Financial Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 927335BR
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 analyzing reports, looking for trends and issues and AD-Hoc Reporting within our Sporting Goods business unit. This position ensures the development and implementation of all financial policies, procedures and controls.

Job Requirements

• 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
• Assembles data, reporting, and recommendations on ad-hoc analysis requested by Finance, merchandising and senior management.
• Identifies process improvements opportunities within assigned areas
• Performs deep dive analysis on specific projects
• Performs routine and complex financial analysis and modeling to support strategic decision making.

• Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
• 1-2 years of related experience
• Strong analytical skills are essential to comprehend and communicate financial results
• Strong analytical skills are essential to comprehend and communicate financial results
• Good 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