Sr Financial Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 3/9/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 918361BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Finance/Accounting
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Senior Financial Analyst - Business Accounting responsibilities include the posting of monthly journal entries, balance sheet account analysis, profit and loss account analysis, preparation or review of account reconcilements and maintain key internal controls as prescribed by the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance process. The Senior Financial Analyst maintains a standard set of account analyses to be produced during the closing process to ensure balances are proper and highlight unusual trends. This individual will provide identification of significant transactions and liaise with Corporate Accounting and Accounting Services regarding accounting treatment.

This individual will work closely with the Business Operations and Business Finance functions at all levels. Provides data, reporting and recommendations on ad hoc analysis requested by finance senior management and business leadership. Maintain routine reporting/analytical tools and seek out enhancements to provide ever improving insights in an efficient manner. Ensure transparency in business unit reporting and analysis. Responsible for performing routine and complex financial reporting, analysis and modeling to support strategic decision making.

Job Requirements

50% Internal Reporting - Assist in the completion of the monthly close process including, journal entry preparation, preparation or review of account reconciliations and analysis and identification of the significant changes in and components of account balances. Interface with business personnel to understand the components of account balances. Assist with SOX compliance matters as it relates to the business.

40% Transaction processing – Completion of journal entries, liaise with Outsourced Accounting Services Center regarding transactional issues, completion of miscellaneous monthly reports and the development and enhancement of accounting processes. Liaise with corporate accounting regarding the accounting treatment of new, unusual or infrequent transactions.

10% Special Projects and External Audit – Assist in the completion of various special projects, including IT integration, and provide counsel to business units and corporate personnel on potential transactions and the effects on account balances. Assist in the completion of the external audit matters as it relates to the business.

- Analytical Skills – Analytics professional with a thorough understanding of the business drivers to comprehend and communicate financial results.
- Communication Skills – Able to work and communicate effectively with Peers, Sr. Leadership and external support groups to gain support for the execution of the strategies and initiatives that need to be implemented.
-Organization/Administrative Skills – 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.
- Partnering Skills – 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 Management.
- PC Skills – Advanced Excel, Essbase, Peoplesoft, Microsoft Office Suite, Business Objects, Financial modeling, Charts & Dashboards.
- Self-Starter – A strategic thinker who is dynamic, proactive, self-starting, able to work independently, and results-oriented, including a willingness to take on additional projects and improve current processes.
- Education – Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or other professional designation preferred.
Minimum 2 to 3 years work experience in accounting