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Financial Analyst for Tools/Lawn & Garden/Outdoor Living and Seasonal in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 5/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 974625BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Finance/Accounting
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Financial Analyst is responsible for creating and managing specific projects/reports for the Tools, Lawn & Garden, Outdoor Living and Seasonal business unit. The FA analyzes reports, identifies trends/issues and executes AD-Hoc reports on a regular basis. This position ensures the development and implementation of all financial policies, procedures and controls and offers high visibility in the organization. The ideal candidate will be agile, efficient and enjoys a fast-paced environment!

Job Requirements


• Assembles data, reporting, and recommendations on ad-hoc analysis requested by Finance, merchandising and senior management.
• Performs routine and complex financial analysis and modeling to support strategic decision making.
• Develops financial business plans that are integrated with the corporate financial plan.
• Provides financial tools, advice and analysis to the VP/GMM for the business unit.
• Monitors and addresses any issues related to the financial performance of the business unit.
• Ensures overall accuracy of planning and forecasting, and reviews and diagnoses variances to plan and forecast.
• Validates strategies and tactics are in place to achieve plans and forecasts.
• Ensures the integrity and accuracy of work processes.
• Conducts research and analysis during annual strategic planning process.
• Develops, NPV, break-even and ROI analysis info on various merchandise projects.
• Identifies process improvements opportunities within assigned areas.


• Bachelor's Degree in Finance (preferred)
• 1-2 years of related experience
• Strong analytical skills are essential to comprehend and communicate financial results.
• Superior organization skills are essential so that strict deadlines are met and essential information, whether historical or on current issues, can be assessed in a timely manner.
• Good interpersonal skills are necessary, allowing the individual to effectively partner with and become a resource to others in the department as well as to senior operating management.
• High level of PC skills and Windows-based programs (Excel, PowerPoint) skills.
• A high energy, self-motivated individual who wants to be challenged.