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Manager, FP&A - Real Estate in Manchester, CT at Bob's Discount Furniture

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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Job Description

Bob’s Finance and Business Planning team is seeking a highly motivated Financial Manager to join the team. The manager will partner closely with senior management in Real Estate.  This role acts as a trusted leader who assists in bridging tactical decisions with strategic goals.  Key qualities for the role require critical thinking, strong communications, and follow-up.  

Key responsibilities include: Being the analytics lead in supporting real estate operations be successful in expanding Bob’s business nationally.  Role will report to Director of FP&A.  Primarily office based, but open to flexible work from home hours as well.

•    Support the coordination, analysis, preparation, and presentation of strategic real estate plans in the preparation of proforma financial models presenting decisions.  Develop detailed financial analysis with a goal of building an accurate and objective representation of new store performance.  
•    Review new store performance and conduct hind-sight analysis to match pro-forma results with actuals.  Use learnings from hind-sight analysis to increase accuracy of financial models going forward.  
•    Monitor the competitive landscape in furniture, real estate and retail to help benchmark Bob’s Discount Furniture results and plans.  Raise awareness of competitor results and actions, develop internal communications plans and follow-up
•    Ability to think broadly and independently while actively listening to business leader insights
•    In addition to the primary relationship with Real Estate, work with leaders in Store Operations, Strategy and Marketing as needed to build cohesive plans.  
•    Strong ability to triangulate facts through various data sources to support business cases.  
•    Follow macro-economic trends and correlate to furniture industry performance.  

Required Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Economics or related discipline
•    5 years in various Finance roles with exposure to different functional areas and accomplishments in each role
•    Ability to establish credibility with senior leaders and functional experts
•    Ability to thrive in a high performance, fast‐paced, entrepreneurial environment often in ambiguous circumstances while prioritizing business needs  
•    Ability to balance multiple projects and meet necessary deadlines with limited supervision. Proven thought leadership skills, including the ability to be innovative and be able to drive results both as an individual and team environment.
•    Proven quantitative and analytical skills with a high emphasis on quality of work – including accuracy, connection to business drivers and clarity to end customers
•    Ability to balance between helping to shape strategic long-range planning and the budget / tactical execution steps to achieve
•    Demonstrated high level of intellectual curiosity that translates into new approaches to business issues
•    Exceptional and advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills and proficiency in working with different systems to retrieve and analyze data. 
•    Proficiency in reading and interpreting financial documents and financial modeling. 
•    Ability to work with massive amounts of data and summarize and convey findings.
•    Ability to leverage large datasets at all levels of an organization from manager to the CEO 
•    Ability to use historical trends to develop dynamic forecasting models. 
•    Ability to leverage data in disparate systems and determine/confirm the accuracy of such data. 
•    Experience preparing reports/presentations for Senior Management and Boards of Directors. 
•    Experience partnering with leaders across the Enterprise to analyze their results of operations and guide them to make adjustments as necessary
•    Ability to travel to visit stores and for meetings with regional teams

Preferred Qualifications
•    Master’s Degree in Business or 7+ years in corporate Finance
•    Strong understanding of Retail performance drivers 

Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reasonably accommodating qualified persons with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.