: MS-11194
Area of Interest: Accounting - Audit
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Mississippi
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY

The Financial Analyst is responsible for financial reporting for a segment of the global supply chain. Among their responsibilities, the Financial Analyst will manage monthly reporting, ad hoc analysis, financial planning and process improvement.

* Develop a thorough understanding of the distribution operations and work directly with internal and external partners to assure timely auditing, coding, and payment of DC invoices
* Prepare distribution related journal entries on a monthly basis
* Own region monthly accrual process, forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis processes
* Communicate the drivers costs variances and build forecast/budget bridges
* Prepare concise and insightful summary analysis for Senior Management
* Propose and implement improvements to month end procedures, day-to-day job responsibilities and other functions
* Provide ad hoc analysis for Supply Chain teams as requested
* Special projects as assigned

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* Finance, economics, supply chain or related degree
* 2+ years experience in an accounting/finance role
* Prior experience budgeting and forecasting
* Experience with process improvement implementation
* Must be systems savvy. Advanced-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel (v-look-ups, sumifs, massive spreadsheets) Access and multi-dimensional data reporting tools
* Self-motivated, results-oriented, with strong intellectual curiosity
* Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to effectively address issues in collaboration with others as appropriate
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
* Ability to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritize responsibilities

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* MBA or equivalent years of experience
* Prior experience in Supply Chain industry
* Experience with Hyperion Essbase
* Experience with SQL
* Experience with Lawson accounting software
* Experience with PKMS
* Knowledge of large corporate accounting progr

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.