Lush North America supports 270 retail stores in Canada and the USA, a digital e-commerce business based in Vancouver, and manufacturing centres in Vancouver and Toronto. Lush is passionate about our handmade product, our ethical sourcing of materials, our Charity Pot program and our Employee Volunteer Opportunities. We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual to join our FP&A team to support our Capital projects and expanding portfolio.  

Financial Analysts play an essential role in developing, communicating and executing the company vision and enabling our departments to realise that vision through data-driven decision-making. You know how to be curious about business opportunities and find ways to make ambitions a reality and to be real with feedback and support.

As a growing business, Lush need people that can adapt and evolve to the needs of our business, analyse and interpret metrics and translate strategy into behaviours which drive sales and improve profit. Our Lush employees live with purpose, finding their personal value connection with the values of our business, bringing their work and life paths into one holistic journey. #mylushlife

Reporting to the Sr. Manager FP&A, the Senior Financial Analyst undertakes the following.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as a key strategic business partner to the Property stream, modelling pro-forma P&Ls for new store openings, pop-up stores, renovations and relocations
  • Support the planning and implementation of property projects including project assessment, return on investment calculations, and cash flow analysis
  • Develop and maintain real estate performance analytics to promote forward looking business insight and data-driven decision making
  • Prepare presentations for senior level audiences on new location assessments, existing portfolio recommendations, monthly real estate meetings and quarterly business reviews
  • Create and monitor a system of controls to ensure company has a clear understanding of capital spend and that cost control measures are in place
  • Lead budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis of S&A property spend against budget and forecast
  • Own occupancy and depreciation forecasts for stores, collaborating closely with the Retail FP&A team
  • Measure and monitor Property stream performance KPIs for monthly and quarterly bonus calculations if needed
  • Develop strong relationships with design, woodshop and construction teams and develop better financial acumen within those teams around capital spend
  • Assist stakeholders to accurately interpret both financial and non-financial information
  • Conduct annual impairment reviews of fixed assets
  • Design and develop new and ad hoc reports and dashboards as required
  • Project-specific assistance and other and decision support analysis as required

 

You bring the following QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration, Real Estate or a related field
  • 3+ years of real estate specific, progressive experience in financial analysis
  • A proven, collaborative, proactive, and inclusive approach to business support
  • Self-motivated professional with the ability to focus, prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, high-energy environment to deliver a high-quality output
  • Excitement and commitment to learn, understand and relate to Lush’s core brand values
  • Strong analytical, modelling, and presentation skills, in depth knowledge of financial statements and the drivers that impact them
  • Can distill and summarize large and complex data sets in a simple and concise way and present it clearly without losing sight of the big picture
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and oral are essential to succeed in this role
  • Strong team player that can drive discussion but is always open to hearing a different view
  • Flexibility, dedication and ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Advanced experience and proficiency with MS Excel, including pivot tables and complex logic-based formulas

Strongly Preferred:

  • Experience in high volume, vertically integrated retail operations
  • Experience and proficiency with business intelligence and dashboarding tools such as Microsoft PowerBI
  • Experience with lease administration / market analysis software such as Tango or Lucernex
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX and/or Prophix is beneficial

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