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Financial Analyst III - Saucony

Wolverine Worldwide | Rockford, Michigan Job ID 2024-10512

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At Saucony, we exist for runners. Runners inspire us, bring us new ideas, force us to be better. They drive our design and engineering. They keep us competitive. They keep us hungry. They keep us honest. Whether it’s in a conference room or out on a lunchtime run, we’re constantly talking about and arguing about our sport, runners and the products that fuel them. We love our products and we run in everything we make. This focus and passion fuels us as we strive to create the best running shoes and apparel on the planet. We leave work each day knowing we’ve done everything to make runners’ lives just a little bit better.

Provide management with accurate, timely, and relevant financial analysis accompanied with commentary and recommendations where applicable. An integral part of the brand financial reporting teams this role will oversee financial close and reporting and support executive leadership group coordinating with Corporate FP&A and other divisional finance teams to ensure alignment across the Organization.

  • Report, review and analyze consolidated financial statements, and preparation of period and quarterly business review documents.
  • Prepare budget and forecast information such as, revenue, margin and variance analysis, SG&A and working capital, including supporting schedules.
  • Analyzes shipments, backlog and order for trends, units, revenue and margin and compares to Plan/forecast.
  • Oversee brand financial close process, including analysis to substantiate adjustments sent to corporate for period and quarter close.
  • Perform financial analysis of all related Balance Sheet related accounts and report adjustments to corporate finance.
  • Perform analysis on product pricing to the account base and assist in implementation of Customer Specific pricing as well Closeout and all other pricing.
  • Participate in the preparation of the annual plan, financial forecasting, long-range plans, actual results and other supporting analysis.
  • Manage the maintenance of financial reports and tools, including troubleshooting of issues and applying solutions.
  • Identify potential deviations from plan/forecast, quantify financial impact and provide recommendations for contingencies.
  • Work with commercial business leads on revenue assumptions and gross margin expectations.
  • Actively participate in ongoing projects independently and as a member of cross-functional teams, search for and realize efficiencies.
  • Respond to inquiries from the controller, internal and external auditors, and FP&A team regarding financial results and special requests.
  • Perform various variance analyses and statistical analyses related to the brands accounting areas.
  • Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting CPA and/or MBA preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years’ work experience in accounting or finance working with consolidations, financial reporting, and financial planning, forecasting, and analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and attention to detail
  • Excellent professional oral /written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills the ability to interact at all levels within the organization.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in SAP and Microsoft Suite of products.

Working Conditions

Wolverine Worldwide has a flexible, hybrid work schedule, with three days in office and two days remote.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. is committed to creating a company that is as diverse as our consumers. We value the differences in one another and believe our differences make us stronger. Our diverse and inclusive corporate culture starts with the recruitment process. We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We aim to create equal opportunities for our associates, customers, and suppliers regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.