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SMCP, leader in accessible luxury with its brands Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot & Fursac, counts more than 1.466 points of sale in 40 countries of Europe, America, and Asia. The Group is distinguished by complete and creative ranges and through his international success story. Join SMCP to contribute at the evolution of the Parisian Group in development. An experience which gathers more than 5800 collaborators.

SMCP offers the same job opportunities to all, without distinction.
As such, all applications are considered only on the basis of competencies and experience.

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Finance / Accounting / Audit

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Financial & Business Analyst – VIE H/F



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Member of the FP&A team, the Financial & Business Analyst will support the USA and Canada business units and assist in maintaining and developing business controls and reports to ensure financial accuracy. The position will directly report to the Finance Manager.

Your role and responsibilities will be composed of two main parts:

– Financial Analysis: monthly closing, budgeting, planning and forecasting, variance analysis, decision support projects, and ad hoc analysis.

– Business Analysis: Support retail and other departments by creating and updating reports to be able to analyze our business performance to support decision taking of the top management.

#1 | Financial Analyst:


– Planning Sales, Payroll and Operating costs during the budget and forecasting process

– Setting up commercial targets by following the actual trend for each POS

– Assist in the preparation of presentations including monthly and quarterly business reviews, annual budgets, and long-term strategic planning initiatives.

Monthly Closing

– Participate in the monthly financial close process, perform comprehensive analysis of key expense and balance sheet items to ensure accurate financial results.

– Monitor and analyze Operating and SG&A expenses (Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Payroll cost…)

– Controlling and follow up on each operational department budget

– Update monthly P+L file for review for month end analysis vs Budget

– Review monthly margin and depreciation to validate accuracy in inventory and sales flow


– Assist in the preparation of presentations including monthly and quarterly business reviews, annual budgets, and long-term strategic planning initiatives.

– Ad Hoc: Assist CEO/CFO and Director of FP&A on any ad hoc request

#2 | Business Analyst:

– Develop, maintain and publish daily, weekly, month-to-date and year-to-date sales reports and KPI Dashboards in an accurate and timely manner
– Optimize existing reporting and process improvement opportunities
– Synthesize data into analysis to drive business results, identify key trends and opportunities for business teams and report it in a simple and clear way
– Be the link between Retail, HR, Merchandising and Finance by producing and building dashboards on the business as needed and supporting CEO’s requests
– Participate in promotional planning and analyze financial effectiveness of key promotions
– Representing finance in the weekly trade meeting


Qualifications :

– A Bachelor degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting

– An overall minimum of 3/4 years of professional experience

– Financial experience in Retail is required

– As the Group HQ is located in Paris and as we communicate with them on a recurring/daily basis, speaking French would be a plus (but not required)

– Experience with Oracle and PBCS would be a plus but not required

Technical Skills :

– Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets/

– Really Strong Microsoft Office skills and especially Excel (including pivot tables, vlookup, hlookup, sumifs, macros, etc.)

– Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information with accuracy

– Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings

– Proven ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects and competing priorities simultaneously, to work independently, and to drive projects to completion with minimum guidance and high attention to detail

– Must be professional in conduct and practice, reliable, creative, responsive and adaptive in a dynamic team environment with excellent interpersonal communication skills

– Ability to independently, resourcefully, and creatively research and implement new solutions

Job location

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North America, USA, New york

Applicant criteria

Minimum level of education required

5-year university degree

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more