Financial Planning and Analytics Manager
134 W 29th New York, NY 10001
The FP&A Manager will work across the company with all departments and business leaders to enhance all forms of financial planning and analytics to aide leadership in driving key business decisions. The Manager will also play a key role in supporting the next phase of NetSuite ERP implementation. An ideal candidate is a self-starter who excels at collaborating with business partners, working with large data sets and operating in a fast paced environment.
Key Responsibilities include:
Lead the development of collaborative financial projection and annual budget
processes; validate and analyze key assumptions and KPIs
Leverage existing financial systems to standardize and enhance management reporting and define KPI metrics
Create visibility to customer and channel profitability to identify opportunities to
prioritize investments and resources.
Develop and prepare monthly and quarterly business and board level reporting
Provide analysis of financial results and variances and identify areas of concerns and opportunities for improvements
Implement changes to enhance management reporting and analysis, support business intelligence initiatives and process improvements
Develops and builds financials models to allow leadership team an effective means to decision making
Participate in and review the analysis, current reporting designs, and refine KPI metrics criteria to align with changes in the business
Key Attributes, Skills, and Requirements include:
Minimum 5 years of in retail FP&A environment
Advanced Excel and financial modeling; proficient in PowerPoint and Word
Works well in a fast paced environment; effectively adapts to shifting plans and priorities
Results oriented and proven ability to work independently as well as collaborate with multiple functional areas
Able to communicate effectively and confidently with multiple levels of an organization
Recruiting Dir., Retail, Apparel, Beauty & Luxury Industry
Tara joined the Connors Group team in 2018 as Recruiting Director, Retail, Apparel, Beauty & Luxury Industry Specialist. She believes clients value a recruiter who is curious, fast, efficient, honest and a brand ambassador. They want to ensure that the candidate they are getting is the right fit for their brand or business. Because Tara has been in retail in many different roles for 26 years, she offers the ability to anticipate the questions a candidate may ask, so that she can interview like a subject matter expert. As the candidate's very first interaction with the company, it is critical to represent the brand and company in the best way possible. Tara knows candidates value a recruiter who is friendly, honest, has exceptional follow-up skills and gives sound career advise. She understands the ins and outs on how to run a business from both a sales perspective and operational perspective. Knowledge of the roles she recruits for allows her to quickly assess if someone is right and ready for the role. And because she has also been the "candidate," Tara appreciates the importance of follow-up. There is nothing worse than experiencing radio silence after you've gone through the interview process. Good news or bad news, she won't leave you guessing.
Tara is most proud of her legacy of talent, possessing the ability to identify, select and retain top professionals. She has developed and coached individuals on a consistent basis, and nothing gives her greater satisfaction than watching teams succeed and move on to bigger and better things! She is also proud of the fact that she opened 17 stores with e.l.f. Cosmetics in a year and half. In her over two years with e.l.f. she helped create and structure how the stores run today, from both a service and staffing perspective, to the operational way in which they function. Really having to become a jack of all trades; she is very proud of what was accomplished there.
A career goal is to be seen as an HR expert in the recruiting field. Tara wants to leverage her experience in running stores, HR and Learning & Development to reach a broader scope of candidates. Her desire is to build trust with the hiring managers and HR so that they think of our company first before going to any other recruiting firm. In speaking to some fun facts, when not at work, she likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible; and loves to run, bike, hike and ski. A Long Island resident, Tara is a lacrosse mom and can be found on the field every weekend cheering on her 3 kids. Her husband is a Battalion Chief for the FDNY in the Bronx. Tara also loves sitting on the beach while reading a good book!