Financial Analyst II – FP&A

Posted Date: Apr-12-2021

Job ID: 19842

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No



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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by providing timely, convincing, relevant and technically sound financial analysis and recommendations that will assist end-users in evaluating corporate performance and support decision making. The Analyst provides this to the FP&A team and operational divisions through supporting financial analysis, management reporting, strategic planning, budgeting and leading special projects. The Financial Analyst II will sometimes work independently with the Division they support, representing the Finance Department as a subject matter expert.


  • Supports ad-hoc financial analysis by compiling data, identifying trends, and recommending appropriate conclusions
  • Assists in the set-up, creation and execution of annual budgeting & strategic planning processes
  • Works with department managers to identify best practices for expense tracking and what metrics should be measured 
  • Produces budget justification analysis utilized by the Leadership Team to review, prioritize and make decisions on the proposed operating budget
  • Assists in the production of regular co-op reporting including Board Packets, Business Reviews, and key operational dashboards
  • Quantifies financial impact of strategic objectives, which are to be factored into the five year strategic plan
  • Compiles monthly reporting for each department that explains P&L variances and solicits feedback for forecasting
  • Works with IT Project Managers and Business Analysts on major IT projects as the Finance representative, auditing the cost-benefit analysis and confirming with General Ledger team the appropriate identification of costs as Capital versus Expense
  • Completes lease versus buy analysis on equipment & facilities
  • Produces profitability analysis for proposed new investments, such as; new stores, expansions & relocations and tracks the actual result versus the proforma
  • Prepares annual dividend analysis and produces projections on the potential sales impact of changes to the dividend policy
  • Interacts with internal and external auditors, providing data and explanations on processes flows


Bring your passion and expertise

  • 1-3 years of financial planning and analysis experience in Accounting/Finance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or similar
  • MBA or similar certification
  • Proven success executing a corporate-wide budget cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and objectively solve problems using sound judgment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience interfacing with Board of Directors and senior management professionals
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities and deadlines under pressure
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, supervising and interpersonal skills to instruct or assign work to others, motivate and coach, and evaluate work performance
  • Advanced PC experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Essbase, SAP, and/or equivalent planning and ERP systems
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience working in retail industry
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best
  • Establishes trust and inspires others
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with The Co-Op Way
  • Delivers on commitments and holds others to same
  • Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities. 
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
  • Fosters change in company direction
  • Effectively plans and executes changes
  • Experience data mining and extraction skills like; SQL, Python, R Expertise in Excel, Tableau, and/or other analytical and data visualization platforms
  • Demonstrates a strong competency of Statistics
  • Has developed business cases that use hard data analysis and demonstrates competency with key corporate financial principles such as IRR, ROI, Depreciation, etc
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NEW YORK CORRECTION LAW
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.