Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

New York, NY 10001 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/11/2018 Job ID: 552 Industry: Finance

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager


Luxury brand goods organization is currently seeking a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager to join our team.


The Financial Planning and Analysis Manager will play a critical role in partnering with the Chief Financial Officer (‘ CFO’) to develop, implement and maintain processes, tools, reporting support and analysis in order to optimize the company’ s financial statements. In relation with the CFO, he will set company’ s controlling and reporting standards, especially for Sales, Inventory and Wholesale accounts contribution.

Critical responsibilities include sales reporting and forecasting, sell-through analysis, implementation and analysis of P&L by wholesale account and doors, chargebacks controlling, contribution in the monthly reporting to France, and participation in open to buy optimization. 


  • Prepare and update weekly sales flash including update of sales forecast for both Retail and Wholesale and for both brands
  • Work closely with Wholesale Account manager and Retail Manager to assess risks and opportunities in sales
  • Prepare and analyze monthly sales package, including comments on variation against budget and last year, analysis by Wholesale accounts / Retail stores, product family analysis. Compare US performances to International performances
  • Sell-through reporting: update and maintain Sell-through file by accounts and by doors on a monthly basis.
  • In-charge of month end sales reconciliation between all the different systems
  • Returns: In charge of updating, tracking and challenging returns from Wholesale Accounts. Comparison of Returns Authorized with actual products returned and chargebacks.  Update month end accrual for returns
  • Participate in Sales annual Budget and re-forecasts
  • Track and determine terms per accounts and MSRP for both US and Canada

Wholesale Controlling
  • In-charge of developing, maintaining and analyzing P&L by accounts and by door.
  • Working closely with accounting department, implementation of controlling tools for In Store Support chargebacks from Wholesale accounts.  Reconcile, forecast and challenge In Store Support chargebacks
  • Determine In Store Support accrual on monthly basis
  • Contribute in budget and forecasts of Wholesale accounts P&L contribution

Inventory Controlling
  • Monthly update of Inventory position by SKU and location (warehouses and retail store), valorization of units at a unique Moving Average Cost per SKU
  • Determination of inventory devaluation in collaboration with the Supply-Chain department
  • Monthly flows reconciliation between financial statements (MAS90) and operational systems (Retail Pro, 3rd Party Logistic ERP)
  • Determination of reported Samples and Gifting P&L impact (allocation of testers and samples between CoGS and OPEX)
  • Contribute in improvement of the Open To Buy and Purchasing tools working closely with the Supply-Chain department

Monthly reporting
  • Prepare monthly reporting file by extracting journal entries and reconciling with Trial Balance
  • Update and analyze actual results by cost centers, comment variance versus budget and last year.
  • Maintain and update links between the Group reporting file and US internal files.
  • Contribute in analysis and forecasting of Cash Flow Statement
  • Contribute in monthly overall analysis and comments to the Board.

System reconciliation and administration
  • Reconcile all systems: Retail Pro for our Store, MAS90/NAVISION (starting Q3 18) for accounting, GMAP (international SQL servers with sales and CoGS data), Third Party logistic ERP (to reconcile sales, returns and inventory)
  • Analysis of flows and neutralization of internal flows (such as Warehouse to Retail Store flows)

Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of a B.A., ideally with a CPA
  • At least 4-6 years of overall professional experience; ideally 2+ years as a Financial Planning and Analysis  


Skills and Abilities:
  • Prior experience in the Wholesale / Retail industry
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for sales analysis and forecasting, inventory control and simplified P&L management.
  • Technology savvy with extensive skills in Excel, database management, knowledge and prior experience with SQL.   Knowledge of Navision and Retail Pro is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate has highly developed analytical skills, is focused on problem solving with attention to detail and is autonomous and organized
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to deliver on a timely manner in a fast-paced environment
  • Personal qualities of integrity, honesty, credibility, and dedication to the mission. Follows through on commitments


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