Job Description



Serving the needs of all families with young children, Carter’s Inc. is the largest North American apparel retailer exclusively for babies and young children, encompassing Carter’s, OshKosh B’gosh, Skip*Hop and Little Planet brands. Meaningful work, constant learning, genuine people, and a community guided by core values that promote inclusion and innovation is in everything we do. There are many reasons to build your career at Carter's.

How You'll make an Impact:

The Carter's FP&A team is growing!

We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to provide guidance and expertise related to using Financial Systems (Oracle Hyperion products) to their fullest potential. In this role, you will work on financial planning, consolidation, reporting, and analysis across all aspects of Corporate Finance. This role reports to the Manager of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, serving as the main link between the financial functions and IT.

Serve as System Analyst / Business Partner lead for Hyperion users and IT Hyperion planning team (50%)

  • Serve as the company user expert for Hyperion Planning Applications

  • Work with Finance teams / Hyperion Users across the company to understand needed areas of improvement for key financial planning systems and integrations with other planning tools

  • Evaluate current processes and drive efficiencies / lead process improvements across all financial systems (Hyperion Planning, SAP, HFM, etc.)

  • Develop and execute financial system projects

  • Key member of the IT Finance Systems team; serve as thought partner for the team and translate business needs to technical system requirements

  • Provide guidance to IT Hyperion Support Team on required system enhancements and process improvements during development of projects and user troubleshooting

  • Steer and coordinate rigorous business user testing requirements for implementation of new capabilities and processes in the Hyperion Planning System

  • Provide support on Hyperion Planning and Essbase applications to end-users and new users in utilizing Hyperion applications effectively

  • Conducting training sessions to educate users on best practices and efficient use of Hyperion tools

  • Create and maintain comprehensive Hyperion user training materials

Support and coordinate the consolidation of corporate financial forecasting and reporting processes for the Company (40%)

Corporate Consolidation

  • Support the development of the forecasting calendar and planning guidance

  • Coordinate and communicate timelines and calendars around deliverables with key finance resources and the Hyperion planning team

  • Communicate with business partners to ensure planning guidance is up to date with accurate assumptions

  • Effectively manage the collection and consolidation of all forecast deliverables

  • Partner with business leaders on a complete and accurate quarterly and yearly financial forecast including Budget, Estimates and long-range plan

  • Manage the consolidation checklist; partner with teams to ensure submissions are timely and thorough

  • Support consolidation process of multiple planning applications and ensure consolidated financial accuracy

  • Company expert on Hyperion user troubleshooting, work with finance planning partners and IT support team to resolve issues and remove roadblocks during consolidation

  • Support postmortem reviews on forecasting cycles, thought partner to Hyperion users and IT support team to simplify processes and implement improvements

Corporate Materials, Reporting & Analysis

  • Prepare consolidated materials and create executive reporting packages for key meetings and forecast cycles (Monthly Business Review meetings, Leadership Team meetings, Earnings preparation, Board of Directors meetings, and monthly/quarterly reporting)

  • Provide monthly and quarterly variance analyses and periodic P&L updates to accounting and the leadership team, understand drivers / key assumptions and reconcile differences between prior forecasts and prior applicable years

  • Simplify processes and automate standard reporting; explore and leverage implement business intelligence tools for reporting (i.e., Tableau, Hyperion)

  • Work directly with Manager and SVP Corporate Finance on development of key deliverables for the CEO:

    • MBR and LT Offsite agendas

    • VP meeting presentations

    • Priorities / Initiatives for the year

  • Support corporate-level reporting and analysis (EPS reconciliation, Historical P&L, Guidance model, Inventory, Inflation, high level operating income reconciliations)

Support Corporate initiatives and ad hoc analyses as needed (10%)

  • Support and/or identify new business investments, projects, and other profit improvement opportunities through analysis and business cases (e.g., Little Planet, OshKosh Profitability, other Growth Initiatives)

  • Provide analysis to business leaders in support of projects, new business investments, and other profit or cost reduction opportunities

  • Provide back-up support for other finance teams as needed, coordinate with broader FP&A team to provide support and cross train,

  • Ad hoc projects depending on the current needs of the business

We'd Love to Hear From you if:

  • The role requires the ability to manage multiple projects and the ideal candidate must have excellent follow-up and follow through skills

  • 3+ years of business analysis experience and finance or accounting experience

  • Strong understanding of financial processes with experience in accounting and finance principles, applications, and ability to analyze financial statements

  • Experience with Orcale Hyperion products

  • Proven successful experience in corporate level consolidation activities

  • Experience leading and successfully delivering critical projects / initiatives

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across all levels of the organization.  Self motivated and resourceful

  • Provide financial and analytical support to business teams.  Build and maintain models that facilitate decision making, recommend appropriate analytical techniques and provide appropriate counsel.

  • Highly effective communication and presentation skills

  • Proficiency in related technologies such as Oracle Database and SQL may be beneficial

OUR Team Members:

  • Lead Courageously: Have a strong sense of personal values that align with our Company values

  • Collaborates Broadly: Build cooperation, trust, and thrive in a consensus driven environment

  • Customer Focus: Proactively seek opportunities to leverage data and fact-based insights to serve customers and/or internal clients

  • Drive Growth: Set aggressive goals and implement plans precisely

  • Cultivates Innovation:  Respectfully challenge the "we’ve always done it this way" mentality and explore new ways to achieve desired outcomes

Make a career at Carter’s:

  • Career Development: Success starts from within, and we have several paths from which you can choose to enhance your career evolution. From Carter’s University to Toastmasters to mentorship programs and more, we encourage you to utilize these tools to elevate your professional prowess.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties described may be changed or reassigned at the discretion of management, and the employee may be required to perform duties that are not listed in the job description.


Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Application Instructions

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