Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

| Seattle
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Description

 

Blue Nile is the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our standards are among the highest of all jewelers. We provide a superior customer experience, extraordinary value and industry leading product quality and style. We obsess about our customers and are passionate about providing each customer with an amazing experience.

Blue Nile is looking for a passionate and highly quantitative Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). This position will be integral in helping to lead, quantify and validate operating and strategic initiatives that contribute to the overall financial success of the organization. The position will provide support to the Senior Director of FP&A and CFO, as well as the executive leadership team, by assisting with reporting, modeling, budgeting/forecasting and other projects as needed. The successful candidate will have a passion for diving deep into data to identify trends and draw conclusions. This candidate will also possess exceptional partnership and communication skills and will routinely make recommendations to executive management and functional leads.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide insightful financial analysis to support company-wide strategic and operational initiatives
  • Develop models, analytical frameworks and projections to inform decision making
  • Establish and report on key financial & operating metrics. Proactively create new metrics and reports as needed
  • Develop the annual budget and periodic reforecasts, including revenue, margins and operating expenses. Partner with budget owners to develop resource needs while working within the framework of the company’s financial objectives
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual results providing detailed analyses that draw relevant and meaningful conclusions and highlight problem areas
  • Assist with preparations for executive and Board of Director meetings
  • Numerous ad hoc projects as needed

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Finance, or related fields, or equivalent years’ experience.
  • 5+ years of accounting and/or finance experience, preferably in a fast paced, high growth company. Retail and e-commerce experience a plus
  • Superior Excel skills required, including the ability to manipulate large sets of data and develop complex models
  • Experience working with SQL, Tableau and Oracle Hyperion, Essbase or PBCS a plus
  • Possess a firm understanding of Financial Statements including Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow. Working knowledge of accounting principles & US GAAP.
  • Ability to work independently and think creatively. Self-motivated with creative problem solving skills.
  • Intellectually curious; driven to understand data and relationships
  • Strong business acumen; ability to see the big picture and to understand and solve for strategic objectives
  • Strong and effective communication skills; ability to prioritize and maintain accuracy in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to develop relationships across the organization, working cross functionally to get results

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Fitness Center Discount
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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Location

We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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