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Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

Ralph Lauren
Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka, Karnataka, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

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Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
  • The candidate's primary responsibilities are to provide financial and operational reporting & analysis to the RL EMEA Leadership team accurately and on time.
  • The role is critical in supporting the senior management team's decision-making process as well as assisting EMEA team's efforts to deliver against targets and provide financial visibility & predictability to the business.
  • The candidate will work on the Cost centers, actual financial performance, Manage and report on Head Count, S&B, other expenses and compare budget and forecast projections. In addition, analyze and interpret variances, prepare reports, and provide recommendations to the Management where required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Deliver files & reports/ month-end / monthly forecast / annual budgeting reporting packages that support management decision making.
  • Support Daily/Weekly/Monthly business report preparation including, but not limited to, P&L Models, KPI Reporting & SG&A analyses.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of information stored in our systems, enabling a single source of truth.
  • Monitor the actual financial performance and compare budget and forecast projections.
  • Liaise with the GL Accounting team to post monthly adjustments like accruals, reclass, prepayments, etc., to ensure accuracy of expense bookings and P&L view.
  • In addition, analyze and interpret variances with commentaries across different periods/cycles, prepare reporting and provide recommendations to the functional teams.
  • Experience in Managing and reporting OPEX and CAPEX
  • Experience in HC management and reporting
  • Co ordinating with different vertical leads and managing expectations proactively will be a primary task. Sending out monthly reports and scheduling calls as required to remain aligned.
  • Other ad-hoc work as required.
  • Assisting with Financial processes and automations to minimize manual activities.
  • Roll-over of existing templates, building of new templates to suit changing requirements.
  • Complete ownership of the activities with minimal supervision, while ensuring timeliness and accuracy is expected from this role.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Professional Skills:
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree with a focus in Finance/ Accounting/ Business
  • CA / MBA
  • 6 to 10+ years of combined Accounting, Controlling, Reporting and Financial Planning & Analysis experience.
  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis
  • Solid experience in preparing financial & operational reporting and analytics, preferably in the retail environment.
  • Highly organized individual - Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Team player, flexible, results oriented; ability to work well under pressure of managing concurrent deadlines and prioritizing multiple projects.
  • Must have a "can do", attitude and be able to work independently.
  • Strong customer centricity, continuous improvement mindset
  • Fluent in English, excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Previous retail or fashion industry experience is a definite advantage.
  • Work timing will start from 1 pm India time with an expected stretch during close/FC/Budget/LRP weeks.

Technical Skills :
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint
  • Experience with Navigating, Data retrieval, Consolidating data from general ledger/data warehouse tools in a prescribed format.
  • Knowledge of Hyperion, Essbase and SAP is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Tableau, Business Insight will be an added advantage.
  • Help with the process automation/improvement capabilities

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