Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Career Area Accounting & Finance
  • Job Function Finance and Corporate Strategy
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 874224BR

What you'll do

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of Walmart Global eCommerce. Our Finance team plays a strategic role in delivering results for our business. We guide financial decisions with analytics, performance management, forecasting, insights, and financial modeling. That means a lot of number crunching with a healthy dose of strategy, as we analyze new products and evaluate operations in emerging markets across supply chain, transportation, omni channel marketing and merchandising.

The Senior Manager - Merchandising will oversee the montly forecast and budget for Entertainment: (1) Electronics; (2) Video Games and Media; (3) Toys/Seasonal; (4) Music, Arts and Crafts; (5) Photo; and (6) Services. Main responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting and analysis in support of the bsuiness; identifying opportunities and risk as well as, and more importantly, driving business results. Candidates will be expected to utilize their accounting and financial background to provide financial advice to their respective business partners. As a result, candidates should possess the interpersonal skills necessary to function effectively as an ambassador and service provider while maintaining fiduciary responsibilities.

This person will play a critical role in leading insightful analyses and provide financial leadership to senior management on these areas in addition to supporting the merchandising teams as the subject matter expert. The Sr. Manager will help manage and develop 1-2 direct reports.
1. Budgeting/Planning (20%)
• Partner with key business owners and help lead the annual budget/plans for Entertainment
• Lead the long range financial planning process for these same areas
• Lead/own the development of the annual business plans and presentations for executive review meetings

2. Forecast/Close/Reporting (40%)
• Oversee and own the development of the monthly financial forecasts that incorporate current business trends and business strategies and by working closely with key business partners
• Oversee month-end close activities
• Lead monthly P&L reviews by recapping results vs. plan and forecast and prepare monthly variance reports for business owners
• Proactively identify, develop and implement enhancements to existing reporting and business processes

3. Analysis (30%)
• Perform analyses to provide insights into areas of risk and opportunity to influence strategies and investment decisions
• Conduct ad-hoc analysis at the request of management and business partners
• Oversee the reconciliation of data and P&Ls (as needed)
• Lead special projects as needed to provide analytical and decision support on new initiatives (including potential acquisitions)
• Provide key analytics to drive continued support for growth

  • Develops and executes financial planning processes for assigned areas (for example, Merchandising, Marketing departments)
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Oversees performance management activities
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides input for business decisions
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
  • Reviews and develops forecasting process for assigned operations, divisions, and departments


Minimum Qualifications

•5+ years of related work experience in a finance-related field (including management consulting, investment banking, corporate finance within Fortune 500 companies)
• Bachelor’s degree required; B.S. in business administration, economics, finance, accounting preferred
• Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans

Preferred Qualifications

• Retail, and e-commerce experience preferred

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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