Sr Financial Analyst in Irving, TX at Michaels Stores

Date Posted: 9/23/2022

Job Snapshot

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    3939 West John Carpenter Freeway
    Irving, TX
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Job Description

Support Center - Irving

We're here for the Makers! Come be a part of the team where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together.

To review a comprehensive list of benefits, please visit Michaels Benefits

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The Sr. Financial Analyst will support financial planning, analysis, budgeting, and reporting for sales, margin, transportation & fulfillment expenses, and General & Administrative expenses for a designated functional area. This position will work directly with the leaders and finance and accounting peers to monitor all monthly expenses and ensure that expenses are recognized timely. This position will be responsible for linking operational metrics to financial recognition and working with business operators to forecast monthly financial results and explain misses to forecast. This position utilizes strong financial policy and process knowledge as well as skills and expertise with a variety of technologies to improve processes and accuracy of the financial forecasts and plans.

Major Activities

  • Key role in the financial reporting process. Obtain, review, and maintain supporting documentation for quarterly and annual reports
  • Financial reporting and analysis, including identification, communication, and follow-up of financial and operational opportunities
  • Work closely with Executives to support the goals and objectives of the business. Also, work with business partners to achieve timely and accurate completion of the monthly forecast and annual budgets
  • Timely and accurate completion of journal entry supporting documentation for the monthly close process as it relates to the operations.
  • Perform technical accounting research, including preparation of technical position papers and related research activities
  • Accounting close responsibility each month. Assist in closing books for the businesses related operating expenses. Research variances between actual, budget, and forecast to ensure the department stays within budget guidelines
  • Lead the development and support of the department’s KPI reporting that will combine financial and operational metrics
  • Prepare executive level presentations that will summarize operational and financial performance on a monthly basis, including effectively communicating misses to forecast
  • Aid in the creation of a weekly dashboard for leadership to monitor progress throughout the month
  • Provide support for other external reporting projects such as census reporting, investor presentations, and special projects

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Strong MS Office skills (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • 4-6 years of accounting experience
  • SEC reporting experience and knowledge of SEC reporting requirements.
  • Fluent in financial statement analysis with experience in forecasting and financial reporting
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills required along with strong financial and data management acumen
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a group environment.
  • Must be business minded, with a desire to drive business performance and financial results.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (Vary By Group)

Preferred Education

  • Preferred Special Certifications or Technical Skills
  • Knowledge of Essbase, Oracle Financials, and/or JDA Transportation Management Systems a plus

Preferred Type of Experience the Job Requires

  • Experience in retail or eCommerce finance a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP

Applicants in the U.S. must satisfy federal, state, and local legal requirements of the job.