Sr. Financial Analyst

Kohl's - Menomonee Falls, WI

Posted: January 18th, 2021


Improve company profitability through leading value-add analysis, driving cross-functional collaboration, and building business partnerships.



  • Develops value-add analysis to provide business insights
  • Aggregates and summarizes data using technical tools, accounting principles and relevant business knowledge
  • Identifies and communicates trends and variances as well as their underlying drivers
  • Ensures data integrity before presentation of findings


  • Systematically identifies appropriate variables, relevant assumptions and key performance metrics
  • Develops sensitivity analysis, rate versus mix, or correlation analysis
  • Provides insight on risks and opportunities to business functional area
  • Drives and improves the weekly/monthly forecast process in collaboration with business partners
  • Drives annual budgeting and updating of long-range plans
  • Proactively identifies process improvements and find operating efficiencies
  • Develops new, complex reporting, peer review, and creates new report summaries
  • Books advanced journal entries to ensure accurate month-end close process
  • Maintains internal controls structure


  • Facilitates timely information gathering
  • Communicates analysis and insights to business partners
  • Compiles relevant findings for presentation
  • Ensures invoices are processed cross-functionally
  • Enhances value-add reporting to teams and leaders
  • Drives the month-end close process, including recording advanced journal entries, preparing month end reporting and performing account reconciliations
  • Reviews contracts and ensures the correct accounting
  • Determines capital versus expense
  • Identifies the root cause of any bank settlement variances



  • Prepares SEC Filings (10-Q, 10-K, 8-K)
  • Prepares quarterly earnings release and conference call materials
  • Prepares financial schedules and analysis for the Board of Directors, Disclosure Committee and Audit Committee
  • Performs monthly/quarterly SOX validations to ensure controls are operating effectively
  • Acts as liaison to the external auditors
  • Researches technical accounting and financial reporting issues, documents conclusions and recommends accounting treatment to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are met
  • Analyzes and recommends improvements to major systems, processes, practices or policies


  • Maintenance - problem solves, in partnership with KT to mitigate future system issues
  • Quarterly Release - analyzes functionality for system and business process impacts
  • Roadmap & User Requests - oversees prioritization of backlog to deliver requested functionality, partners with Finance & Procurement leadership and Oracle to help drive roadmap for future enhancements, networks with other Oracle cloud customers to develop and implement best practices

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant field
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and other Financial Software programs, along with accounting, budgeting, and forecasting skills
  • Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, time management, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities


  • 3+ years of experience in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or MBA
  • Retail industry experience

About Kohl's

The first Kohl’s department store opened in Brookfield, Wisconsin in 1962. When the company went public in 1992, there were 76 Kohl’s stores in the Midwest. Kohls.com launched in 2001, giving Kohl’s an online presence that has grown and evolved over the years. In 2003, we opened 28 stores in California, giving Kohl’s a coast-to-coast presence for the first time in our history. That growth and expansion continued over the years and Kohl’s now operates more than 1,100 stores in 49 states, along with the powerful e-commerce platform of Kohls.com.

Kohl’s Associates live out our values each and every day. We put customers first and take a "yes we can" approach to everything we do. We support our communities and causes our customers and Associates care about. We act with integrity,  earning trust by living up to our commitments, treating each other with respect and fairness, and making decisions that support the reputation of the organization. We build great teams,  by communicating openly and embracing diverse perspectives. The empowerment, engagement and continuous development of all Associates is actively promoted. We foster a culture of appreciation and recognition. We drive results by working with a sense of urgency and accountability, making informed decisions and offering up new and innovative solutions.

The Greatness Agenda is a strategic framework built on five pillars: amazing product, incredible savings, easy experience, personalized connections and winning teams. Ultimately, our goal is to be the most engaging retailer in America. We will achieve that goal by focusing on our customers and creating product assortments that excite them. By building genuine, lasting relationships with them. By designing easy, seamless shopping experiences no matter how our customer shops. By helping customers get more from every dollar they spend at Kohl’s. And by building teams of engaged and talented Associates. Kohl’s is on the path to greatness.