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Manager Financial Planning & Analysis

Function: Finance
Location: Shared Services Columbia, Columbia, SC US
Date posted: 10/18/2017 12:59:06 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1029710
The Manager Financial Planning & Analysis manages the business performance management process for Financial Services.  Responsibilities include analysis and strategy for financial shared services measurement of key KPI’s, annual business plan, monthly forecasts for spending, cash flow and key operating metrics. There will be frequent and regular communication with cross functional departments.  Role will be an advisor and work with management team to drive business insights, facilitate change and improvement throughout the operation. This position will be a key member of the shared services management team and report to the Vice President of Financial Services & Systems (FSS). 

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, modeling and analysis for Financial Services function
  • Perform review of monthly results and produce an executive level summary with commentary for FSS
  • Forecast the monthly cost center operating expenses, AR, cash flow and balance sheet estimates.
  • Oversee, coordinate and administer the annual budget process throughout FSS including labor and expense planning and allocation models
  • Communicate related strategy, concepts efficiently and effectively to a senior executive audience.
  • Adapt to shifting priorities while maintaining focus on the broader business.
  • Ensure all business unit requests for financial information, questions and ad-hoc issues are handled in a timely, professional manner.
Functional Knowledge
  • Maintain an understanding of Finance concepts, methods, standards, principles, and technology; make sound decisions and recommendations based on that understanding.
  • Apply a comprehensive knowledge of current and evolving best practices and industry trends.
  • Manage the operational performance management process including monthly operational reporting, financial forecasts & budget management.
Management/Leadership Responsibility
  • Manage team and work to address talent management, resource planning, etc.  Select and hire employees for the core function group.
  • Provide support, training, mentoring, and development to staff on an ongoing basis to ensure the department performs at a maximum level.
  • Guide and influence people, processes, and resources to support the best interest of the business.
  • Build trusting relationships with business leaders and partners.
  • Responsible for proactively preventing problems as well as addressing and independently guiding problem solving efforts.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field
  • 5-7 years of progressive finance experience
  • At least 3 years  of progressive management experience
  • Experience synthesizing complex results into communicable insights
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software
  • Ability to travel ~10-15%
  • MBA or master’s degree in a related field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with accountants, clients, and upper management
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Advanced presentation skills for educating internal clients on accounting principles and presenting to Executive Leadership team
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • Experience working within a large global organization
  • Experience working in a shared services environment


Additional Information


Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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