• Thu. May 23rd, 2024

SAINT LAURENT Finance Manager NJ

03/08/2024

Saint Laurent Regular
Wayne United States of America

ABOUT US

Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter in a 1966 collection called ‘Rive Gauche’, synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio- cultural landscape. In 1999, the luxury goods division of the Kering Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent and, under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello since April 2016, continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe. Today, Saint Laurent collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear.

We are currently seeking a Finance Manager who will report to the Controller as part of our dynamic team in our New Jersey offices.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

This crucial member of the Finance Department will lead a team in the collection, interpreting and reviewing of financial information while predicting future financial trends and developing long-term business plans. The Finance Manager will be a partner in providing the organization quantitative and qualitative analysis on the impact of future business decisions while reviewing, monitoring, and managing budgets as well as assisting the organization in developing strategies that work to minimize financial risk.

HOW YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE
 

  • Support Saint Laurent Americas including but not limited to: USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Dominican Republic
  • Responsible for Forecasting and Budgeting process including 3YP
    • Sales, Margin, Opex, Capex and Cash flow projections
    • Subsequent presentations to worldwide executive team
  • Support and collaborate with Brand and Shared Services teams during the monthly and year-end closing
  • Responsible for preparation, review, and submission of all Financial Reporting (Regional and HQ):
    • Daily, Weekly, Monthly and YTD sales reporting across all channels
    • Monthly P&L along with quantitative and qualitative analysis
    • Monthly Management expense reports
    • Monthly Capex and Cash Flow analysis
    • Proactive approach to data mining and certifying information for sales, KPIS, etc.
  • Analyze financial results and processes to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Collaborate in the preparation of the Monthly Business Review Presentation for WW Executive team
  • Lead along with Controller the monthly meetings with department heads to go over financial performance for respective areas
    • Train department heads on reading and understanding their financials
  • Support management on ad hoc analyses and special projects
  • Prepare monthly retail commercial goal bonus proposals along with calculation and final payouts
  • Assist Accounting team with preparation of Y/E Audit
  • Manage, coach and develop the FP&A team
  • Assist in compilation, preparation and analysis of EVAs for potential new projects
  • Collaborate in developing and maintaining complex financial models
  • Update and maintain system interfaces and flows linked to several data warehouses

WHO YOU ARE

  • Bachelors in Finance, Economics, or Accounting; MBA a plus
  • 5+ years in similar role with management experience; Retail experience highly desirable
  • Advanced technical skills (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Power BI, Pivot Tables, Macros, SUMIFS, Indirect Formulas)
  • Core competencies and traits:
    • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate complex data and prepare concise written reports and presentations
    • Ability to multi-task while maintaining critical deadlines
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and counterparts overseas
    • Highest regard for confidentiality. Must be able to maintain confidentiality with sensitive company information
    • Aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to team deadlines and have a very positive work attitude including willing to work some longer hours during peak periods
  • System savvy and self-motivated to learn new technology and participate in new projects; SAP, HFM experience a plus
  • Understanding of accounting principles and procedures  
  • Position is based in New Jersey, willingness to travel to NY Office as needed

WHY WORK WITH US?

Saint Laurent is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.

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