The Senior Financial Analyst provides financial reporting and analysis for their International Partners. This includes the production of recurring reports, tracking of key financial data and analysis of business strategies for the company. This position mines, analyzes, and reports data for a variety of business managers and executives. Also, this position identifies opportunities to analyze the business and pursues those opportunities with general supervision. The Associate may interact with his or her supervisor several times a week to receive guidance and feedback. Many non-routine activities will require a supervisor's advance approval.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Provide daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting for the executive team regarding many aspects of the company's performance and is typically used to manage the business and act as a liaison between Financial Planning and Analysis and other international partners.
Design and analyze tests of new initiatives to understand potential implementation impact by utilizing testing software to perform statistical analysis against control groups
Partner with marketing to improve impact of marketing efforts, increase brand value and attribute ROI
Participate in the capital investment decision-making process through the quantifying potential return of various investment opportunities across the business
Assist with the implementation & completion of the annual budgets. Work with various departments to incorporate information into the budget
Perform budget and forecast to actual variance analysis, investigation and commentary for the executive team and business leaders
Ability to understand and communicate changes as reflected in the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow
Seek continuous improvements for all processes on FP&A team by sharing best practices with other FP&A team members at every level
Perform cost/benefit and sales promotions analyses including the use of ROIC, IRR, and ROI valuations.
Perform trend analysis and build models to analyze the business.
Work collaboratively with others within and outside of his or her function to achieve goals, simplify processes, reduce costs, prevent loss, and to ensure that work is completed safely, accurately, and on time.
Respond to data requests from several departments, leveraging a working knowledge of internal systems.
Dissect business issues, analyze root cause and provide possible solutions in a simple yet compelling manner to international customers and upper management
Communication - Clearly conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Financial Acumen - Utilizes financial data to diagnose business strengths and weaknesses and identify the implications for potential strategies; keeps a financial perspective in the forefront when making strategic decisions.
Managing Work - Effectively manages one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Operational Decision Making - Securing and comparing information from multiple sources to identify business issues; committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria.
BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)
Bachelor's degree in an accredited Finance or Business program required
At least 2 years of accounting or finance analysis experience required
Experience with Hyperion and/or Cognos preferred
Experience with accounting software preferred
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others; conducts working relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
Proficient ability to prepare compelling, high-impact presentations for senior organizational leaders, financiers, and other strategic and functional stakeholders and business partners
Ability to work under demanding time constraints and production goals
Possess the learning capacity to receive and apply cross-functional training; willingness to assist other functions and work groups as needed so the department achieves or exceeds its overall business objectives
Proficient ability to manage emotionally-charged disagreements through consensus building, relationship management, and the formation and presentation of logical, data-based arguments
Ability to effectively and accurately enter, retrieve, analyze, recognize discrepancies, organize, and report electronic financial data
Ability to communicate effectively using written and verbal English with management and co-workers, including the ability to deliver presentations as needed to small groups within the organization
Proficient project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities
Proficient knowledge of business concepts and tools (financial statements, break-even, cost benchmarking, pricing, sensitivity analysis, NPV, ROI, etc.)
Ability to assertively solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Demonstrated capacity for gathering and scrutinizing data to identify issues, opportunities, patterns, and sustainable business solutions
Expert knowledge of Excel, and PowerPoint
Proficient knowledge of data management tools including Hyperion Enterprise.
Proficient knowledge of technical modeling skills
Ability to comprehend and adhere to all GameStop policies, including those related to scheduling and attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and honesty and ethical conduct