Senior Financial Analyst, SiJCP


September 14, 2021

Job ID: 192506
Location Name: CA-FSC SF Off (0174)
Address: 525 Market St, 32nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (US)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Regular
Job Function: Finance
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Position Summary

The Senior Financial Analyst supports the Head of Finance of the Sephora inside JCPenney’s (SiJCP) organization. The Senior Financial Analyst will be directly involved areas regarding forecasting/budgeting, analytics, and reporting covering the SiJCP complete organization. This role will include providing variance analysis expenses including all costs, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. The Senior Financial Analyst must have strict attention to detail and an ability to set and meet tight deadlines will be critical for success.

Position Responsibilities

  • Support monthly reporting and financial close by attending monthly close meetings, assisting with reconciling budget and forecast variances to actual results
  • Support all components of budget/forecast for all expense related to Occupancy, including actively pursuing new/innovative ways of improving business process
  • Monitor and review spending, identify trends/issues and lead resolution of problems
  • Perform ad hoc analysis to drive data decision making for the leadership team
  • Support all key financial processes related to Occupancy and other areas of ownership, including partnering with key stakeholders to produce the annual budget, strategic plan, biannual forecasts and monthly reporting/analytical support
  • Support the Monthly close process including preparation of variance reports and analysis with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness.
  • Acquire and maintain a thorough understanding of the strategies, business issues, risks and profitability opportunities

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • At least 3+ years of related business experience, ideally with proven experience in forecasting, budgeting, and monthly close activities
  • Intermediate accounting knowledge required, knowledge of IFRS 16 a plus
  • Superior Excel financial modeling skills and Financial Systems, SAP,BPC and Anaplan a plus
  • Requires a self-starter, ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Must be detail-oriented, with strong organizational and task management skills
  • Ability to partner cross functionally with all levels of the organization
  • Thrives on an environment that is fast-paced, rapidly changing, and customer service-oriented
  • Proven ability to interpret and synthesize data into intelligent business decisions
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field

You’ll love working here because:

  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.
  • The product. Employees enjoy a product discount and receive free product (“gratis”) various times throughout the year. (Think your friends and family love you now? Just wait until you work at Sephora!)
  • The business. It feels good to win – and Sephora is a leader in the retail industry, defining experiential retail with a digital focus and creating the most loved beauty community in the world…with the awards and accolades to back it up.
  • The perks. Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation/holiday time off, commuter benefits, and “Summer Fridays” (half-days every Friday between Memorial and Labor Day) and so much more.
  • The LVMH family. Sephora’s parent company, LVMH, is one of the largest luxury groups in the world, providing support to over 70 brands such as Louis Vuitton, Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Dior.

Working at Sephora’s Field Support Center (FSC)

Our North American operations are based in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, but you won’t hear us call it a headquarters – it’s the Field Support Center (FSC). At the FSC, we support our stores in providing the best possible experience for every client. Dedicated teams cater to our client’s every need by creating covetable assortments, curated content, compelling storytelling, smart strategy, skillful analysis, expert training, and more. It takes a lot of curious and confident individuals, disrupting the status quo and taking chances. The pace is fast, the fun is furious, and the passion is real. We never rest on our laurels. Our motto? If it’s not broken, fix it.

Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company
. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.


SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.