Financial Analyst II, Reporting & Analytics

Want to be a part of something awesome? Be part of a team working in one of the most innovative, exciting retail spaces in the country. JOANN has become more than a place where people buy fabric and crafts; it's a place where people come together to celebrate making things with their hands, hearts, and minds. Every day, we strive to inspire creativity in ourselves and our customers. Join us in having courage, cleverness and passion as we help people find their happy place.
The Financial Analyst II, Reporting & Analytics role is responsible for the systemic development and preparation of company and store financial performance reporting, monthly general ledger close accounting responsibilities and detailed expense forecasting and variance analysis.
Company and Store Reporting and database maintenance: Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly company and store performance reporting using primarily SAP, Data Management system, Hyperion , Access and Excel software. Research and analyze results for outliers and improvement opportunities. Ensure proper field distribution and maintain Access reporting databases.
Store Accounting: Perform monthly store accounting including journal entries and general ledger account analysis for P&L and balance sheet accounts. Partner with non-financial departments to assist them in preparing journal entries for store expenses/accruals. Investigate material variances to plan and forecast and determine whether store expenses are properly recognized. Prepare commentary on material financial variances and serve as primary internal contact for related store variance questions. Identify and communicate to department manager risks and opportunities in store P&L and balance sheet accounts.
Detailed store forecasting for expense line items. Partner with other functional areas, document all processes, expense/income drivers and dependencies, analyze for opportunities and prepare forecast, in partnership with functional area each month prior to financial close or as needed.
Data Management Software Development & Reporting: Serve as a financial data subject matter expert in supporting the Data Management & Reporting initiative. Work with other functional areas to understand reporting needs and provide direction to internal IT partners on data needs to support development of Enterprise and ad-hoc reporting and analysis of company financial information. Serve as a primary resource for the development of systemic reports leveraging SAP/Car/Hana and IBI software.
Ad-hoc projects and financial analysis requests as necessary including but not limited to investigating and responding to field questions regarding specific store sales and expenses, financial analysis requests from Store Operations, and systems development and testing (i.e. SAP FI/CO, SAP BW, WFM, and Hyperion) and store side annual planning. Train and prepare as a primary back-up for multiple processes and reports. Utilize SAP, Data Management, Access, Excel, Hyperion and Essbase to develop additional financial reports as needed.
Education Requirements
Minimum: Bachelor's Degree, Accounting / Finance.
Preferred: Master's in Business Administration, Accountancy or Finance, minor in Information Technology.
Minimum: 2-4 years previous experience in Accounting or Finance.
Our company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC. is an at-will employer, which means that your employment may be terminated by the Company or yourself with or without notice or cause unless the at-will arrangement is modified by a written agreement signed by both you and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

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